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Manure spreading closes schools for a day

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Eastern Ohio school has a ‘manure day,’ instead of a snow day: Application on nearby fields closes United Local for a day.

Electronic field trip brings science to students

Thursday, May 14, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — This fall, sixth-grade students across Indiana can take a field trip without ever leaving their classrooms. Through the wonders of technology, students will interactively visit Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue Agriculture and Discovery Learning Center at Purdue, where they’ll learn about the similarities and differences between humans and animals. […]

Changing behaviors can reduce energy use

Thursday, May 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — While efforts to address U.S. energy needs often focus on developing non-carbon power sources and new “green” modes of transportation, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird told an audience that changing consumer behavior could reduce energy consumption by as much as 20 percent — in a matter of months. Most important In fact, Baird said […]

Twenty-year stalemate ended; EU, U.S. settle beef hormone dispute

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Long overdue agreement opens EU market to U.S. cattle.

Rendell begins court battle for dairy farmers

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is challenging a decision by the Pa. Milk Marketing Board he says takes money away from dairy farmers.

Antique Persian rug sells for $11,600

Thursday, May 14, 2009

– Masterson Brabander Auctioneers held an antique auction April 4 in Valley City, Ohio, with 87 registered bidders in attendance. The top-selling item was a 10-foot by 16-foot antique Persian rug that, after some intense bidding, sold for $11,600. Other top sellers included vintage dress trims, an Austrian petit point purse and costume jewelry. One […]

The hidden cost of animal ID enrollment

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Editor: I recently analyzed a USDA spreadsheet for National Animal Identification System (NAIS) bribes — sanitized as cooperative agreements. These are the funds received by tribes, states, government employees and companies who promise to enroll properties for USDA. Listed is only a scintilla of the cost; the real cost is well above published data required […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — The 46th annual Crestview FFA banquet was held April 16. Members received Greenhand Degrees and Chapter Degrees. Every year the chapter awards the Star Greenhand Degree to two first year members. This year’s recipients were Carey Fulk and Lindsey Shoup. The Star Chapter Degree is given to two second year members that […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

NORWALK, Ohio — On May 3, the Hartland New Horizons 4-H club met at the Hartland Town Hall and passed out the 2009 4-H club program. Casey Molesky demonstrated the FFA official dress. The girls wear skirts or dress pants and a scarf. The guys wear ties and black pants. Marcus Fritz did his demonstration […]

Ag groups: EPA harming biofuels industry

Thursday, May 14, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting its newly proposed renewable fuels standards as earth-saving and job-creating, but ag groups are looking at the plan with raised eyebrows, calling the agency’s goals unattainable and a harm to the domestic biofuels industry. “You are going to kill off the biofuels industry before it ever […]

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