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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 […]

Ohio State University alumni society names recipients of 2009 awards

Monday, February 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society of The Ohio State University named the recipients of its 2009 awards. The society will present the awards at an alumni awards luncheon March 7 at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow at The Ohio State University. Lindsay Hill Lindsay Hill is the recipient […]

Associations sign safe feed, food agreement

Monday, February 9, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va. — Representatives of the American Feed Industry Association and the Feed Additives and Premixtures Association of the European Union signed an agreement that will permit auditors of American Feed Industry Association’s third-party certification program, Safe Feed/Safe Food, to inspect U.S. manufacturers for compliance with European feed hygiene and ingredient standards. Trade The agreement […]

2007 Census of Agriculture: Agriculture’s ‘middle’ slipping away

Monday, February 9, 2009

The latest Census of Agriculture shows more U.S. farms than in 2007, but Ohio farms decreased by 2.5 percent. Nationally, there are a lot more very small farms, and a lot more very large farms.

Horses can’t lie down for too long

Monday, February 9, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — It’s something you wouldn’t believe could happen unless you saw it. You walk out to the barn in the morning and start to panic when you realize your horse has cast itself. Somehow, someway, your horse has managed to lie up against a wall and is unable to get its feet underneath […]

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