States banning use of drones for hunting, fishing

There is a concern that there could be unauthorized drone strikes in Illinois and state Sen. Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield Township, is ready to do battle with them. The pro-hunting senator, encouraged by those concerned with quickly...

Deadline nears for nominations to county Agriculture Hall of Fame

Hancock County recognizes people who have contributed to agriculture, because farmers and agri-businesses have added to the county’s economy since the pioneers. The Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame award recognizes those...

How do you keep a monocle in place?

Q: We’ve been watching “Hogan’s Heroes” reruns and we see nothing holding Col. Klink’s monocle in place. How is this done? — Marilyn Siger, Findlay. A: Wearers wedge the monocle into the outer orbit...

Farm Bill to assist trout, salmon conservation

The Natural Resource Conservation Service has chosen its first projects funded by the Farm Bill’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The projects will assist trout and salmon conservation on farms and ranches across the...

Webinars benefit livestock producers

The beef industry had record prices last year. The availability of beef was tight because of herd reductions during years of high grain prices and limited forage caused by droughts in the West. Steak and hamburger lovers are seeing the...

Can city remove Riverside Park dam?

Q: Can Findlay remove the dam on the Blanchard River at Riverside Park to ease potential flooding as well as pushing water through the city better? — Bill Glock, Findlay. A: The Army Corps of Engineers says the dam’s demise...

White-nose syndrome killing millions of bats

White-nose syndrome has killed more than 5.7 million bats in eastern North America. The disease is caused by a cold-loving fungus which can be found in caves. It was discovered in New York during the winter of 2006-07, initially...

OSU Extension offers pesticide training classes to area farmers

Since man planted the first seeds, he has had to battle pests to harvest the fruits of his labor. Farm chemicals became a valuable asset combating diseases, insects, weeds, and other pests. As more of these products became available,...
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