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Ultrasound and artificial insemination techniques improve sheep breeding

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

DUBOIS, Idaho — Bred for meat as well as wool, sheep have been part of the American landscape since colonial times. Now, advances in genetic research are changing breeding procedures, leading to faster, cheaper and more accurate techniques. Using ultrasound New research is making it easier to predict the future — at least as far […]

A new partnership sets sights on reducing fraud in farm programs

Monday, January 4, 2010

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service to reduce fraud in farm programs and streamlining payment limits for family farmers. Farm Bill. The actions are intended to strengthen the integrity of USDA farm safety net programs and help the agricultural industry to meet requirements included in […]

Land conservancy groups join together

Monday, January 4, 2010

CHESTERLAND, Ohio — Western Reserve Land Conservancy, the state’s largest land trust, became even larger when Grand River Partners officially became part of the 14-county nonprofit organization. Approval The merger, which had been approved by both conservancies about five months ago, has been legally recognized by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. The two organizations […]

Power of mind can help with diet resolution

Sunday, January 3, 2010

WASHINGTON — The fleeting thought of a candy bar is often enough to inspire a powerful sweet tooth. But if people go through the motions of devouring an entire candy bar in their mind’s eye — imagining each and every repetitive bite, chew, and swallow — then they would likely consume less of an actual […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 31, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H club held its monthly meeting Dec. 12 at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Barnesville. The Rada knife orders were turned in as well as non-perishable food items for the community service projects. The meeting was called to order by Andy Selmon and secretary minutes […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 31, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA will collect cleaned Christmas trees beginning at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5. People living at Lea Crest Estates, High Point or living in the villages of New Pittsburg, Lattasburg, Congress and West Salem may leave their cleaned trees at the curb in front of their homes for free pickup. Anyone […]

Vacation with us … Wince

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Ralph Wince family brought Farm and Dairy along to the Oak Island Lighthouse in Caswell Beach, N.C. Pictured are (left to right) Chris, Wade, Emmalee, Olivia and Ralph.

Ohio attorney charged

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

WASHINGTON — Aristotle R. Matsa, an attorney in Columbus, was charged with tax offenses, obstruction of justice and additional charges in a 20-count indictment unsealed, according to the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, George Z. Pappas, an attorney in Urbana, Ohio, was charged in a one-count information with making a false statement. According […]

Pa. soybean plot yields 100 bushel soybeans

Monday, December 28, 2009

WEST LEBANON, Ind. — Good growing conditions go a long way in boosting soybean yields. But when you combine ideal weather with outstanding seed genetics, you may get great yields. That’s what Hubner Seed has found. One Pennsylvania plot yielded more than 100 bushels per acre in 2009, and another wasn’t far behind. “The same […]

Economist: Corn prices increase, wheat and soybeans fall flat

Monday, December 28, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — While prices for the 2009 corn crop may continue to slowly climb as corn demand increases in 2010, soybean and wheat prices have a slightly more dismal outlook, said Chris Hurt, Purdue University agricultural economist. “As we look down the road to 2010, demand is going to continue for corn,” Hurt […]

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