A dismal decline in milk prices during recent months has left America’s dairy farmers facing devastating circumstances. Thanks to the global economic recession and growing dairy supplies, milk prices are down more than 50 percent from last summer. The tumble comes on the heels of all-time highs in 2007 and the second-highest level on record in 2008.
Dave Kaufman Realty Inc. of Sugarcreek, Ohio, held an auction Feb. 7 in Nashville, Ohio, by the order of Albert and Jo Ann Strother. The sale was called by auctioneer Curt Yoder. The highest selling item was a John Deere 6400 diesel tractor for $23,000. Other top-selling farm equipment included a John Deere 4420 diesel […]
WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter held a meeting Jan. 5 in the Northwestern High School library. The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. with Kyle Schirm presiding. Secretary Kelsey Bowers read the minutes of the previous meeting. Jerrin Hill gave a treasurer’s report and Olivia Stover gave a reporter’s report […]
JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4-H club met Jan. 25. Members discussed the December steer tagging, which included 64 beef steers and 15 dairy steers. Beef feeders and dairy beef feeders will be tagged May 2 and youth can tag up to four animals. The Ashtabula County Northern Classic steer show is April 18 […]
James Wood (center) accepted a trophy in 1973 for taking first place in his class at the tractor pulling championship in Louisville, Ky. Now, he’s working on his final pulling tractor — a project he calls Last Ride.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — They’re round and black and unless you’re a farmer, you don’t give farm tires a second thought. The ag world, however, has been paying very close attention to its tires — particularly since they’ve been in short supply for well over a year. Equipment manufacturers and tire dealers alike are breathing down […]
ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has finished the farm audits of its sixth herd retirement round since the program started in 2003, removing 50,630 cows that produced almost 1 billion pounds of milk. Figures At the completion of the on-farm auditing process earlier this month, Cooperatives Working Together removed 186 herds in 33 […]
Chances are, the flock of geese that U.S Airways Flight 1549 flew through Jan. 15 before crash landing in the Hudson River was not composed of migrating birds, according to wildlife experts in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farmers were looking, perhaps dreaming a little, but many were also spending. Farm equipment and allied industry exhibitors were smiling, perhaps holding their breath a little, but many were also exhaling. The National Farm Machinery Show, Feb. 11-14, in Louisville, Ky., was a solid litmus test of agriculture’s state of mind. Would […]
Fine is largest to date involving Ohio’s updated restitution value for wildlife.