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USDA announces SURE program application cutoff

Monday, August 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess today announced that producers have until Sept. 30 to submit an application for payment under the 2008 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. Details SURE provides financial assistance for crop production and or quality losses due to a natural disaster. “We want producers to be aware of […]

Claims about goji fruit benefits lack scientific evidence

Monday, August 9, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Vendors of products made from goji berries, also known as wolfberries, have touted a wide range of health benefits, including antioxidant activity, anti-aging properties and improved mental capacity. “While the health benefits of the goji berry seem enticing, scientific evidence supporting these claims is not available,” said Michele Warmund, University of Missouri […]

Options for managing fall webworms

Monday, August 9, 2010

NEWARK, Ohio — The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Drury), is most often discovered when the unsightly, light gray, silken webs on the trees in late summer and early fall are observed, said Howard J. Siegrist, OSU Extension educator. Webworms enclose leaves and small branches in their nests, unlike the tent caterpillars which make a smaller […]

ODNR applying grant funding for repairing abandoned mine projects

Sunday, August 8, 2010

ODNR to discuss abandoned mine land projects in northeastern Ohio.

Emissions: Hot topic at Empire Farm Days

Saturday, August 7, 2010

SENECA FALLS, N.Y.— Emissions control is a hot topic in the agricultural community. Farmers attending 2010 Empire Farm Days, Aug. 10-12, will be able to learn more about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions control requirements (known at IT-4 or Interim Tier IV) that will take effect in 2011 for off-road diesel engines, such as […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Aug. 5, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Mapleton FFA Chapter attended FFA camp June 7 to 11 at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton. Nine members participated in the camp: Deandra Lowman, Rannelle Johns, Quintine Turk, Katie Mannell, Erin Dull, Kyle Zimmerman, Maggie Cicillian, Paige Reisinger, and Josh Brant. Members participated in sessions focused on leadership and setting goals.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Aug. 5, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

MARIETTA, Ohio — In Washington County, the Doak 4-H family is hosting a Japanese youth this month through the Ohio 4-H/Labo International Exchange Program. The Labo Foundation is a Japanese organization devoted to teaching Japanese youth about the English language and American culture. Each summer, close to 600 Japanese youth and their parents travel to […]

Pa. dairy grazing school set for September

Monday, August 2, 2010

ENON VALLEY, Pa. — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative will be sponsoring a dairy grazing school Sept. 18 featuring Dave Forgey. The school will be held at the Ken and Anita Clark Farm located on Burkey Road off of Pennsylvania Route 351. Speaker The featured speaker for […]

Big plans for Grand Lake St. Marys

Monday, August 2, 2010

CELINA, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland recently put into place many short- and long-term action plans to help restore Grand Lake St. Marys. “We know that our businesses and families have struggled with the loss of activity at the lake this summer. This crisis has been generations in the making, and it will take […]

EU approves maize products for import, feeding and processing

Monday, August 2, 2010

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission has granted import, food, feed and processing approvals for biotechnology maize products jointly developed by DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Products Maize products containing the Herculex I insect protection and the Herculex RW trait stack (also known […]

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