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Ohio has 132 new jobs from stimulus

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Division of Forestry is currently accepting applications for the first class of 132 jobs that will be available as part of the newly created Ohio Woodlands Job Corps, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Corps members will work 1,000 hours and gain work experience and woodcraft training […]

Biomass assistance program created

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — Biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy. The program, authorized in the 2008 farm bill, provides financial assistance to producers who deliver eligible material to biomass conversion facilities. USDA’s Farm Service Agency will provide financial assistance to […]

Plum-Line Holsteins take banner

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MEADVILLE, Pa. — Plum-Line Holsteins and the Carey family of Titusville, Pa., earned bragging rights at the Northwest Pennsylvania Holstein Championship Show July 25. The show was held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, and 82 head were shown. Sean Johnson of Glenville, Pa., served as the judge. In addition to winning premier breeder and exhibitor, […]

Corn prices looking for direction

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Corn prices have settled into a relatively narrow trading range, with December 2009 futures trading between $3.20 and $3.50 per bushel over the past three weeks. According to University of Illinois Extension Economist Darrel Good, the relatively low price level reflects the anticipation of a large harvest in 2009. The USDA will […]

Crop board OKs more states for Agrisure

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation board of directors have approved Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio for a premium rate reduction for producers who plant Agrisure 3000GT and Agrisure CB/LL/RW corn hybrids for nonirrigated corn for grain beginning in the 2010 crop year. The board also approved Kansas and Nebraska for a premium rate […]

Teens with a cross-cultural kinship

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Kaia Solberg is 15, and loves dancing, shopping, scrapbooking and Robert Pattinson, the actor from the Twilight movies. Shizu Ka Konno, also 15, enjoys taking classes, singing and participating in track and field. So what’s so different about these seemingly average American teenagers? They’re not from America. Kaia lives in Norway, […]

Financial literacy program teaches youth about managing their money

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

COLUMBUS — New evidence shows that participation in Ohio State University Extension’s “Real Money, Real World” youth financial literacy program spurs young people to make significant changes in their spending, saving and educational habits. The 2009 study surveyed 332 students from five counties who participated in the program, designed for students in grades six through […]

Ohio wheat crop magic can happen again next year if weather cooperates

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

COLUMBUS — High-yielding varieties coupled with ideal growing conditions can turn an average crop into a record season. With this year’s Ohio wheat crop on its way to falling into that category, growers are wondering if the magic can happen again next year. Jim Beuerlein, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist, says yes, as long […]

ACRE worth looking at one last time, according to Purdue ag economist

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Average Crop Revenue Election Program, also known as ACRE, is a tool designed to provide downside price and yield protection for U.S. crop growers. Purdue University’s Chris Hurt encourages growers to evaluate the program one last time. “If you have decided to stay out of ACRE for the 2009 crop, […]

2009 Summit County Fair

Monday, August 3, 2009

Check out these photos from the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Summit County Fair.

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