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Report reveals farmers, ethanol not to blame for high food prices

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — American farmers deserve an apology, and leaders of the American Farm Bureau, National Farmers Union, National Corn Growers Association and Growth Energy are calling on Congress to make sure that happens. The demand comes on the heels of a government report issued earlier this month that admits American farmers and the still-blossoming […]

Article endorsement for Jerseys

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Editor: I found the article from Normand St-Pierre about feeding for pounds of fat and protein to be quite interesting, and his closing comments in particular. “In essence, dairy producers make their money on the fat and protein produced, around 7 pounds per hundredweight of milk in Holstein cows and lose money producing the remaining […]

Loudonville annual FFA awards banquet honors members

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — The Loudonville FFA chapter invited members, guests and friends to celebrate its successful year during its annual banquet and awards ceremony April 16 at the school campus in Loudonville. The banquet theme was “Step Up, Stand Out.” The evening was opened with a candle lighting ceremony offered by the Greenhands. Opening ceremonies […]

Tillage operations present options for seedbed preparation

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After a wet fall and spring, corn and soybean farmers must decide what field tillage operations are essential before planting the 2009 crop. “Where I think things are a little bit different in 2009 compared to a normal spring is there was less tillage done last fall than what may have […]

Firelands FFA chapter honors members at parent-member banquet

Monday, April 20, 2009

OBERLIN, Ohio — The Firelands FFA chapter held its annual banquet March 31 with 310 people in attendance. There were many awards and degrees given out. One of the most prestigious awards given were the Star Awards, which are given to a single person in the freshman, sophomore and junior class. The 2009 winners were: […]

Proposals being sought for biomass grant program

Monday, April 20, 2009

COLUMBUS –Interim Director Mark Barbash announced the Ohio Department of Development is accepting proposals for $500,000 in funding available for the Biomass – Waste to Energy program for projects that demonstrate technologies which utilize farm waste to produce energy in Ohio’s farming communities. Funding The Biomass – Waste to Energy program is funded through the […]

Sustainability moving to mainstream

Monday, April 20, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. — We can’t solve these problems 50 acres at a time, according to Hal Hamilton and Susan Sweitzer, referring to the challenges facing the world concerning climate change, energy and water usage, soil quality, biodiversity and poverty. Hamilton and Sweitzer spoke at the 2009 W. Duvall Leaders in Residence during a visit to […]

First peregrine falcon chicks hatch in Cleveland

Monday, April 20, 2009

COLUMBUS — The first peregrine falcon chicks of the 2009 season have hatched at the Terminal Tower nest in downtown Cleveland, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. More are expected More hatchlings at other nest sites across the state are expected. There are currently 22 pairs of territorial peregrines across […]

Ohio CAT Agri Business Division buys Wyandot County facility

Monday, April 20, 2009

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio CAT Agri Business Division has purchased the former Carter Lumber facility in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The 6-acre site, which includes three buildings, will serve as the division’s sales, rentals, parts and service headquarters. While not fully operational until this summer, the facility will open in mid to late May. Facility […]

4-H gets grant from Wal-Mart

Monday, April 20, 2009

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — National 4-H Council has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Wal-Mart Foundation to launch Youth Voice: Youth Choice, a national program that encourages young people to develop and maintain healthy, active lifestyles. The program will tackle wellness issues such as nutrition, physical fitness and safety. To fund the Youth […]

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