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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days celebrates farming and the farmer

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Waterloo, Wisc. — The 2009 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held July 21 through July 23 and will feature technology and tradition. Event location This year,Wisconsin’s largest agriculture exposition takes place at The Crave Brothers Farm LLC in southern Dodge County. From heritage tractors to field demos, with a focus on interactive family fun […]

Crops recovering, but yields will remain a mystery

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The tally for losses from a June hail storm and recent heavy rainfall is not yet known.

Ohio church serves God, community with small-scale urban gardening

Thursday, July 9, 2009

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Members of Common Ground Church Community in North Lima, Ohio, have the opportunity to begin their Sunday mornings a bit differently than most churchgoers — by watering and weeding in the church’s adjoining greenhouses and gardens.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 9, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — On June 8, 15 West Holmes FFA members attended FFA Camp Muskingum. Members attending camp included: Ryan Jacobs, Shane Gardener, Chris Neville, Cory Phillips, Maggie Raber, Karrissa Coblentz, Paul Skolmutch, Brant Duncan, David Campbell, Brandon Bowles, Brooke Landon, Travis Campbell, Cynthia Bunch, Kiersten Sigler and Marshall Overholt. The year theme was pirates […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 9, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

CADIZ, Ohio — Dairy baskets will be sold first at the Harrison County Fair Sale July 10, beginning at 4 p.m. Twenty-one dairy youth have worked with their dairy heifers and cows throughout this year. This year, the Harrison Dairy Board and dairy youth have created a Green Dairy Basket. The basket is actually a […]

City approves local food initiative

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution put forth by the Homegrown Minneapolis initiative to support the production, sale and consumption of local, sustainably produced foods in the city and surrounding region. Four main areas The Homegrown Minneapolis initiative began in December 2008 and met with more than 100 stakeholders within the city […]

Trumbull County Fair ends on sunny note

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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 Trumbull County Fair.

Vilsack to tour rural America

Monday, July 6, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead the Obama Administration’s Rural Tour. Over the next several months, Vilsack will be joined by top administration officials at discussions throughout the country about how the USDA and other federal agencies are working to strengthen rural America. Vilsack and Vice President Joe Biden kicked off the […]

Dayton Power issues request for biofuel proposals

Monday, July 6, 2009

DAYTON, Ohio — The Dayton Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of DPL Inc., has issued a request for proposals regarding biofuels for use at its generating stations. Plans The company plans to purchase a maximum of 15,000 tons of biomass fuels by the end of 2009 and a maximum of 100,000 tons in the […]

Due to very wet spring, beware of hot hay causing barn fires

Monday, July 6, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This year’s unusually wet spring and early summer has led many farmers to store hay that’s wetter than normal, increasing the danger of barn fires, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Often, farmers have reported they know the hay they are baling is wetter than they’d […]

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