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Reader: Pa. Sunshine solar energy program not so bright

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Editor: In your May 28, 2009 article, “Sun is shining on those interested in solar energy,” it is claimed that Pennsylvania consumers could reduce “purchase and installation costs of solar energy technology” by 45 percent. How? By taking advantage of federal tax credits and Pennsylvania’s Sunshine and Solar Program rebates. The case of one couple […]

Interactive map shows alternative fuel data

Thursday, June 11, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) are launching a comprehensive mapping tool to help industry and government planners implement alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. About the tool The new TransAtlas tool combines several different types of geographic data to identify areas with potential for developing advanced […]

Transistor radio breaks record at auction

Thursday, June 11, 2009

- Estes Auctions of Medina, Ohio, held a radio auction May 23 at the Expo Auction Center in Burbank, Ohio, for the Ken Zander estate from San Jose, Calif. More than 200 people were in attendance with buyers from 20 states, including California and New Mexico. The top-selling item was a Zenith 1936 “Stratosphere” radio […]

At one of Ohio’s top dairy farms, it’s all about the details

Thursday, June 11, 2009

FARMDALE, Ohio — For the Hall family of Hallbrook Farm in Farmdale, Ohio, the success of the herd can be attributed to two things: setting goals and paying attention to details.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 11, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio –The New Horizons 4-H club met May 22 with 17 members in attendance. Members were reminded to pay for the new club T-shirts by the next meeting and all health and safety talks or demonstrations are due by the next meeting. Members discussed sign ups for Buehler’s hot dog stand and officer training […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 11, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter officers held their annual Adopt-a-Highway June 4. The officers traveled to state Route 89 to pick up litter. On June 2, the officers met at Mr. Hoffman’s house for the annual FFA officer cookout. The officers talked about the goals and budget for the upcoming year and to […]

Carrollton farmer strives to find the right grazing balance

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Carrollton farmer finds a balance between keeping the soil healthy and creating a profit.

Forestry takes a turn and a new online business is born

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Summitville family is taking what others would discard and burn and turning it into a profit.

Equine industry looking for p.r. plan

Monday, June 8, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Equine Task Force recently submitted recommendations to strengthen and promote Ohio’s equine industry. Created by Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs, the task force, composed of 13 members who represent all facets of the industry, held its first meeting in November 2008.

Veal industry switching to group housing; one-third already adopted

Monday, June 8, 2009

MESHOPPEN, Pa. — Veal farmers are ahead of schedule as they work to meet the American Veal Association commitment to transition all veal farms to group housing by 2017. “Veal farmers’ primary concerns are the well-being of the animals in their care and meeting their customers’ needs and concerns,” said Drew Vermeire, a calf nutritionist […]

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