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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 12, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Laurel FFA will host the Buckeye Donkey Basketball Show at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Laurel High School gymnasium in New Castle, Pa. A playoff between the winning teams will determine this year’s champion. Specially selected donkeys will be used for this show. * * * ASHLAND, Ohio — On Jan. […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 12, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

BOWERSTON, Ohio — The Silver Spurs 4-H club met Jan. 29 at the Bowerston Public Library with 19 members present. The club welcomed three new members — Helena Gladman, Lacey Shuss and Dani Snyder — bringing the total membership to 21. Bylaws were reviewed and updated for 2009. Members turned in new project enrollment forms, […]

Wayne County farm gets $250,000 clean coal grant

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority has approved a $250,000 grant to co-fund the design of a 10 million BTU hybrid fluidized bed gasifier for use in heating greenhouses at Cedar Lane Farms in Wooster, Ohio.

Biotechnology endorsement expands

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — According to the Risk Management Agency, the Pilot Biotech Yield Endorsement has been replaced by the Biotechnology Endorsement (BE). Expands coverage This endorsement expands coverage to additional triple stack technologies that enhance protection against above-ground lepidopteron pests and below-ground corn rootworm damage, and confer tolerance to certain herbicides. For the 2009 crop […]

Farmers see 2008 CAUV rates increase

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

An increase in 2008 Current Agricultural Use Value rates has many Ohio farmers wondering what happened to a program that typically helps them save a substantial amount of money on property taxes.

Applications sought for youth sheep program

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

COSHOCTON, Ohio — The Youth Conservationist Program is starting its 11th year, through the generosity of those interested in the preservation of rare sheep breeds. More than 115 youth have received heritage breed sheep through this program. Several of the donating breeders have been past recipients, such as Hannah Jackson from Carlisle, Pa. She received […]

Conditions of the heart

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Editor: When we stop and think about it, the conditions of our heart are determined by the experiences we encounter throughout our life span. Songs, poems, love stories reflect the joy and happiness we feel in our hearts. What blessings we receive when we finish schooling, obtain a job, meet and marry our true love, […]

Sweet Harts: Nuts and chocolatey confections replace syrup as Hart family signature

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

BURTON, Ohio — Pecan turtles, the gooey caramel and nut confections dunked in dark or milk chocolate, are piled in the showcase. Decadent truffles drizzled with thin wisps of pink chocolate rest nearby, bordered by golden trays of peanut butter buckeyes almost as big as grapefruits. It’s every chocoholic‘s dream to be surrounded by pound […]

VeraSun could sell assets to Valero

Monday, February 9, 2009

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — VeraSun Energy Corporation is asking the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for permission to sell substantially all of the assets of VeraSun Energy Corporation and 24 of its affiliates through a court-approved sale process.

USDA project aims to promote produce

Monday, February 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — A new pilot project from the Ohio Farm Service Agency will permit producers in Ohio to plant cucumbers, green peas, lima beans, pumpkins, snap beans, sweet corn or tomatoes for processing on base acres under the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program. Ohio has been approved for 4,000 acres in the new pilot project. Authorized […]

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