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

Thursday, March 4, 2010

BROWNHELM TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Brownhelm Perfection and BB 4-H club had a meeting to elect the officers Feb. 15. Madeline Ott was elected president, Nathan Kromer was elected vice president, Brad Thrasher was elected secretary and Jared Kromer was elected treasurer. Alyssa Yorko is the news reporter, Kaitlyn Frazier is the historian and Madeline […]

Noble County leads Ohio with bobcat sightings

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wildlife biologists verify nearly 100 bobcat sightings in Ohio

GIPSA reviewing pork producer contracts for farm bill compliance

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON– The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration is reviewing contracts involving pork producers to ensure their compliance with the requirements in the 2008 farm bill. The 2008 farm bill established new conditions for swine contracts under the Packers and Stockyards Act. These requirements went into effect June 18, 2008. The bill amended the Packers […]

Strickland signs Ohio Biopreferred bill; state agencies must purchase bio-products when available

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland signed S.B. 131, legislation that will establish a bio-products preferred purchasing program in Ohio. Proponents hope the effort will spur growth in the state’s bio-products industry, support farmers and help attract business development and job creation to local communities. With the governor’s signature inked Feb. 27, Ohio becomes the first […]

Farmers: Check herbicide ingredients when managing weeds

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — As a new planting season gets under way, Aaron Hager, weed specialist at University of Illinois Extension, cautions farmers to be aware of the differences between glufosinate and glyphosate, the active ingredients in two popular herbicides, before starting weed control applications. When glyphosate-resistant soybean came on the market a few years ago, […]

Overholt Drainage School hosts soil water control training in DeGraff, Ohio

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

COLUMBUS — The Overholt Drainage School in west central Ohio will provide soil water control training for land improvement contractors, farmers, soil and water technicians, consultants and others in similar fields March 22 through 26. The Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 state Route 47, DeGraff, Ohio, serves as the host site for the training event. Overview […]

Penn State embarking on biofuel production

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sometimes huge initiatives start with modest efforts. That may be the case with the oilseed press being operated as a demonstration project by Farm Operations and Services in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Pressing oil primarily from crops being grown by Penn State on university land near the University Park […]

Tractors exempt from Pa. road regs, but not farm trucks

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It looks like farm tractors will be exempt from the new motor carrier regulations being revised in Pennsylvania.

Need more cash flow for your dairy? Basic cheese making course offered

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Artisan cheese making workshop to be held in Ashtabula County in April.

SURE program aids Hardin County farmer and spurs local economy

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — Ohio farmers enjoyed a significant increase in disaster recovery funding as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). SURE. The ARRA modified provisions of the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE) that was part of the 2008 farm bill. As a result, many farmers eligible for SURE received increased disaster […]

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