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County uses cornstalks to prevent snow drifting

12:00AM
December
18, 2007

Franklin County is using cornstalks to help keep country roads clear of snow. Franklin County Commissioners today approved a program which pays local farmers to leave cornstalks up over the winter.

Mount Gilead Farm Thrives on Produce Subscriptions

At the Clintonville Farmers Market, Ben and Lisa Sipple display produce from their Community Supported Agriculture farm.
12:00AM
July 23, 2007

Much attention is given to the problems facing family-owned farms in Ohio and elsewhere. Problems include weather, disappearing farmland, pollution from field run off, and a population that is increasingly non-rural. A small but growing idea tries to address all of these issues, except – of course – the weather.

Ohioans Fear Pollution from Factory Farms

12:00AM
October
7, 2005

The potential for pollution is a major concern for many Ohioans living next to factory farms. Government officials say state regulations are adequate protection. Environmentalists couldn’t disagree more.

Ohio Farmers Fear Fuel Costs

12:00AM
September
20, 2005

Facing the highest fuel prices in years, Ohio farmers are looking for ways to cut costs during this harvest season.

Women farmers grow in number

12:00AM
April
19, 2004

The latest census data from the agriculture Department shows more than 236,000 women were managing farms in the U-S in 2002 — up 13% from 1997. That works out to about one in every ten farms.