Monday, May 2, 2016
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This week's roundup includes news from the Southeast, Northwestern and Black River FFA chapters.
Spreading manure

OSHA issues fines for 2015 manure-related fatality.
Bill Patterson, Frank Burkett

Stark Co. farmer Frank Burkett has been elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau. He succeeds Steve Hirsch of Chillicothe, who left the board to stand for election to the Nationwide board.
wind turbines

Energy initiative is collecting signatures to appear on Ohio's ballot, but not without controversy.
cover crops

Cost-share opportunities available for Stark County cover crops.

A key to handling backyard wildlife problems is making your backyard a worse place to be — for them, that is, not you.
Maumee Bay

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service opened a new three-year initiative to provide accelerated conservation assistance for farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin, including land in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program will be used to fund applications.

The Holsteins averaged $1,755; Jersey $800; Brown Swiss $1,305; Ayrshire $1,075 and Milking Shorthorns earned $1,500.
EasternOhio conference3

Close to 150 women gathered for the third annual conference, which offered a chance for networking and farm business education.
top Holstein at sale

Oakfield AR Splendid-Red ET, a senior 2-year-old consigned by Dylan Riedel, of Corry, Pa., topped the Delaware Valley University Green and Gold Sale, selling for $4,550 to the university.
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