Monday, November 30, 2015

Meetings are scheduled for Sept. 23 and Oct. 2 in Trumbull County.

Phil Chase of Waterford Jubilee Foods paid $3 a pound for the grand champion market steer at the recent Erie County 4-H Livestock Sale at the Waterford Fair.

The program would allow farmers to remain competitive in paying for their manure to be hauled and maintain ground and water quality.

Members also passed a code change regarding the board of trustees.

Nevertheless, the overall sale total hit $204,100.27, dropping almost $23,000 from last year.

Ohio firefighters and citizens received awards for heroism and service.

In addition to the crafts, the festival features musical entertainment, farm demonstrations, contests and children's activities.

The pork checkoff rate will be reduced by 5 cents - from 45 cents per $100 of value to 40 cents per $100 of value.

In this week's commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on another passing year for Farm and Dairy and marvels at experiencing history through its pages.

Growers should be identifying which fields are suffering from diseases and marking those fields for early harvest, advises one Ohio plant pathologist.