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Piebald deer a unique sight if you can spot them

A St. Louisville man had a rare opportunity to kill a piebald deer. James Hottle was bow hunting his Licking County property when he saw the buck with its distinctive brown-red coat with the unusual splotches of white, giving it a...

Farmers will need to understand new ‘market year average price’

Farmers need to sign up for the new Farm Bill programs this winter. An important component of the Farm Bill is the market year average price. The law uses a “market year average price” for calculating the revenue guarantee...

Who owns those solar panels?

Q: I’m curious about the solar panels just north of Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay. Who owns them, how much power is generated, and who benefits? — Fred Gohlke, Findlay. A: Marathon Petroleum Corp. spent $4 million in 2012...

Acorn mast survey has good news for nut eaters

Acorns are important food for more than 90 species of forest wildlife. The nuts are stored by squirrels and mice, and provide high-energy forage for turkeys and deer. Their abundance can help wildlife through tough winters and...

Late harvest can reduce yields

The weather has caused problems for many farmers. Days suitable for harvest were limited during October, and drying conditions to lower grain moistures have been lacking in many fields. It is not only an Ohio problem. Most of the...

Township in Pa. shares Findlay name

Q: I occasionally hear about a Findlay in Pennsylvania. Tell me about it. A: Findlay Township boasts that it is home to Pittsburgh International Airport and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It is 32.6 square miles, including part of the...

Wasting disease causing problems in Ohio, Pa. deer

Chronic wasting disease affects hoofed ruminant animals such as whitetail and mule deer, moose and elk. Its mention triggers serious concerns for wildlife professionals, owners of captive cervids and outdoor enthusiasts. Chronic...

Manure regulations affect livestock production

We are all concerned about the algae blooms in Lake Erie and with water quality. Farmers supported the passage of Senate Bill 150 to show that they take nutrient management seriously and will do their part to keep nutrients out of Lake...
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