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Ashtabula County crops shredded by hail

Thursday, July 2, 2009

ANDOVER, Ohio — Hail is believed to be the culprit behind widespread crop damage in an area an estimated 3 miles wide and 6 miles long in Ashtabula County. Weather report The storm began in the late afternoon July 25 between 4 and 5 p.m. but the toll won’t be completely known for at least […]

Guitar is surprise star of gun auction

Thursday, July 2, 2009

– Auctioneers Charlie and Keelan McLeish of McLeish Auction Service called a sporting gun auction at June 15 at their auction center in Marietta, Ohio, with 236 registered bidders. The top-selling item was a Martin and Co. six-string HD-28 guitar that had everyone talking and garnered some intense competition. The guitar finally sold for $1,750. […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 2, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — The Pinelakers 4-H club held its fifth meeting in May. Members discussed upcoming events, including the Canfield Fair Sept. 2-7, the “Streetscape 2009” annual program, which focuses on cleaning up downtown Youngstown, the camping trip at Chaparral campground the second weekend in August and candy fundraising. Clover Bud is working on […]

Venom shots take the bite out of sting reactions

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

BALTIMORE — The same bee and other insect venom shots that doctors use to prevent deadly systemic reactions to insect stings can also tone down large local allergic reactions that, while not dangerous, can be painful and inconvenient, a Johns Hopkins study shows. Results of the study are published in the June 2009 Journal of […]

The economics of animal welfare regulations proposed for Ohio

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

By LUTHER TWEETEN (Editor’s note: The following is reprinted from the June 2009 issue of the Ohio Ag Manager newsletter published by Ohio State University Extension.) The Humane Society of the United States seeks to phase out battery cages for Ohio’s laying hens, gestation crates for its pregnant pigs and crates for veal calves in […]

Michigan next for livestock standards

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Ohio legislators aren’t the only ones taking action regarding livestock care standards this summer. Michigan state Reps. Mike Simpson and Jeff Mayes introduced a package of bills June 19 to standardize livestock care requirements. The bills, H.B. 5127 and H.B. 5128, would have the following impact: * Establish that the Department of […]

Ohio livestock standards board may be ballot bound this November

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The fourth week in June was an exciting one for livestock producers and agricultural organizations across the state of Ohio. Within a week, two similar bills, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6, were introduced and passed through the House of Representatives and Senate.

Farmers can’t ignore the threat of glyphosate-resistant weeds

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Survey results published in Weed Technology indicate U.S. farmers in general do not feel a sense of urgency when it comes to developing a deeper understanding of the herbicide glyphosate and its relationship to weed resistance. What makes this study, “U.S. Farmer Awareness of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds and Resistance Management Strategies” (2009, Vol. […]

Can a livestock trailer be made more ‘humane’?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DENVER — The nation’s leading animal-welfare monitoring and humane-labeling program for food products, American Humane Certified, will convene a panel of experts in animal handling, animal science, veterinary medicine and transportation equipment manufacturing to develop improved welfare standards for design, technology and monitoring of livestock transportation. The livestock transportation equipment that meets the standards will […]

Missing horse recovered in Miami County; father took it

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A horse reported stolen last week has been recovered and it appears may not have been taken by a thief after all. Mandy Werling, 18, of Miami County, reported her horse was stolen from the high school rodeo finals at the Champaign County fairgrounds June 20. Werling was expected to compete with […]


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