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No-Till conference set in Plain City in early December

Monday, October 18, 2010

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Cutting no-till costs, improving soil quality and growing profit margins with cover crops will be the featured themes at this year’s Ohio No-Till Conference taking place Dec. 7 in Plain City, Ohio. The conference program runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain […]

Grant program seeks farmer and rancher applicants

Monday, October 18, 2010

COLUMBUS — The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is now accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their farms. Details Grants of $6,000 for individual farmers and $18,000 for groups of three or more are awarded to farmers and ranchers for initiating agricultural sustainability practices on […]

Experts find possible stinkbug repellent

Monday, October 18, 2010

WASHINGTON — Help may be on the way for millions of people on the East Coast bugged out about the invasion of stinkbugs. Scientists have reported a key advance in efforts to develop the first commercial repellent for stinkbugs, which are emerging as a major nuisance to homeowners and a devastating pest to some farm […]

Raccoon Creek highlights success of Ohio’s Acid Mine Drainage Program

Monday, October 18, 2010

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The success of the Ohio Acid Mine Drainage Program was recognized in a celebration of partnerships by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management. The event was held at the Raccoon Creek Kern Hollow site — an acid mine drainage treatment system which is representative of similar water […]

Weak currencies could boost agricultural export markets

Monday, October 18, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Exporting nations like the United States are finding that weaker currency spells stronger trade opportunities. That is, if their monetary moves don’t first lead to a trade war, said two Purdue University agricultural economist. At least three major exporting countries — the United States, China and Japan — have made direct […]

Timber tax info. on Oct. 25

Friday, October 15, 2010

CANFIELD, Ohio — The Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association’s Oct. 25 meeting will address the topic of income tax treatment of timber management practices. Joe Ledford and Kellie Hanas, CPA’s from Hill, Barth & King’s Meadville, Pa. office will provide advice on reporting woodland management income and expenses. If you have been thinking about selling timber, […]

Use caution when grazing cattle in cold weather

Friday, October 15, 2010

in cold weather WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As frost begins to cover fields, cattle producers should protect grazing livestock against prussic acid poisoning and bloat, a Purdue University Extension beef specialist says. Prussic acid, also commonly referred to as cyanide or hydrocyanic acid, is a potent, rapidly acting poison often used in rodent and vermin […]

U.S. sets record for soy exports four years in a row

Friday, October 15, 2010

ST. LOUIS — According to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. soy exports set a record for the fourth year in a row with exports of 1.9 billion bushels for the last marketing year. Soybean-checkoff funded international sales efforts helped to achieve these record-setting export numbers. The United Soybean Board continues to devote the largest […]

HSUS to become Bravo Brio shareholder to curb animal cruelty

Friday, October 15, 2010

COLUMBUS — The Humane Society of the United States announced that it will become a Bravo Brio Restaurant Group [NASDAQ: BBRG (proposed)] stockholder once shares of the company, which recently filed for IPO, become available. Goal The HSUS will use its shareholder position to encourage the Columbus, Ohio-based company to make the same type of […]

Too fat to enlist: Military recruitment hindered by obesity

Friday, October 15, 2010

By TED BOSCIA ITHACA, N.Y. — At a time when American military forces are stretched thin overseas, a growing number of potential recruits are too fat to enlist, according to an analysis by Cornell economists. In the past half-century, the number of women of military age who exceed the U.S. Army’s enlistment standards for weight-for-height […]

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