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Stark County woman holds claim to world’s largest pumpkin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christy Harp, of Jackson Township just outside Canton, has grown a 1,725-pound behemoth pumpkin, believed to be the world’s largest ever recorded. It will likely retain that title if it can survive a couple more weigh-offs.

Redding: ‘Don’t waste a good crisis’

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

If dairy farmers want to complain about the current low milk prices, they’d better be willing to offer a solution along with the complaints, or the situation will never change.

Issue 2 far better than extreme alternative

Monday, October 12, 2009

The possible consequences for consumers and Ohio agriculture are severe if Issue 2 does not pass.

OFU’s treasurer steals from farm group

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Ohio Farmers Union treasurer may face jail time for embezzling from the organization.

Ohio Livestock Coalition to offers classroom materials

Monday, October 12, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Livestock Coalition has developed a package of educational materials for teachers designed to teach Ohio third-graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in Ohio’s economy. Free of charge The For Your InFARMation materials support key Ohio academic content standards for […]

Pennsylvania to enforce new kennel requirements

Monday, October 12, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — When strict new requirements for cage size, exercise and flooring standards went into effect for commercial dog kennels in Pennsylvania Oct. 9, the Department of Agriculture deployed teams of staff to ensure those laws are enforced. Inspections Dog wardens and kennel compliance specialists will inspect each of the nearly 300 licensed commercial […]

Ohio is up to bat on Issue 2

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editor: Does anyone have a better solution than Issue 2 to protect Ohio livestock farmers? Farmers are uniting across the state to protect their farms and family’s way of life. Agriculture is one of the largest parts of Ohio’s economy. How large? One in six Ohioans has an agricultural related job, including our local vets, […]

Guardian angel on board

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editor: The current recall from Toyota Motor Corporation brings to light an experience we previously had. Last fall while motoring to the Amish country, we exited off the Route 30 ramp toward Navarre onto Route 21. In doing so, our floor mat slid forward without any notice causing our accelerator to stick. This rubber floor […]

Sen. Wilson: Issue 2 makes sense, vote yes

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editor: As someone who grew up down the road from a dairy farm in Belmont County, I have great respect for Ohio’s farmers. If you ever need a straight forward answer to a question, just ask a farmer. You can count on folks who work hard and play by the rules to have a lot […]

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Monday, October 12, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

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