CARROLLTON, Ohio –The New Horizons 4-H club met May 22 with 17 members in attendance. Members were reminded to pay for the new club T-shirts by the next meeting and all health and safety talks or demonstrations are due by the next meeting. Members discussed sign ups for Buehler’s hot dog stand and officer training […]
JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter officers held their annual Adopt-a-Highway June 4. The officers traveled to state Route 89 to pick up litter. On June 2, the officers met at Mr. Hoffman’s house for the annual FFA officer cookout. The officers talked about the goals and budget for the upcoming year and to […]
A Carrollton farmer finds a balance between keeping the soil healthy and creating a profit.
A Summitville family is taking what others would discard and burn and turning it into a profit.
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Equine Task Force recently submitted recommendations to strengthen and promote Ohio’s equine industry. Created by Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs, the task force, composed of 13 members who represent all facets of the industry, held its first meeting in November 2008.
MESHOPPEN, Pa. — Veal farmers are ahead of schedule as they work to meet the American Veal Association commitment to transition all veal farms to group housing by 2017. “Veal farmers’ primary concerns are the well-being of the animals in their care and meeting their customers’ needs and concerns,” said Drew Vermeire, a calf nutritionist […]
Detecting liver cancer in an old dog is not an easy task. To begin, many old dogs have what is called nodular hyperplasia. Benign masses grow on their liver, rarely causing complications. However, these friendly masses cannot be differentiated from malignant tumors without a biopsy, an invasive procedure to remove cells from the body for […]
COLUMBUS — From touring an organic vineyard near Lake Erie to an organic vegetable and cannery operation on the Ohio River, there’s something for everyone at this year’s 2009 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour Series. Learn more. The farm tours are for anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainable farming in Ohio, according to […]
COLUMBUS — Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election farm support program introduced in the 2008 farm bill. Extension The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1 […]
Editor: I would like to comment on Al Cross’ article about USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s push to add carbon credits for agriculture to the proposed “cap and trade” system. If the Climate Bill is truly designed to improve the environment, then it would be counterproductive to include agricultural operations, particularly any livestock operations to the […]