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EPA takes action against several CAFOs in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska

Friday, May 28, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 has taken a series of civil enforcement actions against six beef feedlot operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska for violations of the Clean Water Act, as part of an increased emphasis aimed at ending harmful discharges of pollutants from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) into the region’s rivers […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The Hicks and Hayseeds 4-H Club met recently at the home of their advisers, Ken and Judy Brown. Members were reminded of upcoming clinics, taggings and registration due dates for the fair. They continued building a picnic table that will be raffled off to benefit the Hanoverton Fire Department and also worked […]

Kenton celebration honors “Singing Cowboy” Gene Autry

Thursday, May 27, 2010

KENTON, Ohio — Now in its 17th year, Gene Autry Days is scheduled for June 26 and 27 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, located south of Kenton, Ohio on Fairground Road, between U.S. Highway 68 and state Route 31. The event will be held in the Community Building June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

Wheat pest, cereal leaf beetle, making a comeback in Ohio

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ABOVE: CEREAL LEAF BEETLE LARVA WOOSTER, Ohio — This could be the year cereal leaf beetle makes a comeback in Ohio, causing widespread problems. Ohio State University Extension entomologist Ron Hammond said there are populations of cereal leaf beetle in the southern and central parts of the state, but there is also potential for outbreaks […]

Strickland announces partnership to develop first wind farm in Lake Erie

Monday, May 24, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced a partnership May 24 between GE and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation to harness the wind power of Lake Erie and develop the first fresh water offshore wind farm in North America. Strickland made the announcement at the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference in Dallas. […]

Out of the orchard and into the field: Grafting may improve tomatoes

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grafting may improve tomato varieties more quickly, compared to traditional genetic breeding.

USDA and the Department of Justice hold poultry competition workshop

Monday, May 24, 2010

The workshop focused on competition issues in the poultry industry.

Training needed for best animal care

Saturday, May 22, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Proper animal care on farms is critical because well cared for animals translates into a more successful operation and also an improved public image. Almost all farmers seem to be under a consumer magnifying glass; consequently, it’s now more important than ever for all farmers and ranchers to continue focusing on improved […]

Citizens’network tracks birds in Gulf

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — As oil continues to gush into the ocean from the Deepwater Horizon well, Gulf Coast bird watchers are taking action by surveying beaches and marshes for birds. Tracking By entering their counts at http://www.ebird.org, they are helping scientists track hundreds of species that could be affected as the oil spreads toward land. […]

Seed corn aid comes just in time for Haitians

Friday, May 21, 2010

HOUSTON — Some 4,500 Haitian farmers without the means to buy seed will now be planting new corn crops, and just in time. A Texas-based charity is distributing seed corn throughout rural Haiti to stem growing concern of a local food crisis and support agriculture in an economy struggling to find its footing. Planting season […]

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