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A little bit of everything: Ohio farm goes for different breeds

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Diversity, sustainability and self-sufficiency are words to farm by for Ralph and Connie Rice of Jefferson. From sheep without wool to short-legged cows, from the maple sugar shack to Connie’s quilting machine, Riceland Meadows is a farm marching toward as much independence as anyone can achieve on 73 acres. The unwoolly woolies […]

Globalized agriculture requires regulation

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The food chain goes well beyond the farm, so get ready for more regs.

Happy cows, as ankle bracelets prove, like to relax

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You know a barn is full of happy cows when you see them all lying down.

‘Thanks, Dad’

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

He taught you how to drive a tractor, pushed you on the swing and drove you to all your sports practices. He silently held your hand through the rough times and loudly celebrated your achievements. He instilled in you a strong work ethic. He is your protector, the constant in your life and your go-to-guy. […]

A final salute: Playing taps for 63 years

Monday, May 25, 2009

For 63 years, an Ashland County man has played his own tribute on Memorial Day to those who serve.

Ohioan makes it through first year at West Point

Sunday, May 24, 2009

When the 1,300 young men and women entered the gates of the United States Military Academy last June to begin careers as officers in the U.S. Army, time became a watch word.

Ag Greeks raise record funds in support of farmers with disabilities

Saturday, May 23, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University agricultural Greek organizations raised more than $700 to help a Somerset County dairy farmer. Members of Delta Theta Sigma, Alpha Zeta and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternities, and Sigma Alpha sorority gathered the funds through a penny war campaign sponsored by AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians. Donation The donation was presented […]

Beef Board recommends budget

Friday, May 22, 2009

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Beef Promotion Operating Committee recommended a $41.5 million Cattlemen’s Beef Board budget for fiscal 2010, reflecting a slight decrease from 2009 but down more than 15 percent from 2008.

Fisherman finds European rudd in Ohio’s Lake Erie

Friday, May 22, 2009

COLUMBUS — The first record of European rudd in Ohio waters was recorded in late May. Discovery made. It was caught by licensed Ohio commercial fisherman Jim Swartz, who netted the fish near the Lakeside Pier in Marblehead and brought it to state fisheries biologists in Sandusky for identification, according to the Ohio Department of […]

Gas won’t guzzle your paycheck this summer

Friday, May 22, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Gasoline prices are up this summer but motorists should not experience the historic highs of one year ago, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. Pump prices traditionally rise in late May with the beginning of the summer driving season, said Wally Tyner, who specializes in energy production and policy. “For the […]

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