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Increased sightings of bobcats

Monday, March 23, 2009

ATHENS, Ohio — Increased evidence of bobcats living in Ohio’s southeastern counties continues with the confirmation of 65 sightings by state wildlife officials during 2008, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Increase The reports show an increase from the 51 verified sightings in 2007. The bobcat was found throughout Ohio […]

Sharp-eyed volunteers spot Ohio’s newest eagles

Monday, March 23, 2009

COLUMBUS — The first eaglet of 2009 has hatched in Ashtabula County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Ammonia applicators have safety issue

Monday, March 23, 2009

AMES, Iowa — High nitrogen fertilizer prices have producers and ag-input suppliers searching for ways to reduce costs and gain efficiency. Some anhydrous ammonia applicators have responded by modifying equipment to allow control of flow to individual sections of an applicator, or even to individual knives. “These modifications are being made in order to avoid […]

Photos from the 2009 Ohio Beef Expo

Monday, March 23, 2009

Photos from the 2009 Ohio Beef Expo, March 20-22. Check back, as gallery will be updated throughout the weekend.

New video series offers advice for new farmers

Saturday, March 21, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University is launching an innovative, online video series that will help agricultural entrepreneurs successfully launch new farms in New York state. The video series, “Voices of Experience,” covers essential topics such as financing farm start-up, marketing, profitability, and goal setting. The ‘voices of experience’ in the series are actual farmers who […]

Sheep producer finds a high heritability for resistance to parasites in the breed

Saturday, March 21, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — In Wooster, a producer of Katahdin sheep is working with producers from two other states on the heritability of parasite resistance. The group is investigating methods of identifying ewes with a reduced periparturient rise.

Facts about the soybean checkoff

Friday, March 20, 2009

Editor: I’m writing today in regard to a recent Alan Guebert column regarding the soybean checkoff. As a long-time volunteer farmer involved with the soybean checkoff I want to provide some actual facts about the checkoff. Mr. Guebert said chekoffs are mandatory. Not quite true. Every five years soybean farmers have the opportunity to request […]

Fleet named FFA acting chief operating officer

Friday, March 20, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS –The National FFA Organization announced Bill Fleet of Lititz, Pa., will become acting chief operating officer effective April 1. Fleet retired in 2006 as vice president, North America sales, for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa. Prior to joining Pioneer in 1982, Fleet taught agricultural education for four years at the high school level […]

Ashland County Dairy Service meets

Friday, March 20, 2009

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Ashland County Dairy Service Unit met for its 65th annual meeting March 14 at Hillsdale High School.

The evening began with a welcome by Unit Director Ryan Welch who introduced Ashland County Farm Bureau Organizational Director John Fitzpatrick.

Flooded land eligible for easements

Friday, March 20, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Time is running short for landowners to sign up for a new USDA program that will offer them up to $30 million in easement payments. The Emergency Watershed Protection Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — the most recent economic stimulus package — will pay landowners who […]

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