Organic farming increasing, even in down economy.
– DeFina Auctions, Austinburg, Ohio, held a two-day auction June 13-14 with more than 300 pieces of decorated stoneware and 150-plus pieces of Roseville pottery along with an advertising tin collection. The highlight of the first day was a stoneware six-gallon churn marked Gunther & Berns Sheboygan and dressed in a large floral decoration. The […]
CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull County Holstein Club sponsored a clipping contest for 4-H dairy club members at the Trumbull County Fair. This year’s winners are Emily Smallsreed of Braceville and Daniel Montgomery of Newton Falls. Winners both received a set of Andis Endurance clippers. * * * CHESTERLAND, Ohio — The Plantmasters 4-H club held […]
COLLINS, Ohio — Heather Sayler, Erin Koehler, Erik Hansberger, Mandi Combs and Matt Scheerer represented the Western Reserve FFA Chapter at the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. They learned not only how to be better leaders, but also to be concerned with the things that are going on around them and to help others. […]
COAL CENTER, Pa. — For Paul Salansky of Coal Center, Pa., raising Angus cattle is more than just a hobby or a pastime. It’s all about faith, family and friendly competition.
OXFORD, Ohio — Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Roundup will take place Aug. 29, starting with a morning tour of selected beef operations in southwest Ohio. An afternoon informational session will feature five speakers who will address the animal rights movement and its threat to animal agriculture. The association invites all who have an interest in Ohio’s […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a series of public meetings across New York’s Southern Tier during July and August to educate residents about issues associated with development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale region runs from the Southern Tier of New York through western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio […]
Better hurry if you’re interested. Bids must be postmarked July 24. ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) announced that it will conduct its second herd retirement of 2009.
The Harrison County fair ended its yearly run with nice sunny weather and higher sale prices this year. The sale garnered $12,672.76 more than the 2008 Junior Fair livestock sale. One of the biggest price increases was found in the steer sale ring. The grand champion steer earned $5.50 per pound compared to last year […]
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced eligible ranchers and livestock producers can begin applying for benefits under the provisions of the Livestock Indemnity Program in the 2008 farm bill. “This program will provide livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters,” said Vilsack. Result […]