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Goats are greening up Bluegrass Station landfill sites in Kentucky

Thursday, September 3, 2009

AVON, Ky. — Stories of large corporations and cities using goats to graze green spaces are cropping up all over the country. Now Bluegrass Station in Fayette County is partnering with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and area goat producers to green up some landfill sites. Bluegrass Station maintains more than 50 acres […]

Weed management strategies may ease transition to organic farming

Thursday, September 3, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — As the demand for organic produce continues to grow, more farmers are converting their cropland to organic production. Certified organic cropland acres in the U.S. increased from about 850,000 in 1997 to 1.7 million in 2005. Challenge One of the biggest challenges facing organic agriculturists is how to manage weeds without using […]

A cribber could be a deal breaker

Thursday, September 3, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Man o’ War is one of the most famous horses in the history of thoroughbred racing. His full brother, Playfellow, who earned the highest sale price of the season decades ago, is famous for a very different reason. In June 1921, the title of a New York Times article read, “Playfellow Not […]

Clocks highlight Garth’s Auctions sales

Thursday, September 3, 2009

– Garth’s Auctions of Delaware, Ohio, held two sales within two weeks during late July and early August. The July 25 auction of fine and contemporary art and decorative arts featured antique furniture, artwork, pottery, glass and sculpture, but it was clear that furniture stole the show. Leading off the day as well as the […]

Fayette Co. intermodal facility will help export Ohio soybeans

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bluegrass Farms of Ohio has received the green light to create an intermodal terminal, the Central Ohio Logistics Center, thanks in large part to a $7.5 million forgivable state loan.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Sept. 3, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WELLINGTON, Ohio — The Penfield Partners 4-H club met Aug. 19. A motion was passed to pay for fire retardant to be used to spray the home economics booth at the fair. Jessica, Amanda and Mia did demonstrations. The club met Aug. 22 at the fairgrounds to set up the booth and do animal barn […]

Ethanol production to start in western Pa.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Clearfield, Pa., ethanol plant currently under construction by Bionol Clearfield LLC, a unit of Bio Energy International of Quincy, Mass., is expected to start taking corn in November and to be operational in January.

Columbiana County farm celebrates 200 years of hard work and dedication

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Hahn family may have changed over the past 200 years, but its farming legacy lives on.

Harvest creeps closer, but will weather hit crops first?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Many questions remain as we approach the end of the crop year. Not the least of these is: What size crop do we have?

Updated economic forecast shows prices depend on recession ending

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Economist cautions mixed future with increasing agricultural products prices and higher oil costs.

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