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What’s the prognosis on equine limb fractures?

Monday, April 6, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Up until the 2006 Preakness Stakes, it was nearly set in stone that if a horse breaks a leg, its future is not bright. But then came Barbaro, the thoroughbred predicted to win the Preakness that year. After shattering its right hind limb in several places and undergoing five hours of surgery, […]

Sens. Specter and Casey preparing to re-introduce dairy bill

Monday, April 6, 2009

MESHOPPEN, Pa. — Addressing dairy farmers from New York and Pennsylvania April 1, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) said they were preparing to re-introduce S-1722, “The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2007.” Concern Sens. Specter and Casey introduced the original bill in June 2007. Both senators expressed their […]

Morrow County fair board prepares for 2009 event

Monday, April 6, 2009

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — Due to some confusion, the Morrow County fair board is announcing the details of this year’s fair, which will run Aug. 31–Sept. 7. Cutting funding The Morrow County Commissioners have decided to cut the Agricultural Society’s local funding from $10,000 last year to $2,400 this year. A majority of the local […]

Daffodil sale totals more than $63,000

Monday, April 6, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Warm weather and an enthusiastic crowd were on hand for the 35th anniversary Daffodil Dairy Sale held March 31 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carrollton. The sale totaled $63,850 on 43 head, with cattle shipped to buyers in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Top sellers Topping the sale was a […]

Grazing management school a success

Monday, April 6, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service and OSU Extension teamed up to present a Grazing Management School, which was open to interested producers in the five-county area. The school was held March 12, 19 and 28. The turnout was greater than anticipated […]

Better Business Bureau warns of shady door-to-door meat sales

Monday, April 6, 2009

YOUNGSTOWN — With cook out season fast approaching, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be cautious when dealing with door-to-door meat vendors. American Prime Wholesale LLC of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, has, in the past, falsely displayed the BBB logo in various ads and in areas of a MySpace webpage, implying BBB accreditation. False claims They […]

Cut the Coke to cut the fat

Monday, April 6, 2009

BALTIMORE — When it comes to weight loss, what you drink may be more important than what you eat, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. About the study Researchers examined the relationship between beverage consumption among adults and weight change and found that weight loss was positively associated with […]

Grocery bills get a little bit smaller

Monday, April 6, 2009

WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket dropped slightly for the second consecutive quarter, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare a meal was $47.41, down about 5.5 percent or $2.80 from the fourth […]

Can you afford your farm?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — With the current economic downturn, farmers may be scrutinizing the future of their operations and a financial planning tool offered by Ohio State University Extension is available to evaluate the health of on-farm businesses. FINPACK FINPACK (Farm Financial Planning and Analysis) is a nationally known agricultural software package designed to aid in […]

Livestock insurance program available

Saturday, April 4, 2009

COLUMBUS — A new livestock insurance program that pays out when milk income, minus the feed expenses, declines below a set level, could mean the difference between business survival or bankruptcy for struggling dairy producers. The Livestock Gross Margin Dairy Insurance product, originally developed by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for feeder cattle and hog […]

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