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Pennsylvania forms food safety council to protect health, food supply

Saturday, March 14, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — To provide better oversight of Pennsylvania’s food supply from the field to the dinner table, Gov. Edward Rendell has formed the new Governor’s Food Safety Council and appointed members to the panel. The first council in the state to focus on food safety, members will advise the governor on direction for security […]

Maple syrup production manual available

Friday, March 13, 2009

COLUMBUS — As temperatures rise and the 2009 maple syrup production season draws to a close in Ohio, commercial syrup producers and hobbyists alike can start preparing for next year with Ohio State University Extension’s North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual. The manual’s second edition, released in 2007, already has sold more than 4,500 copies. […]

Maple syrup production manual available

Friday, March 13, 2009

COLUMBUS — As temperatures rise and the 2009 maple syrup production season draws to a close in Ohio, commercial syrup producers and hobbyists alike can start preparing for next year with Ohio State University Extension’s North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual. The manual’s second edition, released in 2007, already has sold more than 4,500 copies. […]

From beans to blooms: Motts Greenhouse boasts variety of flowers, veggies for gardeners

Friday, March 13, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Last week, on a 50-degree day, Josh Moore celebrated the coming of spring by carrying hundreds of flats and planters full of pansies from their shelter at Motts Greenhouse, arranging them into rows in the sunshine. It’s only March at the Motts operation just east of Louisville — there’s admittedly not much […]

Voinovich: We need to work harder, smarter to pull out of economic crisis

Thursday, March 12, 2009

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich may have announced his retirement after his term ends in 2010, but he’s not done fighting. Voinovich, who spoke to Ohio farmers in Washington March 10, outlined his opinions for pulling the country out of its economic doldrums.

Report indicates increasing availability of distiller’s dried grains with solubles

Thursday, March 12, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is more than able to continue supplying global customers with necessary feed ingredients, according to the U.S. Grains Council, the leading organization for export market development for barley, corn, sorghum and co-products. Citing the release of USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, U.S. Grains Council Vice Chairman and Ohio corn […]

TV producer looking for old barn stories

Thursday, March 12, 2009

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — Wisconsin TV/video producer Tom Laughlin, Kovia Productions, Lake Geneva, Wis., is searching the country for more old barn stories following the success of his first two PBS programs on the subject. First program Laughlin completed his first program, Wisconsin Barns — Touchstones to the Past, in 2005 and saw an immediate […]

Soybean farmers supporting checkoff

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Better than seven out of every 10 U.S. soybean farmers continue to support their soybean checkoff, and more than three out of four expressed familiarity with the details and specifics of the checkoff, according to the most recent checkoff-funded producer attitudes survey. The survey also found that support for the checkoff is […]

Biotech drought-tolerant corn coming

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The Monsanto Company has completed regulatory submissions in the U.S. and Canada for the world’s first biotech drought-tolerant corn product developed together with Germany-based BASF. Seeking approval The company applied for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of its drought-tolerant corn product following its submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Auction Roundup — Zero no-sales amazes auctioneer at draft horse auction

Thursday, March 12, 2009

- Owner/auctioneer Pete Howes of Bloomfield Livestock Auction experienced something very rare at his Feb. 28 special draft horse and draft pony auction in Bloomfield, Ohio — there were zero no-sales, which means each of the 107 horses sold. Howes explained that this is very unusual and in all the years he’s been in the […]

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