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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 […]

DFA sells National Dairy Holdings

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mexican company now owns chunk of U.S. dairy industry.

Deerfield grain storage capacity increased

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CORTLAND, Ohio — The Kansas City Commodity Office has increased the capacity for Deerfield Farms Service, Inc. This change in capacity includes locations at Deerfield in Portage County, Louisville in Stark County and Kinsman in Trumbull County. Charges New in-and-out charges were also announced. Trumbull County producers interested in storing grain at the Deerfield Farms […]

Coshocton to host summer events

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

COSHOCTON, Ohio — Coshocton is offering free, family-fun events in June, from balloons to corvettes to traditional Appalachian music Hot air balloons Visitors can enjoy the oldest hot air balloon event in Ohio — The Frontier Power 28th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival June 5-7 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave. Admission and […]

HSUS supporter introduces bill in N.Y.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. — Legislators in New York introduced a new bill that would prohibit the confinement of breeding pigs, veal calves and egg-laying hens by 2015.

Voters save Morrow Co. 4-H program

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Morrow County voters have approved a five-year tax levy that will allow the county’s Ohio State University Extension office to remain open. The 0.5 mill levy passed 3,245-2,609, or about 55 percent to 44 percent, according to unofficial board of elections results, during last week’s primary. The levy is expected to bring […]

Adequate P and K levels critical for high-yielding alfalfa stands

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Alfalfa growers need to start thinking about whether they should apply potassium and phosphorus on their fields this spring and at what rate, said two Purdue University experts. Both phosphorus and potassium can increase yield and stand longevity, but to maximize production and profitability it’s important to adjust fertilizer rates to […]

Mild solar storm season predicted

Monday, May 11, 2009

WASHINGTON — Although its peak is still four years away, a new active period of Earth-threatening solar storms will be the weakest since 1928, predicts an international panel of experts led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center and funded by NASA. Despite the prediction, Earth is still vulnerable to a severe […]

Ohio Equine Industry Coalition seeking input

Monday, May 11, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Equine Industry Coalition is asking its more than 15,000 members and all involved the horse industry in the state to fill out a 12-question survey. Online The survey, found at http://tinyurl.com/oeic2009, is designed to ensure the coalition and the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Equine Task Force are appropriately representing the general […]

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