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Woman forced to relocate flock of chickens

Published Jul. 25, 2014

After discovering how factory-farmed chickens are handled, Jenny Durbin decided to raise her own chickens. Now, the village of Silverton is threatening to take away her source of eggs and the family of birds to which she's become so close

Wheat harvest yields increase

Published Jul. 25, 2014

Farmers in the region aren’t planting as much wheat as in years past, but those who did enjoyed “a good harvest” this month with strong yields and no plant disease, reports Ed Lentz, agriculture/natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension.

What’s happening with hops in Ohio

Published Jul. 25, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio — In terms of both production and economic opportunity, hops growing is hot in Ohio. However, crop threats like spider mites and outbreaks of diseases like downy mildew in some areas have both growers and researchers perplexed.

USDA Reports Strong U.S. Corn, Soy, Wheat Exports

Published Aug. 1, 2014

Export sales last week of new-crop U.S. corn, soybeans and wheat topped expectations as lower prices and an improving Chinese economy likely attracted buyers.

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

Published Aug. 1, 2014

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.