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Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference posts record attendance

Friday, March 6, 2009

COLUMBUS — With rising crop input costs affecting the production bottom line, more farmers are recognizing the economic value and environmental benefits of conservation tillage practices. Record attendance The record attendance at this year’s Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference may be a reflection of that increased interest, said Randall Reeder, an OSU Extension agricultural engineer […]

Getting through tough times: What to do about the stock market

Friday, March 6, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — If you have money in the stock market, chances are you’re anxious about your investments. Should you act? And what exactly should you do? University of Illinois consumer and family economics educator Karen Chan said there are things you should consider before you make a decision. Are you thinking about stopping contributions […]

The risk of anesthesia to pets

Friday, March 6, 2009

Whether a patient is human or animal, there are always risks associated with anesthesia during surgery. However, several studies have shown the risk of anesthetic-related death in humans is far less than that of veterinary patients. According to one 2008 paper published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the estimated risk of […]

Conservation program available in watershed

Friday, March 6, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — As part of a civil penalty imposed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Guggisberg Cheese Inc. will provide $50,000 in funding to administer and install conservation practices in the Doughty Creek watershed to improve water quality. The program will be administered by the Ohio State University in cooperation with Holmes Soil and […]

Auction Roundup — Farm equipment, machinery bring high bids at auctions

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kiko Auctioneers and Realtors of Canton, Ohio, held the seventh annual machinery and consignment auction Feb. 21 at Witmer’s Inc. of Columbiana, Ohio. The sale was conducted by auctioneers Rusty, Randall and Rudy Kiko. More than 600 registered bidders attended. The top-selling item was a John Deere 5425 with loader, MFWD for $40,000. Other highlights […]

Auction Roundup — Valentine’s Day auctions bring high bids

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Troth Auctioneering of Ashland, Ohio, held an auction Feb. 14 at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. The sale was called by auctioneer Britton Troth and had 387 registered bidders. The highest selling item was an ivory statue which sold for $2,400. Other items included a 1 ounce Krugerand which brought $975; a 1895 S Morgan dollar […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 5, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

WELLINGTON, Ohio — The Wellington FFA chapter has been very active working on officer books, proficiency awards, state degree applications, FFA Week, and numerous contests. This year’s treasurer, Amelia Jones, received a gold rating on her treasurer’s book. Kayleigh Switzer, this year’s secretary, received a silver rating on her book. This year’s reporter, Jillian Auble, […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 5, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

NEW RUMLEY, Ohio — Members of the New Rumley 4-H club reorganized recently at the Rumley Township Community Hall. Election of officers was held as well as committee appointments. This year’s club officers include: Brooke Smith, president; Zoee Kaurich, vice president; Mollie Warner, secretary; Brent Kendziorski, treasurer; Mikayla Kovacik, news reporter; Dylan Warner and Alex […]

Geography, timing, stress can affect antioxidants in cancer-fighting foods

Thursday, March 5, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Black raspberries contain cancer-fighting properties, but how much those compounds benefit the consumer may depend on environmental factors and cultural practices. Small-fruit specialists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center analyzed four common black raspberry cultivars at eight production sites throughout Ohio and found varying levels of antioxidants. The findings suggest […]

Pa. cattlemen pool calves to gain dollar power

Thursday, March 5, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eight thousand calves were sold for premium prices last year through a program that is helping to increase profits for Pennsylvania beef producers. Since 1995, the Pennsylvania Feeder Calf Pool traditionally has added 10 to 25 cents a pound to the sale price, according to Dustin Heeter, livestock-production educator for Penn […]

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