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Antique Persian rug sells for $11,600

Thursday, May 14, 2009

- Masterson Brabander Auctioneers held an antique auction April 4 in Valley City, Ohio, with 87 registered bidders in attendance. The top-selling item was a 10-foot by 16-foot antique Persian rug that, after some intense bidding, sold for $11,600. Other top sellers included vintage dress trims, an Austrian petit point purse and costume jewelry. One […]

The hidden cost of animal ID enrollment

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Editor: I recently analyzed a USDA spreadsheet for National Animal Identification System (NAIS) bribes — sanitized as cooperative agreements. These are the funds received by tribes, states, government employees and companies who promise to enroll properties for USDA. Listed is only a scintilla of the cost; the real cost is well above published data required […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — The 46th annual Crestview FFA banquet was held April 16. Members received Greenhand Degrees and Chapter Degrees. Every year the chapter awards the Star Greenhand Degree to two first year members. This year’s recipients were Carey Fulk and Lindsey Shoup. The Star Chapter Degree is given to two second year members that […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

NORWALK, Ohio — On May 3, the Hartland New Horizons 4-H club met at the Hartland Town Hall and passed out the 2009 4-H club program. Casey Molesky demonstrated the FFA official dress. The girls wear skirts or dress pants and a scarf. The guys wear ties and black pants. Marcus Fritz did his demonstration […]

Ag groups: EPA harming biofuels industry

Thursday, May 14, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting its newly proposed renewable fuels standards as earth-saving and job-creating, but ag groups are looking at the plan with raised eyebrows, calling the agency’s goals unattainable and a harm to the domestic biofuels industry. “You are going to kill off the biofuels industry before it ever […]

DFA sells National Dairy Holdings

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mexican company now owns chunk of U.S. dairy industry.

Deerfield grain storage capacity increased

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CORTLAND, Ohio — The Kansas City Commodity Office has increased the capacity for Deerfield Farms Service, Inc. This change in capacity includes locations at Deerfield in Portage County, Louisville in Stark County and Kinsman in Trumbull County. Charges New in-and-out charges were also announced. Trumbull County producers interested in storing grain at the Deerfield Farms […]

Coshocton to host summer events

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

COSHOCTON, Ohio — Coshocton is offering free, family-fun events in June, from balloons to corvettes to traditional Appalachian music Hot air balloons Visitors can enjoy the oldest hot air balloon event in Ohio — The Frontier Power 28th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival June 5-7 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave. Admission and […]

HSUS supporter introduces bill in N.Y.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. — Legislators in New York introduced a new bill that would prohibit the confinement of breeding pigs, veal calves and egg-laying hens by 2015.

Voters save Morrow Co. 4-H program

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Morrow County voters have approved a five-year tax levy that will allow the county’s Ohio State University Extension office to remain open. The 0.5 mill levy passed 3,245-2,609, or about 55 percent to 44 percent, according to unofficial board of elections results, during last week’s primary. The levy is expected to bring […]

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