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What is really going on in these days of vast “over-supply?”

Friday, June 26, 2009

Editor: An article on a Web site, taken from USDA’s Livestock, Dairy, Poultry Outlook Report, dated June 17, 2009, grabbed my attention when it stated that commercial dairy exports this year are expected to total 19.7 billion pounds on a skims/solids basis. How could this be? Exports of nonfat dry milk were very strong last […]

The Great Buckeye Tractor Cruise: A different kind of camp fundraiser

Thursday, June 25, 2009

CELINA, Ohio — ABN Radio will host the second annual Great Buckeye Tractor Cruise July 25, which begins 8:30 a.m. at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. The 40-mile drive, given the slogan “A Few Miles for Many Smiles”, raises funds for Camp Quality, a program that allows children with cancer to enjoy summer camp. Organizer of […]

Senate, House pass livestock care ballot initiatve

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The bills authorizing an agricultural ballot initiative, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6 have officially been passed through both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Senate.

Horse theft leaves girl heartbroken

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A young woman falls prey to a horse thief at the Ohio high school rodeo finals in Champaign County.

Collectibles sell high at auctions

Thursday, June 25, 2009

- Barry Densmore and Gene Mattingly of Densmore Auctions, Madison, Ohio, held an auction June 12, with 109 registered bidders — a small crowd for the company. The top-selling item was a Victorian cranberry opalescent syrup pitcher that sold for $2,200. Bidding started with five or six bidders, with the winning bidder calling in by […]

Celebrate June Dairy Month with royalty

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pennsylvania dairy royalty includes, left to right: Chantal Guidice, Pa. Brown Swiss Miss, Beaver Co. Sarah Weimer, Pa. Guernsey Queen, Venango Co. Amanda Mitcheltree, Pa. Jersey Queen, Lawrence Co. LeeAnn Kapanick, Pa. State Dairy Princess, Crawford Co. Abigail Trotter, Pa. Alternate State Dairy Princess, Lawrence Co. SALEM, Ohio — June Dairy Month began more than […]

Ohio property owners granted reprieve

Thursday, June 25, 2009

State senator says local health departments should be making decisions on what type of septic systems are used.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club had its regular monthly meeting June 13 at Saddles Etc. & Gift Shop. Members are preparing for Skillathon. They have had several work sessions learning about riding and showing skills. Natasha Sobie represented her club along with other 4-H members from Ashtabula County at the State […]

Ohio House votes to put livestock care on ballot

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

UPDATE: 11:56 a.m. 6/25: Ohio Senate unanimously votes (32-0) in favor of placing the initiative on the ballot. (The following was provided by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.) COLUMBUS — Ohio farm families today (June 24) joined lawmakers in support of a measure that would help ensure animal well-being, consumer choice and the availability of […]

Ohio BioPreferred program could boost economy, agriculture

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ohio. Sen. Karen Gillmor has introduced S.B. 131, which would give preferred purchasing considerations by all state agencies and state universities to designated bio-based (BioPreferred) products.

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