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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, […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 10, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

CRESTON, Ohio — Members from Norwayne High School FFA earned several awards at the Ohio State Fair at the Expositions Center in Columbus. Thirty-five members displayed 68 projects constructed in the Ag Shop during the 2008-09 school year. Projects included bird houses, slag hammers, oxyacetylene panels, shop stools, lawn chairs, extension cords, wiring panels, welding […]

Outgoing Pa. ag secretary Dennis Wolff heads to lobbying firm

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dennis Wolff, Pennsylvania’s outgoing secretary of agriculture, is joining the partnership at the lobbying firm of Versant Strategies. He had announced his resignation in August. New role Wolff’s role at Versant is effective Sept. 14, where he will work with the network of producers, consumers, and private and public organizations that make […]

2009 Geauga County Fair

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Great Geauga County Fair’s Livestock Auction was held Sept. 5. Check out the top sellers and see if you are pictured in some of the photos from around the fairgrounds.

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative to link ranchers and conservationists

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas — Grazing lands make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of the national land base. The wise management of these lands has environmental and economic implications that exceed common perception or understanding, said Bob Drake, chairman of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. “Any serious student or practitioner of conservation, land use or ecosystem […]


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