Country Life

Monitor for ticks when working pasture

There has been an increase in tick-vectored diseases in Ohio to livestock, companion animals and humans over the last several years. This has occurred as the different tick species that inhabit Ohio have increased their habitat range and gradual spread from the south and east towards the north. The increase in awareness of tick-vectored diseases [...]

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Farmland preservation efforts in Ohio get a legal victory

It was 98 cents for a gallon of milk at our local Walmart Superstore. When I was paying for my groceries, the clerk kindly inquired if I wanted to donate a dollar to feed the hungry? My reply, “I already gave at the office.” She may have been confused, but those of you farming are [...]

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STEM In Action Summer Bridge Program

Central State University, Ohio’s 1890 Land-Grant University, rolls-out an all-inclusive, free STEM focused Summer Bridge Program developed to prepare high-performing incoming students to move more rapidly into college-level classes and prepare them for early success. STEM In Action, an intensive five-week summer program, starting June 17, is limited to a select number of high achieving [...]

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Farm bill expected to meet resistance

  The first comprehensive proposal for a new federal farm bill calls for changes to payments to farmers when commodity prices dip or when they adopt environmentally friendly measures on their farms. The proposed legislation, which was drafted and endorsed in a partisan vote by the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee, also calls for controversial changes [...]

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Logan County family finds hole in farm field 40 feet deep

A Logan County family made an interesting discovery in one of their farm fields this past week in preparation for planting. 15-year-old Lucas Yoesting was riding his dirt bike on his family’s rural-Zanesfield property when he noticed a large hole in one of the fields. Further inspection later in the week by Sunny and Tracy [...]

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Agricultural broadband bill important milestone

The Senate Commerce Committee recently approved S. 2343, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018. The bipartisan bill is an important milestone in delivering broadband service crucial to the operation of modern farming equipment. The bill would create a task force to focus on the connectivity and technology needs of modern farmers who are too [...]

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Ohio’s "Free Fishing Days" are May 5 & 6, when Ohio residents may fish in any of the state's public waters without having to buy a fishing license. During the rest of the year, anglers 16 years and older are required to have a valid fishing license to take fish, frogs or turtles from Ohio waters. Photo by wildohio.gov.

Lake Erie fishing forecast is a good one

Lake Erie anglers should experience another year of diverse fishing opportunities this season, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Excellent walleye hatches from 2014 and 2015 are expected to contribute to exceptional fishing opportunities in Lake Erie this year, and anglers pursuing yellow perch in Lake Erie’s Western Basin will likely find excellent [...]

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