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Eli Shetler revives lime pile farm technique in Mount Eaton

Sunday, April 11, 2010

By ARLEN D. MILLER MOUNT EATON, Ohio — What would motivate a 64-year-old to invest 90 hours of intense labor breaking up 30 tons of hard blue limestone and 7 1/2 tons of coal? On Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving, Eli Shetler of Mount Eaton, began building a “lime pile” by laying out 8-inch […]

James F. Cavanaugh, 1917-2010: Noted Jersey breed leader

Friday, April 9, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — James Francis Cavanaugh, executive secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Club from 1956 to July 1, 1985 and the founding executive secretary of National All-Jersey Inc., died April 6, 2010.

Tests find bacteria in dairy’s raw milk

Friday, April 9, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pa. Department of Agriculture has suspended the permit for Pasture Maid Creamery in New Castle, Pa., Lawrence County, to sell raw milk for human consumption. The permit was suspended April 5 after testing found campylobacter in its raw milk samples. The Department of Health recently received new reports of consumers who […]

Carroll County Extension levy will give back to community

Friday, April 9, 2010

Editor: As April 15 approaches, I, like many of us, am painfully aware of the burden taxes have put on our society. We look at our 1040 forms and think of the possibilities we could use that money for. We know that our tax money will disappear into the black hole of Columbus or Washington, […]

Reader encourages ‘yes’ votes on Extension levy

Friday, April 9, 2010

Editor: As our vote goes, so goes our country, state and county. If you don’t vote don’t complain. In the organizations that I belong to decisions are made by those who show up. I believe this is called a democracy. If we elect good people to fill these positions, we should end up with good […]

Producing food in Ashtabula or Trumbull county? Survey looking for you

Thursday, April 8, 2010

JEFFERSON, Ohio — In an effort to connect consumers with local agricultural producers, the OSU Extension offices in Ashtabula and Trumbull counties are conducting a comprehensive local foods inventory. This inventory will help OSU Extension develop a print and online directory to help consumers access and buy local foods. Any Ashtabula or Trumbull county business […]

Rethink rotations before switching to organic grains

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In Purdue research, a corn-soybeans-wheat/alfalfa-alfalfa rotation provided the highest first-crop profitability in transitioning to organic grain production.

Agencies commit $50 million to create climate change models, study impacts

Thursday, April 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. departments of agriculture and energy and the National Science Foundation have created a joint research program that designates nearly $50 million to develop climate system models. It is hoped the models will provide insights on climate variability and impacts on ecosystems.

Vacation with us … Ferguson

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mike and Guyla Ferguson of Tippecanoe, Ohio, brought Farm and Dairy to the Dole Pineapple Plantation during their honeymoon in Hawaii. Aloha fun in the sun!

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 8, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

HAMLIN, W.Va. — Lincoln County FFA is holding a farm equipment consignment auction May 1 at 10 a.m. at the new Lincoln County High School in Hamlin. All types of farm equipment will be accepted. No batteries, windows or car tires. Agricultural tires may be accepted upon request. Consignments will be taken April 29, 4 […]

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