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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 […]

Cattlemen challenge EPA greenhouse gas ruling in court

Thursday, December 24, 2009

NCBA claims EPA will be able to tell farmers that they can only emit a certain level of greenhouse gases.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 24, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

LISBON, Ohio — The Rambunctious Rabbit Raisers 4-H group met Dec. 6, at the St. Jacob’s Church with 17 members present. Members were asked to come up with fundraising ideas to present at the next meeting. The members participated in some games headed by Jim Risinger, group adviser, and exchanged Christmas presents. The next meeting […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 24, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — On Nov. 24, 10 members of the Smithville FFA traveled to Triway High School to compete in the FFA Subdistrict Parliamentary Procedures Contest. The team placed third overall and only missed second place by 60 points. As the team practiced for many weeks they took on the roles of president, Marie Arnold; […]

300-bushel corn? Yep, we can do that

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2009 National Corn Yield Contest. Despite the challenging weather conditions that plagued the Corn Belt throughout the year, entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, even doubling […]

Nations agree to climate change accord in Denmark

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — President Barack Obama committed the United States to cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and by more than 80 percent by 2050.

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