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The big planting question: Corn or soybeans?

Friday, March 27, 2009

You can toss a coin, but don’t ignore your own experience when making planting decisions.

From corn and soy to cupcake wrappers, cork and toilet paper

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Three teams of Purdue University students that created new uses for corn and soybeans — melt-away cupcake liners, biodegradable cork and toilet paper — took top honors March 23 in the Student Soybean and Corn Innovation Contests. The competition, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, […]

Ohio family wins logger of the year

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — Redoutey Logging, a family logging business based in Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award in recognition of excellence in environmentally-friendly harvesting practices, business operations, employee safety training and for community contributions. The Redoutey’s recognition is the first time an Ohio logger has ever been selected the […]

Ohio nature preserve facility gets a facelift

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — On April 18, the Ohio Historical Society and the Cedar Bog Association will dedicate a new education center. New facilities The building will include a modern classroom, restrooms, office space, sales area and exhibit space. The entire design has been planned, not as a destination in itself, but as a compliment to the […]

Ohio Beef Expo names breed winners

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — More than 30,000 cattle industry enthusiasts attended the Ohio Beef Expo March 20-22 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. In its 22nd year, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association hosted the annual event. Over 325 head of cattle were sold in the various purebred sales for an average of $2,369. The following are the […]

Auction Roundup — Real estate, firearms and farm equipment bring high bids at auctions

Thursday, March 26, 2009

- Don R. Wallick Auctions Inc. of Strasburg, Ohio, held a real estate auction of the Harriett B. Snoga estate in Uhrichsville, Ohio, March 14. The 221 acres were sold as an entirety for $475,000. – Auctioneer Nick Cummings of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. Inc. of Columbia City, Ind., held a land auction […]

Americans should spend more wisely

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Editor: The AIG outrage is only an extension of the outrage that has been foisted on the American taxpayer for years and years by our elected officials who use the money we send them to buy our votes — only on a larger and more visible scale. In 1967, an acquaintance of mine who lived […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Members of the Northwestern FFA traveled to The Ohio State University for the State Agriculture Sales and Job Interview Career Development Event March 7. The Job Interview Team was made up of Kyle Schirm, Jessica Wellert and Olivia Stover. Individually, Schirm and Wellert both received ninth place and Stover received a first […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Sharp Shooters 4-H club met March 7 at the Brown Township Sportsman’s Club. Thirty-seven members were in attendance. The club elected officers as follows: Maxwell Romeo, president; Lela Hicklin, vice president; Rebecca Grunder, treasurer; David Little, secretary; Kady Wendell, news reporter; Doug Little recreation leader; Natalie Romeo, health and Rodney Wendell, […]

An old concept, a new interest: Farmers find drainage work now can pay high dividends at harvest

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — One dairy farm, unable to harvest any crop from a specific field for years, now routinely gets 175-bushel-per-acre corn for silage from it. On another farm several counties away, yields in a small riverbottom field jumped from 30 bushels per acre to a whopping 205 bushels per acre last year. They’re both […]

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