Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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girls at 2011 Trumbull County Fair

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United Local FFA Members

We asked FFA members to share why they say thanks to FFA by participating in our photo booth at the 2016 Ohio FFA Convention in Columbus, May 5 and 6.
Firelands FFA Crochet header

It may not be a typical FFA project but at Firelands High School, students spend downtime with yarn and hook in hand, crocheting for a cause.

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completed shale well

In southwestern Pennsylvania, Washington County leads with the highest number of producing wells as of the end of April.
Utica shale wells

Carroll County leads Ohio with the most producing wells again in April.


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How Tos

Planting cover crops during late summer and early fall can improve your garden soil between growing seasons. Learn what to plant and how to plant it.

There are a lot of strategies and considerations for keeping squirrels off of fruit trees. Learn more about what works and what doesn't.

Christmas Baking Photo Contest

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Columns

soybeans

Will the weather improve drought-stricken beans in the Northwest Corn Belt or yellowed bean fields of the Eastern Corn Belt? Marlin Clark weighs in.
Walt Sturgeon

Walt Sturgeon, a nationally known expert on mushrooms, educates enthusiasts about foraging for, identifying and eating wild mushrooms.
Buffalo Bill Reservoir

Julie Geiss and her family make the third stop on their trip West at the former home of one of the most famous cowboys, Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
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Alan Guebert explains what needs to be done to level the playing field in the agriculture industry in terms of crops, chemicals, seeds and meat.
guy reeling in fence

During the heat of the summer, it is very important not to overgraze cool-season grasses. Learn more about maintaining pastures in hot, dry weather.

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Reagan Delvaux

Reagan Delvaux caught a 22-inch tiger trout at Castalia Fish Hatchery on July 23, 2021.
pig

The USDA's Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed African swine fever in samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic.
A woman and a child stand next to a goat pen at the fair.

The heat didn’t stop 4-H’ers and fair visitors from enjoying the Summit County Fair, in Tallmadge, Ohio, during the last week of July. The afternoon of July 28, some 4-H’ers finally showed the livestock they’ve been working with all year, or geared up for more shows later in the week.
soybeans

Will the weather improve drought-stricken beans in the Northwest Corn Belt or yellowed bean fields of the Eastern Corn Belt? Marlin Clark weighs in.
powerlines

The $6.6 million collected from ratepayers was part of more than $24 million in payments identified by FirstEnergy as “improperly classified, misallocated or lacked supporting documentation” in a report to the SEC. A dozen of those payments were to Tony George, a Cleveland businessman; two went to Sam Randazzo, former PUCO chief who resigned last fall after the FBI raided his home in connection with the FirstEnergy/House Bill 6 investigation.

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Farming 101

5 things young farmers should know about finances

Upcoming features:

Balance sheet

Cash flow

Building credit

We’re featuring a series of “101” columns throughout the year to help young and beginning farmers master farm living. From finances to management to machinery repair and animal care, farmers do it all.