URBANA, Ill. — It might be nice to doze off while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store, but unlike horses, humans cannot sleep standing up. Having evolved to flee in an instant, horses are equipped with a “stay apparatus” that allows them to remain upright for long periods of time. But this […]
The grand champion steer at this year’s Ohio State Fair sold for $65,000, and the reserve champion steer set a new sale record at $27,000. Check out the photos from Sunday’s Sale of Champions.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The “cash for clunkers” program added large incentives to buy new cars, but the willingness of consumers to pay for big ticket purchases probably means the bite of recession is beginning to ease. “Consumers are beginning to feel a little better about their household budgets. If they will buy more cars, […]
COLUMBUS — The 15th edition of the Good Earth Guide to Organic and Ecological Farms and Gardens is available from the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association. The Good Earth Guide includes information on more than 260 farms and businesses that sell directly to the public. Sources It includes sources for locally grown vegetables; fruits; […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture began continuous sign-up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program Aug. 10 with the first sign-up period cutoff scheduled for Sept. 30. Voluntary program Conservation Stewardship Program is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations. The […]
MAUMEE, Ohio — The Andersons Inc. announced second quarter net income attributable to the company of $15.9 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, on revenues of $811 million. In the same three month period of 2008, the company reported record results of $45.6 million, or $2.48 per diluted share, on $1.1 billion of revenues. For […]
URBANA, Ill. –In a little more than seven hours, University of Illinois weed scientist Patrick Tranel got more genetic information about waterhemp than in two years time in a lab. The genetic information was obtained using pyrosequencing technology in the Keck Center at the University of Illinois. The genetic sequence will allow scientists to study […]
WASHINGTON — Sign-ups are open for producers to sign up for the Farmable Wetlands Program in the local Farm Service Agency county office. Authorized incentives include a payment of $100 per acre, an incentive payment of 40 percent of the cost to establish the practice and a 120 percent rental rate. Farmland Wetlands Program is […]
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold joint public workshops to explore competition issues affecting the agriculture industry in the 21st century and the appropriate role for antitrust and regulatory enforcement in that industry. Issues The joint workshops will address the dynamics of competition in agriculture markets including, […]