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Mild solar storm season predicted

Monday, May 11, 2009

WASHINGTON — Although its peak is still four years away, a new active period of Earth-threatening solar storms will be the weakest since 1928, predicts an international panel of experts led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center and funded by NASA. Despite the prediction, Earth is still vulnerable to a severe […]

Ohio Equine Industry Coalition seeking input

Monday, May 11, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Equine Industry Coalition is asking its more than 15,000 members and all involved the horse industry in the state to fill out a 12-question survey. Online The survey, found at http://tinyurl.com/oeic2009, is designed to ensure the coalition and the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Equine Task Force are appropriately representing the general […]

In weed control versus planting, experts choose weed control

Monday, May 11, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Weed specialists at Purdue University and Ohio State University are worried farmers will put weed control on the back burner in order to get their crops planted, and it could come back to bite them later in the growing season. If producers don’t control giant ragweed, a very competitive weed, it […]

Animal hoarding issue needs attention

Monday, May 11, 2009

It is estimated that at least 250,000 animals fall victim to animal hoarders each year, according to Tufts University’s Animal Hoarding Research Consortium, a group that acts to increase awareness about the disorder. Because our legal system is not very effective in prosecuting hoarders, and many refuse mental health counseling, the best way to prevent […]

Baker selected as Columbiana Co. dairy princess

Monday, May 11, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters held its annual spring banquet April 19 at The Center of Salem.

Thanks, Mom

Sunday, May 10, 2009

She brought you into this world, watched you grow, taught you right from wrong and will love you always. She guided you through the good times and not-so-good times and instilled in you the knowledge needed to face and conquer the outside world. She has provided a support system that will be in place forever. […]

Deadline to apply for three conservation programs extended

Saturday, May 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — State Conservationist Terry Cosby of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Ohio announced the deadline for funding decisions for applications to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and Wetlands Reserve Program has been extended to May 29. The original deadline for application selection was May 8. […]

Concert pianist strikes note for conservation

Friday, May 8, 2009

NOVELTY, Ohio — A Cleveland-based concert pianist who has performed all over the world has preserved an oasis close to home. Permanent protection Jean Stell, a noted pianist, teacher and founding board member of the Rocky River Chamber Music Society, has granted Western Reserve Land Conservancy an easement that will permanently protect her 78-acre, heavily […]

Land O’Lakes reports increase in first quarter net earnings

Friday, May 8, 2009

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Land O’Lakes, Inc. officials reported first-quarter 2009 net earnings of $82.7 million, up 35 percent from the first quarter of 2008 ($61.3 million). Net sales Net sales for the quarter were $2.9 billion, down from $3.3 billion for the same quarter one year ago. For the quarter, the company reported Total […]

New species of Pythium found in Ohio

Friday, May 8, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new species of Pythium, a water mold that attacks soybeans and corn in saturated soils, has been identified in Ohio. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said Pythium delawarii was labeled as a new species when its characteristics didn’t match any […]

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