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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 9, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

PLYMOUTH, Ohio — The Richland County Fair held in early August was a success for the Plymouth FFA chapter. Plymouth FFA students with outstanding supervised agricultural experience projects include the following: Kadie Shepherd: reserve champion beef feeder; Zach Arnold: dairy feeder, first place in class; Molly Miller: dairy feeder, first place in two classes; Levi […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Sept. 9, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

WELLINGTON, Ohio — The theme for the 2010 Lorain County fair was Blue Jeans and Country Dreams. Youth winning in their classes include: dairy goat junior doe, Jason Young, Goats Galore 4-H club; dairy goat mature doe, Jason Young, Goats Galore 4-H club; level 1 pack goat beginner, Keely Jorda, Goats Galore 4-H club; Boer […]

U.S., Israel sign agreement on cooperative research

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — Officials with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the State of Israel recently signed a formal agreement in Washington D.C. to collaborate on research to meet the world’s food and fiber needs and address other high-priority agricultural issues. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research […]

Ag Expo is Sept. 11 at McClester Farm

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Mahoning, and Stark SWCD offices are working together to present the fourth annual Agriculture-Natural Resource-Conservation Expo. The expo offers free parking, free admission and free demonstrations. This year it will be held Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Ag Expo is held at the McClester Farm […]

VeraSun bankruptcy trustee attempts to recover payments made to suppliers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

AMES, Iowa — Producers and cooperatives that received letters from VeraSun requesting repayment for corn they sold to the company should contact an attorney familiar with the Bankruptcy Code before they respond, suggests the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. CALT staff attorney Erin C. Herbold explained that VeraSun Energy Corporation and […]

Scientists help corn-based plastics take the heat

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Corn-based plastics that take the heat better for earth WASHINGTON — Those little plastic coffee-cup lids that keep your steaming hot java from sloshing all over you might someday be made from biodegradable, corn-based plastic. Making corn-derived plastics more heat-tolerant, so that they won’t distort when they’re not supposed to, is one of several top-priority […]

Pa. marketing network supports beef producers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WAYNESBURG, Pa. — Western Pennsylvania’s beef producers have developed a marketing non-profit organization, Keystone Beef Marketing Network, to boost their bottom lines by improving market prices. KBMN was formed with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Center for Beef Excellence to help Pennsylvania beef farmers selling feeder calves, yearlings and fed cattle […]

Unwanted horses are victims of economic turmoil

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Researcher considers sterilization as option for controlling horse population.

Two Holsteins recognized as Gold Medal Sires

Saturday, September 4, 2010

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — The Holstein Association USA Inc., Brattleboro, Vt., has awarded the Gold Medal Sire designation to two Select Sires bulls — 7HO8477 Willow-Marsh-CC GABOR-ET (EX-90) and 7HO8856 Ri-Val-Re-2338 NIAGRA-ET. The Gold Medal Sire designation was given to these bulls in recognition of the superior type and production of their officially tested and […]

Reader: HSUS shouldn’t hold ag community hostage

Friday, September 3, 2010

Editor: This letter is in response to the Humane Society of the United States. People are killed each day on a bicycle. We do not ban them. People are killed each day on a motorcycle, and we do not ban them. Ohio remains one of the many states that does not share the views of […]


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