Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

Colonial Williamsburg hosts oxen event

Sunday, September 7, 2008

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will host its first symposium on oxen and their crucial role as beasts of burden through the centuries. Oxen in the Old and New Worlds, consisting of lectures, demonstrations and panel discussions by oxen experts from America and Great Britain, will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. […]

Energy affects corn, soybean prices

Thursday, September 4, 2008

URBANA, Ill. — Two broad fundamental factors appear to be influencing corn and soybean prices as the growing season reaches the last stages, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist. Two factors “One of those factors is the potential size of the 2008 U.S. harvest and the other is the level of energy prices,” […]

Lack of rain may cause stalk rot

Thursday, September 4, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio — Despite recent rain from the remnants of Fay, parts of Ohio remain abnormally dry, and the drought-like conditions may cause stalk rot and lodging problems in corn. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said that dry conditions experienced during grain fill often […]

Antique tractors were at annual Trumbull Co. show

Thursday, September 4, 2008

WARREN, Ohio –The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County had a beautiful weekend for its 14th annual show Aug. 16-17. The featured tractors this year were Case, Massey-Harris and Massey-Ferguson. A record number of visitors were able to enjoy antique tractors, equipment, cars and trucks, old boats and motors, displays of old farm items from […]

What we need is tax reform

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Editor: Taxation without representation, property tax to pay for public education, double and triple taxation standards, tax on social security and unemployment benefits, excessive and outrageous estate tax and sky-high sales are all examples of inequitable and unfair taxation standards in our country. We do not need tax breaks, tax cuts or tax loopholes; we […]

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 4, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — This year, the Hillsdale FFA chapter sent its equine judging team to Fort Worth, Texas, where members attended the World Championship Paint Horse Show and participated in the youth judging contest. Team members Ashley Pickering, Kristen Deter, and Brittani Baldner-Hill earned the trip by placing fourth at the state competition. While in […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Sept. 4, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

ELLSWORTH, Ohio — Several members of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club were recognized at the August family fun night for their accomplishments at the 2008 Ohio State Fair. Following the Communications Days event, first place clock trophy awards went to Blake Algarin for a multimedia presentation; Katherine Pitcairn for a PowerPoint presentation; and to Cheyenne Rowbotham […]

FSA Andy for Sept. 4, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hello Again! The Wayne County Fair starts this Saturday. The Budweiser Clydesdale horses will be on display there most of the week, with intermittent scheduled demonstrations. This is in addition to the fair being the largest junior fair in the state of Ohio! The local FSA office has a display over on Machinery/Ag Row, so […]

USDA delays implementing revised Class III and IV make allowances

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WASHINGTON — The USDA has delayed implementation of its interim final rule on Class III and IV make allowance adjustments by one month, in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of seven dairy farmer cooperatives, two other farm operators and a state dairy farmers association. The suit claims USDA was obliged by the passage […]

Wind turbine: Personal or profit?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Installing a wind turbine for energy needs may be a good green practice, but without careful planning, it may not result in the kind of green that’s good for the wallet. Purdue University renewable energy specialist Chad Martin said there are many factors to consider when installing a wind turbine to […]


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