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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 8, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H club held a meeting Dec. 13 at the Main Street United Methodist Church. Canned food was collected for the needy and the club voted to donate money collected from the recycling project to Camp Piedmont. Rada knife orders were passed out and Kortney Temple won the […]

Repeat after me: Only use antibiotics when they are absolutely necessary

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Antibiotic use in livestock cannot make up for poor management.

Agreement to develop greenhouse gas emissions reduction standard

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania has signed a letter of agreement with 10 Mid-Atlantic states that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and other sources by developing a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard, according to Governor Edward G. Rendell. “This partnership will work closely on a standard for the entire region,” Governor Rendell […]

Human hair serves as fertilizer

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Agricultural crop production relies on composted waste materials and byproducts, such as animal manure, municipal solid waste composts, and sewage sludge, as a necessary nutrient source.

Ohio hog inventory up 5 percent; U.S. inventory down 2 percent

Friday, January 2, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio hog producers had 1,930,000 hogs on hand Dec. 1, 2008, up 5 percent from a year earlier, and up 1 percent from last quarter. The number of market hogs, at 1,760,000 head, was up 5 percent from last year and up slightly from last quarter. Breeding stock, at 170,000 head, was […]

Solar and wind grants available

Friday, January 2, 2009

COLUMBUS — Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher announced the availability of $3.5 million in new grants for solar hot water systems and wind technologies to benefit residential users. The grants, made available through the Advanced Energy Fund, will be administered by the Ohio Energy Office, located in the Strategic Business Investment Division of the Ohio Department […]

Appeals Court upholds decisions in MWCD maintenance assessment cases

Friday, January 2, 2009

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Judges of the 5th District Court of Appeals have agreed with the decisions of a lower court that permit assessments of property owners by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to fund a plan of maintenance and rehabilitation in the system of reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Here are the news stories you clicked again and again on our Web site in 2008, with starting with the “most clicked” at the top: Thursday, June 24, 2008 (and updated June 26) Pigeon King goes bankrupt Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Columbiana County man is using wind to power his home Thursday, July 3, 2008 […]

Soy flour not just for cooking anymore

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

WASHINGTON — In 1941, Henry Ford unveiled a plastic-bodied car whose panels included soybean meal as component. The feat made headlines — and history — but the idea never took off commercially. Continued research However, researchers continue to toy with the idea, including Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Lei Jong and Jeffrey Byars, who are […]

Hunters turn up CWD in W.Va. deer herd

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Preliminary test results indicate the chronic wasting disease (CWD) agent was present in five hunter-harvested deer collected in Hampshire County, W.Va., during the 2008 deer firearms hunting season. “As part of our agency’s ongoing and intensive CWD monitoring effort, samples were collected from 1,355 hunter-harvested deer brought to game checking stations in […]


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