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Ag Credit supports Ohio Ballot Issue 2

Friday, September 11, 2009

FOSTORIA, Ohio — Ag Credit, a major agricultural lender in Ohio, is endorsing Issue 2, a voter referendum to create an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Voters will be asked Nov. 3 to add a provision to the state Constitution, establishing the board, which would set standards for the care and well-being of livestock statewide. […]

Fall sales closing date approaching for USDA crop insurance programs

Friday, September 11, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds producers considering Multi-Peril Crop Insurance for the 2010 crop year that the sales closing date is Sept. 30 for certain fall-planted crops. Brian Frieden, director of the Springfield Regional Office serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, stated, “It is important that producers who want to purchase crop […]

Snails pose health risk for llamas, alpacas

Friday, September 11, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Those slow-moving slugs and snails you find in your garden can harbor a deadly parasite. Meningeal worm, or more formally Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, pass their eggs in white tailed deer feces. Snails pick up these eggs and allow the parasite to complete its life cycle. The white tailed deer is the natural host […]

Feed shrink, the dairy manager’s nemesis

Friday, September 11, 2009

By J.W. SCHROEDER FARGO, N.D. — Even before ethanol production, corn was the king of dairy feeds, especially as the forage of corn silage. Advances in corn hybrid genetics have presented many improvements in the production of food and fiber for our world. Prevalent Feed shrink, the dairy manager’s nemesisFeed shrink, the dairy manager’s nemesisThe […]

Aquaculture industry is succeeding despite environmental impacts

Friday, September 11, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. — Aquaculture is no longer a fledgling industry. Half of the fish consumed globally is now raised on farms, according to a new report by an international team of researchers. Environmental strain But while the industry is more efficient than ever, it is also putting a significant strain on marine resources by consuming […]

Biodiesel producer changes name

Friday, September 11, 2009

ERIE, Pa. — Lake Erie Biofuels, LLC has changed its name to HERO BX. HERO BX produces high-quality, low-cost biodiesel. Currently producing 45 million gallons of biodiesel per year, the company plans to expand as it continues to grow its global presence in the biodiesel industry. According to company CEO Leonard Kosar, the company’s advantage […]

Festival to feature Will Allen, urban agriculture and Youngstown 2010

Friday, September 11, 2009

YOUNGSTOWN — With a coalition of community leaders, more than 50 green vendors and a nationally recognized keynote speaker, the Grey to Green Festival Sept. 12 is sure to get Youngstown buzzing.

New quarters feature national parks

Thursday, September 10, 2009

WASHINGTON — Hot Springs, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon National Parks will be the first sites commemorated in a new quarter-dollar program, according to the U.S. Mint. Beginning date Starting in April of 2010, the America the Beautiful Quarters Program will begin producing quarters with reverse (tails side) designs showcasing a national park or other […]

Stark County Fair – 2009 Junior Fair livestock sale results

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Stark County Fair closed the year with a bang, setting a new record for the Junior Fair livestock sale. Many of the youth involved were big winners in more than one category. A total of more than $540,000 was raised through the sale.

Rain does not dampen sales at auction

Thursday, September 10, 2009

– Jeff Anglin of Anglins Auction Service of Youngstown, Ohio, held a farm and antique auction at the Miller farm in Mount Jackson, Pa., Aug. 29 with 280 registered bidders from Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. On a very rainy day, the unexpected top-selling item was a 1750 atlas, […]


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