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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 31, 2014:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — The Country Kids & Kritters met July 20 at Zion Lutheran Church in New Middletown. Club members earning trips to the Ohio State Fair for their projects include: Zack Weikart, Woodworking; Ricky Svetlak, My Favorite Things, Collectibles; Sarah DeLucia, Quilting; Trever Kawecki, Woodworking; Nicole D’Angelo, Alternate, Photography. County Awards went to: […]

Appeals court upholds country of origin labeling

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Appeals court says requiring meat to be labeled from where it originated is acceptable.

New Clean Water Act rule causes concern for farmers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a new rule related to the Clean Water Act that includes protecting some wetlands and streams.

Remember the Polar Vortex? Ohio’s grape and peach growers sure do

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio — After enduring the coldest winter in 20 years, many grape and tree growers in Ohio and western Pennsylvania predicted their summer crop would be greatly diminished. Now in the middle of summer, their predictions are coming true. Grape vines and fruit trees are supposed to be green and lush with fruit this […]

Holmes County Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — A volunteer group is like milking a cow a cow by hand, according to Eric Shaver. Shaver, a local veterinarian and 2014 president of Holmes County Farm Bureau, told members attending the 2014 Holmes County Farm Bureau annual meeting that it takes about 360 squirts to get a gallon of milk. And, […]

Farmland to be conserved in Pickaway County, Ohio

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some farmland in Pickaway County, Ohio will now become a preserve due to efforts by the Appalachia Ohio Alliance, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Family Farm Field Day: Strong agriculture builds strong families, communities

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Holmes County’s Family Farm Field day held at the Reuben and Catherine Yoder farm in Dundee.

2014 Summit County Fair market livestock sale brings in more than $43,000

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The 2014 Summit County Junior Fair livestock sales brought in more than $43,000 and set several records along the way.

U.S. cattle: Low inventory means producers reap benefits

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

According to the NASS report, there are 95 million cattle in the United States. That is the lowest number since the report began in the 1970s.

Urban farms prove to be beneficial to families and neighborhoods

Monday, July 28, 2014

It isn’t just out in the country that you can hear the sound of a hen clucking, according to The New York Times.

Minnesota teachers promote “agricultural literacy”

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Teachers in Minnesota are finding a new focus for “hands-on” learning for their students.

Gas compressor station could impact Pennsylvania farm

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that a compressor station used for transporting natural gas through pipelines may potentially be placed in the way of a Beaver County, Pa.’s organic farm.

U.S. cattle inventory down 3 percent from 2012

Friday, July 25, 2014

As of July 1, there were 95 million head of cattle on U.S. farms, according to NASS reports.

Folk agriculture makes a comeback

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mountain Xpress tells of a “folk system” of agriculture is being promoted in Appalachia, drawing on food systems of days gone by.

Champions named at national junior angus show

Friday, July 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 700 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the 2014 National Junior Angus Show July 6-12 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. National Junior Angus Association members represented “Angus in the Heartland” as they exhibited 1,071 entries during the week-long event that included more than a dozen educational […]

Fruit recalled due to bacteria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Plain Dealer reports that the large-scale recall of fruit this week has now grown to include Canada and other countries due to the discovery of the listeria bacteria on the fruit in Australia.

Late wheat harvest could jeopardize hopes for a second crop

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — The question for many farmers is: Should we or shouldn’t we? Wheat With this year’s wheat harvest about two-three weeks behind normal, farmers must now gamble over whether to plant a second, “double crop.” Ralph Wince,a grain merchandiser with Agland Co-Op, said he estimates that 90 percent of the wheat harvest in […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 24, 2014:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA members have been busy. Four members from the Northwestern FFA Chapter had the opportunity to visit the nation’s Capital July 8-13 while attending a leadership conference consisting of FFA members from around the country. Shannon Garrison, Zach Berry, Kaci Way, and Rachelle Howman attended this event. Each day of the conference had a different theme.

Carroll County Fair 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Carroll County market animal sales totaled almost over $100,000 over the 2013 market sale.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 24, 2014:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BEACH CITY, Ohio — The Green Valley 4-H Club met July 14 at the Beach City Grange to discuss Stark County Fair decorations and the group’s community service project.

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