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A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 11, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter officers held their annual Adopt-a-Highway June 4. The officers traveled to state Route 89 to pick up litter. On June 2, the officers met at Mr. Hoffman’s house for the annual FFA officer cookout. The officers talked about the goals and budget for the upcoming year and to […]

Carrollton farmer strives to find the right grazing balance

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Carrollton farmer finds a balance between keeping the soil healthy and creating a profit.

Forestry takes a turn and a new online business is born

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Summitville family is taking what others would discard and burn and turning it into a profit.

Equine industry looking for p.r. plan

Monday, June 8, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Equine Task Force recently submitted recommendations to strengthen and promote Ohio’s equine industry. Created by Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs, the task force, composed of 13 members who represent all facets of the industry, held its first meeting in November 2008.

Veal industry switching to group housing; one-third already adopted

Monday, June 8, 2009

MESHOPPEN, Pa. — Veal farmers are ahead of schedule as they work to meet the American Veal Association commitment to transition all veal farms to group housing by 2017. “Veal farmers’ primary concerns are the well-being of the animals in their care and meeting their customers’ needs and concerns,” said Drew Vermeire, a calf nutritionist […]

Tumors in hiding beware: This radiologist will find you anywhere

Monday, June 8, 2009

Detecting liver cancer in an old dog is not an easy task. To begin, many old dogs have what is called nodular hyperplasia. Benign masses grow on their liver, rarely causing complications. However, these friendly masses cannot be differentiated from malignant tumors without a biopsy, an invasive procedure to remove cells from the body for […]

Farm tours demonstrate sustainability in agricultural production systems

Monday, June 8, 2009

COLUMBUS — From touring an organic vineyard near Lake Erie to an organic vegetable and cannery operation on the Ohio River, there’s something for everyone at this year’s 2009 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour Series. Learn more. The farm tours are for anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainable farming in Ohio, according to […]

Wheat will most likely benefit from sign up extension for ACRE program

Monday, June 8, 2009

COLUMBUS — Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election farm support program introduced in the 2008 farm bill. Extension The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1 […]

Counterproductive to include agricultural operations

Monday, June 8, 2009

Editor: I would like to comment on Al Cross’ article about USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s push to add carbon credits for agriculture to the proposed “cap and trade” system. If the Climate Bill is truly designed to improve the environment, then it would be counterproductive to include agricultural operations, particularly any livestock operations to the […]

National horse show returns to Harrisburg

Monday, June 8, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 64th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show is set to return to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg Oct. 8-17. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show features hunter-jumper equestrian competition. The show attracts the nation’s top horses and riders each year. Junior Weekend As is tradition, Junior Weekend, Oct. 8-11, will […]

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