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Playing in the dirt: Draft horse plow match preserves the skills of earlier era

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

(Scroll down to see more photos from this year’s U.S. draft horse plowing match, held in Dayton, Ohio.) DAYTON, Ohio — Carriage Hill MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio, hosted the Ohio state and U.S. draft horse plowing matches over Labor Day weekend, establishing bragging rights for a year for a host of enthusiasts. During the last […]

What are parents — and others– really afraid of?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Editor: In Editor Susan Crowell’s Sept. 9 column, “Obama school speech furor: You can tell it was a slow news day,” you dismissed as unwarranted the criticism of allowing the speech to be broadcast in classrooms all across America to children starting at 5. One of the spins produced by the White House press spokesman […]

Indiana farm fatalities up for the second consecutive year

Monday, September 21, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2008 Indiana Farm Fatality Report, compiled by Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program, documents 28 agricultural-related fatalities in 2008, up from 24 in 2007. Report online Gail Deboy, Purdue agricultural safety engineer and report coordinator, and Bill Field of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering collected farm accident […]

Layoffs occur at John Deere Harvester Works

Monday, September 21, 2009

MOLINE, Ill. — Three hundred and sixty-seven manufacturing employees of the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., were placed on indefinite layoff due to reduced market demand for the factory’s products, according to Deere and Company. The layoffs affect production workers with the least seniority and took effect Sept. 21. Consistent with earlier […]

Sheep association seeking nominations

Monday, September 21, 2009

DENVER — The deadline for the submission of nominations for the annual American Sheep Industry Association Awards is Nov. 20. Four categories There are four award categories available for nomination: – The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions […]

Expert: Chesapeake Bay cleanup a local issue for Pennsylvanians

Monday, September 21, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As federal agencies respond to President Barack Obama’s executive order to redouble efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the challenge in Pennsylvania is to focus on local initiatives aimed at helping agricultural producers and their nonfarming neighbors adopt conservation practices that can improve water quality in bay tributaries, according to […]

If you are a deer hunter this workshop is for you whether you are a veteran or novice

Monday, September 21, 2009

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Whether you are a veteran deer hunter or a novice, plan to attend the “Venison: From Field to Table” workshop sponsored by Ohio State University Extension in Knox, Noble and Monroe Counties. There will be two dates and locations for the workshop: Saturday, Oct. 3, in Knox County at 1025 Harcourt […]

Nine common myths about wind energy

Monday, September 21, 2009

There are lots of myths that some people have about wind energy and its potential.

New pest identified in Ohio soybeans

Monday, September 21, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new pest has been identified in Ohio soybeans, but whether or not its presence will be a problem remains to be seen. Ron Hammond, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said the root mealybug has been found in some soybean fields. He and […]

Grain rescue demonstrations to be held at Farm Science Review

Sunday, September 20, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Grain storage and handling can be fatal if the proper safety precautions are not followed. This year’s Ohio State University Farm Science Review, Sept. 22-24, will be the site of agricultural grain rescue demonstrations to emphasize the importance of following these precautions when working with grain. Designed to educate. Ohio State University […]


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