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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,...

What about brown spots on bananas?

Q: Why do bananas get brown spots the same day they come home? — B.J., Findlay. A: It’s good timing for you. The spots are signs of ripening, when the sugar content goes from near zero to about 80 percent. The more brown...

Variety of birds visited Hancock County during count

The Christmas bird count is conducted annually from Dec. 14 through Jan 5. Feeder-watchers, field observers, count compilers and regional editors do it for the love of birds and for friendly competition, knowing their efforts make a...

2014: Big events in agriculture

Here are 10 things that affected agriculture in our area last year: • Crop yields. It was a good year. Very few fields had poor yields. Soybeans may be near the county record, and 2014 will be one of the better years for corn. • Grain...
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