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Reducing tillage in organic vegetables

Monday, March 30, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — “Is there a way to try something different to move to less tillage?” That’s the question Anu Rangarajan, the director of Cornell’s Small Farm Program, asked an overflowing crowd at the latest Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference. Rangarajan urged the growers at this PASA annual Farming for the Future […]

USDA: Ohio hog numbers up; U.S. numbers down

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ohio hog producers had 1.97 million hogs on hand March 1, 2009, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2009, was 65.4 million head, down 3 percent from March 1, 2008, and down 2 percent from December 1, 2008.

More than 100 black bear sightings in Ohio in 2008

Saturday, March 28, 2009

ATHENS, Ohio — One hundred-five black bear sightings were reported in 21 Ohio counties last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Confirmed sightings Of that number, state wildlife personnel confirmed 38 sightings, a similar count to the 39 confirmed sightings in 2007. The confirmed sightings of 2008 occurred in […]

The big planting question: Corn or soybeans?

Friday, March 27, 2009

You can toss a coin, but don’t ignore your own experience when making planting decisions.

From corn and soy to cupcake wrappers, cork and toilet paper

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Three teams of Purdue University students that created new uses for corn and soybeans — melt-away cupcake liners, biodegradable cork and toilet paper — took top honors March 23 in the Student Soybean and Corn Innovation Contests. The competition, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, […]

Ohio family wins logger of the year

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — Redoutey Logging, a family logging business based in Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award in recognition of excellence in environmentally-friendly harvesting practices, business operations, employee safety training and for community contributions. The Redoutey’s recognition is the first time an Ohio logger has ever been selected the […]

Ohio nature preserve facility gets a facelift

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — On April 18, the Ohio Historical Society and the Cedar Bog Association will dedicate a new education center. New facilities The building will include a modern classroom, restrooms, office space, sales area and exhibit space. The entire design has been planned, not as a destination in itself, but as a compliment to the […]

Ohio Beef Expo names breed winners

Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBUS — More than 30,000 cattle industry enthusiasts attended the Ohio Beef Expo March 20-22 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. In its 22nd year, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association hosted the annual event. Over 325 head of cattle were sold in the various purebred sales for an average of $2,369. The following are the […]

Auction Roundup — Real estate, firearms and farm equipment bring high bids at auctions

Thursday, March 26, 2009

- Don R. Wallick Auctions Inc. of Strasburg, Ohio, held a real estate auction of the Harriett B. Snoga estate in Uhrichsville, Ohio, March 14. The 221 acres were sold as an entirety for $475,000. – Auctioneer Nick Cummings of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. Inc. of Columbia City, Ind., held a land auction […]

Americans should spend more wisely

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Editor: The AIG outrage is only an extension of the outrage that has been foisted on the American taxpayer for years and years by our elected officials who use the money we send them to buy our votes — only on a larger and more visible scale. In 1967, an acquaintance of mine who lived […]

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