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Gas won’t guzzle your paycheck this summer

Friday, May 22, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Gasoline prices are up this summer but motorists should not experience the historic highs of one year ago, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. Pump prices traditionally rise in late May with the beginning of the summer driving season, said Wally Tyner, who specializes in energy production and policy. “For the […]

Gypsy moth treatments in northeast Ohio

Friday, May 22, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Aerial treatments designed to slow the spread and suppress the gypsy moth have begun in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Wayne and Ashland counties, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture Treatment blocks Treatment blocks include 142 acres in Ashtabula County, 219 acres in Cuyahoga County, 49 acres in Lorain County, 527 acres […]

Switching to organic pork production has potential advantages, drawbacks

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sales of U.S. organic products, including pork, grew more than 17 percent from 2007 to 2008, and the consumer demand is expected to continue despite the current economic downturn.

Low milk prices for farmers threaten local and regional economies

Thursday, May 21, 2009

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — The drastic drop in milk prices paid to farmers over the past year has led to an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers who, on average, are being paid less than half the cost of production. Low prices and high production costs threaten to push nearly one-third of dairy farmers off their land […]

Lisbon fire comes under investigation

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Investigators probe fire at home owned by man at the center of lawsuit with Witmer’s, an area grain elevator.

Alfalfa needs right amount of boron

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Alfalfa growers should consider whether or not boron should be added to their potassium and phosphorus application, said Keith Johnson, a Purdue University Extension forage management specialist.

Honey bee losses decrease in USA

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WASHINGTON –Some positive news from the honey bee world is being released. The number of honey bee colony losses has decreased across the country but it doesn’t mean that commercial bee keeping is in any less trouble financially.

Farm Credit reports first quarter earnings

Thursday, May 21, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farm Credit Services of Mid-America announced earnings of $40.2 million for the first quarter of 2009.

Auction Roundup – Rotary Club of Wooster auction a success

Thursday, May 21, 2009

- The 34th annual auction of the Rotary Club of Wooster was held April 10-11 at Wooster High School and despite the economic downturn, more than 750 bidders, with 427 buyers, attended. The sale grossed more than $140,000 with more than 2,150 lots sold in five venues with more than 50 hours of selling. Items […]

Carroll County couple builds farm, family

Thursday, May 21, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The story of one family’s cattle farm started when two college sweethearts met through their love of agriculture. Todd and Kim Davis first met at the American Royal, a national livestock show held in Kansas City, Kan., while both were in high school and then they reconnected while attending The Ohio State […]

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