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Corn rot woe could persist this spring

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — With corn still in the bins and spring bringing warmer temperatures, growers may not be out of the woods just yet when it comes to moldy grain and mycotoxin problems. Wet conditions in the fall followed by a late corn harvest resulted in the development of ear rots and the presence of […]

Daffodil sale totals more than $92,000

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Warm weather and an enthusiastic crowd combined to make Carroll County’s 36th annual Daffodil Dairy Sale, held March 31 at the Carroll County fairgrounds, a success. The sale totaled a record $92,350 on 71 head, with cattle shipped throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Top sellers Topping the sale was a 2-year-old […]

Ohio watershed gets $1 million to expand conservation practices

Monday, April 12, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, have secured $1 million in new funding to expand conservation practices and improve water quality in the Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed This will be the third year that Brown and Strickland have worked to […]

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.

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