Shearing for 24 hours straight, Doug Rathke, 48, of Minnesota, sheared 607 sheep and Gavin McKerrow, 60, of Wisconsin, sheared 487 sheep.
YOUNGSTOWN — The Better Business Bureau has learned that a local consumer’s home was burglarized by two men, who claimed to be from a roofing company. The men knocked on the door and told the consumer that there was a problem with the new roof. The consumer stepped outside to examine the roof with the […]
ST. LOUIS — There won’t be a vote on the soybean checkoff this year. The USDA received requests from only about one-tenth of 1 percent of all U.S. soybean growers to hold a referendum on the soybean checkoff. USDA received only 759 requests — out of the 589,182 eligible farmers — for referendum forms at […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — An emerging corn pest, first found in Ohio in 2006, continues to increase in numbers, and Ohio State University Extension entomologists are striving to educate farmers on identification and management before it causes any significant damage. Western bean cutworm, a pest more common in Western corn producing states, has been making its […]
DENVER — An eastern Ohio beef operation was named a regional winner of the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference, held the week of July 17 in Denver, Colo. Richard and Jayne Young of Young’s Cattle Company in Belmont, Ohio, were nominated by the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District and […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Emerald ash borer beetles have been found near Brownstown, Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, and Finleyville, Union Township, Washington County, bringing to nine the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified. Quarantine expanded In response to this latest discovery, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said a state-imposed quarantine is being […]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A vertical axis wind turbine could tap into a plentiful energy source while creating much less environmental impact on wildlife and people. A new type of wind turbine being developed at West Virginia University will be manufactured and produced by Fisher Energy, a Michigan-based firm with roots in the automobile industry. West […]
DAYTON, Ohio — Bats are your friends, or should be, according to Ohio State University’s Marne Titchenell, who hopes to show you why. She’ll teach “Bats: Not Just for Caves Anymore!” from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark in Dayton. Fact vs. fiction “We’ll discuss the facts and not the […]
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 […]