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Stoneware churn highlight of auction

Thursday, July 16, 2009

– 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 […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull County Holstein Club sponsored a clipping contest for 4-H dairy club members at the Trumbull County Fair. This year’s winners are Emily Smallsreed of Braceville and Daniel Montgomery of Newton Falls. Winners both received a set of Andis Endurance clippers. * * * CHESTERLAND, Ohio — The Plantmasters 4-H club held […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

COLLINS, Ohio — Heather Sayler, Erin Koehler, Erik Hansberger, Mandi Combs and Matt Scheerer represented the Western Reserve FFA Chapter at the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. They learned not only how to be better leaders, but also to be concerned with the things that are going on around them and to help others. […]

Washington Co. cattleman relies on wife, faith for helping raise Angus

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

COAL CENTER, Pa. — For Paul Salansky of Coal Center, Pa., raising Angus cattle is more than just a hobby or a pastime. It’s all about faith, family and friendly competition.

Cattle roundup visits southwest Ohio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

OXFORD, Ohio — Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Roundup will take place Aug. 29, starting with a morning tour of selected beef operations in southwest Ohio. An afternoon informational session will feature five speakers who will address the animal rights movement and its threat to animal agriculture. The association invites all who have an interest in Ohio’s […]

Cornell events focus on Marcellus shale issues

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a series of public meetings across New York’s Southern Tier during July and August to educate residents about issues associated with development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale region runs from the Southern Tier of New York through western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio […]

CWT opens another herd retirement

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Better hurry if you’re interested. Bids must be postmarked July 24. ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) announced that it will conduct its second herd retirement of 2009.

Harrison County Fair 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Harrison County fair ended its yearly run with nice sunny weather and higher sale prices this year. The sale garnered $12,672.76 more than the 2008 Junior Fair livestock sale. One of the biggest price increases was found in the steer sale ring. The grand champion steer earned $5.50 per pound compared to last year […]

New Livestock Indemnity Program

Monday, July 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced eligible ranchers and livestock producers can begin applying for benefits under the provisions of the Livestock Indemnity Program in the 2008 farm bill. “This program will provide livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters,” said Vilsack. Result […]

Twenty-two farms kick off New York’s statewide Dairy Profit Team program

Monday, July 13, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Twenty-two dairy farms across New York state will use teamwork to help improve finances, milk production and much more. The farms are among the first in the state to sign up for a Dairy Profit Team, under a program by the NY Center for Dairy Excellence to establish 45 new teams this […]

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