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Collectibles sell high at auctions

Thursday, June 25, 2009

– Barry Densmore and Gene Mattingly of Densmore Auctions, Madison, Ohio, held an auction June 12, with 109 registered bidders — a small crowd for the company. The top-selling item was a Victorian cranberry opalescent syrup pitcher that sold for $2,200. Bidding started with five or six bidders, with the winning bidder calling in by […]

Celebrate June Dairy Month with royalty

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pennsylvania dairy royalty includes, left to right: Chantal Guidice, Pa. Brown Swiss Miss, Beaver Co. Sarah Weimer, Pa. Guernsey Queen, Venango Co. Amanda Mitcheltree, Pa. Jersey Queen, Lawrence Co. LeeAnn Kapanick, Pa. State Dairy Princess, Crawford Co. Abigail Trotter, Pa. Alternate State Dairy Princess, Lawrence Co. SALEM, Ohio — June Dairy Month began more than […]

Ohio property owners granted reprieve

Thursday, June 25, 2009

State senator says local health departments should be making decisions on what type of septic systems are used.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club had its regular monthly meeting June 13 at Saddles Etc. & Gift Shop. Members are preparing for Skillathon. They have had several work sessions learning about riding and showing skills. Natasha Sobie represented her club along with other 4-H members from Ashtabula County at the State […]

Ohio House votes to put livestock care on ballot

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

UPDATE: 11:56 a.m. 6/25: Ohio Senate unanimously votes (32-0) in favor of placing the initiative on the ballot. (The following was provided by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.) COLUMBUS — Ohio farm families today (June 24) joined lawmakers in support of a measure that would help ensure animal well-being, consumer choice and the availability of […]

Ohio BioPreferred program could boost economy, agriculture

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ohio. Sen. Karen Gillmor has introduced S.B. 131, which would give preferred purchasing considerations by all state agencies and state universities to designated bio-based (BioPreferred) products.

Ohio studies livestock care ballot initiative

Monday, June 22, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Lawmakers are considering an amendment to Ohio’s constitution that will create and enforce guidelines for proper care of livestock and poultry.

USDA should be honest

Monday, June 22, 2009

Editor: I would like to comment on Alan Guebert’s great article on NAIS in the June 18 Farm and Dairy. His lines, “flaws are as wide and deep as its unknowns…” and “no farmer wants a new expressway built between him and the federal courthouse” are excellent observations! With the correct picture he has drawn […]

Ohio legislators consider ballot initiative on livestock care standards

Monday, June 22, 2009

Read updated story: Ohio studies livestock care ballot initiative SALEM, Ohio — An amendment to Ohio’s constitution will be proposed this week in the Senate that will create and enforce guidelines for proper care of livestock and poultry. The legislation would authorize a ballot initiative and language this November , which, if passed, would create the […]

Reviving American chestnuts may mitigate climate change

Monday, June 22, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree could not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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