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Beware of consumer scams

Friday, July 17, 2009

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 […]

USDA: No referendum on soybean checkoff

Friday, July 17, 2009

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 […]

Western bean cutworm heading east

Friday, July 17, 2009

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 […]

Belmont Co. cattle farm is regional winner of environmental award

Friday, July 17, 2009

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 […]

Emerald ash borer on the move in Pa.

Friday, July 17, 2009

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 […]

Latest technology fans future of wind energy

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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 […]

Not a bat man? You should be

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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 crops succeeding in Ohio

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Organic farming increasing, even in down economy.

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 […]

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