BESSEMER, Pa. — The Mohawk FFA chapter traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 21-22 to the Agricultural Cooperation Establishes Success Conference. A record high of 1,088 students from 82 different chapters attended between the two weekends. Mohawk brought 12 of their own for ACES during the second week. This year ACES collected canned goods for people […]
SALEM, Ohio — No one is safe from hard-hitting money woes, and this week, another victim came forward: Ohio State University Extension. State budget cuts will eliminate roughly $3.6 million of the state Extension purse now through June 2011 and have forced a massive restructuring and workforce reduction in the state Extension system. “OSU Extension […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, applauded passage of The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, which includes $4,013,000 in funds to targeted programs and services that support Ohio farmers.
Ohio farm leaders were in Washington March 9-11 to talk to their legislators about agricultural issues that affect them back at home — issues that have been on the Farm Bureau plate before and show no signs of going away.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State University’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering wraps up its winter seminar series at noon March 13 with “A Virtual Tour of an Ohio Corn Ethanol Plant” by Fred Michel, an associate professor in the department. Michel’s research focuses on, among other things, developing new or improved bioprocessing technologies. Attend […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio farmers have planted more than a million acres of wheat this season, the second year that seeding has surged over the 1 million mark. According to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service, farmers planted 1.02 million acres, slightly down from the 1.12 million acres planted in 2008, but still 20 percent higher […]
WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Ohio Soybean Association board member and soybean farmer from Marion County, John Buck, was announced as the national winner of the American Soybean Association’s 2009 Conservation Legacy Awards during the Commodity Classic Awards Banquet. Before the banquet, he was named the 2009 Northeast Regional Conservation Legacy Award winner. Awards The Conservation Legacy […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — The risk of Stewart’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight is predicted to be low throughout much of Ohio’s corn crop this year. The disease is caused by a bacterium carried and spread by adult flea beetles. Negligible threat Based on the flea beetle index, conducted by Ohio State University Extension and Ohio […]
Editor: In reference to the article titled “Obama: Cut direct farm payments” published in the March 5 issue of Farm and Dairy, I know a lot of family farmers in our area of Western Pennsylvania and just a handful make over $250,000 in annual products sold. Does that mean we are inefficient, as the article […]
The Alliance Middle School archery team, competing under the name the Alliance Arrows, finished 11th in the middle school division at the state tournament last Friday. Girls division The top finisher for Alliance was Gravlee, who scored 216 points and earned a 44th-place finish, out of 100 competitors in the girls’ division. She connected for […]