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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 […]

Ad explains smell of spring (and manure)

Monday, April 20, 2009

COLUMBUS — Every spring, Ohio’s dairy farmers tend to their farms by spreading liquid manure across their fields. To alert their communities to the process, and explain the odor, the American Dairy Association Mideast and Ohio Dairy Producers Association are launching a new “Spring is in the Air” ad campaign. Doing their part The new […]

Grafton Cheese paying premiums directly to Vermont farmers

Monday, April 20, 2009

GRAFTON, Vt. — Grafton Village Cheese Co., makers of Vermont cheddar cheese, will begin paying its local milk suppliers a special premium while milk prices are below the cost of production. The company is working in concert with its two milk co-ops Agri-Mark and DMS, both of which have given Grafton Cheese permission to send […]

Battling compaction: No-till, controlled traffic a key

Monday, April 20, 2009

With compacted soils, farmers could lose 5 percent to 10 percent of their corn or soybean yields.

Study finds big shifts in Indiana immigrant trends since 1990

Sunday, April 19, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s Indiana immigrant likely is Mexican or Asian, under 40, a blue-collar laborer and not as proficient in English as foreign-born people who came to the U.S. even 20 years ago, according to a Purdue University study. “The immigrant population is young, it’s growing and it is increasingly diverse,” said Brigitte […]

Pa. bull sale breaks records

Saturday, April 18, 2009

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE, Pa. — Eighty-one bulls, consigned by breeders in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, broke two sale records at the 36th Pennsylvania Performance Tested Bull Sale March 27 at the Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace. The bulls sold for a total of $169,950 — a record-high average of $2,099 per bull. Sale A […]

Pennsylvania in need of April showers

Friday, April 17, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The first quarter of 1969 was the only one in Pennsylvania since 1895 drier than the start of 2009, according to Penn State weather and precipitation experts. The winter of 2008-09 was a dry one, according to Bryan Swistock, Extension water resources specialist in the College of Agricultural Sciences, who attributed […]

Forum to provide a vehicle to better understand changing face of agriculture

Friday, April 17, 2009

LANCASTER, Ohio –The Environmental Education Council of Ohio will hold its “The Changing Face of Ohio Agriculture” forum April 30 at Deer Creek State Park Lodge, Mount Sterling, Ohio. This forum will provide a vehicle for cultivating a better understanding of the connections between people and their food, the importance of preserving farmland and how […]

Ohio leads the country in Tree City USA communities

Friday, April 17, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio retained its standing this year as the nation’s leader in Tree City USA communities with 249 participating cities, villages and other municipalities. Marks 28th year This marks Ohio’s 28th year as the top Tree City USA state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. As part of this […]

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