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Ohio Compost Operator Course to focus on science and art of composting

Friday, February 20, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — The 2009 Ohio Compost Operator Course, open to anyone who works in or around the composting industry, will be held April 1-2 at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Course offerings The course will offer a practical understanding of the composting process and the means […]

Crawford County, Pa.: Let’s talk about the future of agriculture

Friday, February 20, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Diversified farms and soil types. Plenty of moisture. Optimism about the future. Farmers of all ages, plus agribusiness and political leaders, said these were the good things going for agriculture in Crawford County, Pa. But those who turned out over the past couple weeks for public discussions on the topic also identified […]

Bald eagles back at Cuyahoga Valley park for third season

Friday, February 20, 2009

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — A pair of bald eagles have returned to their nest in Cuyahoga Valley National Park to take up residency for a third season. The pair raised one eaglet in 2007 and one in 2008. The nest is located in the Pinery Narrows area north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead in the park. […]

Farmers see a dramatic drop in dairy prices

Friday, February 20, 2009

A dismal decline in milk prices during recent months has left America’s dairy farmers facing devastating circumstances. Thanks to the global economic recession and growing dairy supplies, milk prices are down more than 50 percent from last summer. The tumble comes on the heels of all-time highs in 2007 and the second-highest level on record in 2008.

Auction Roundup – John Deere 6400 brings $23,000 at Kaufman auction

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dave Kaufman Realty Inc. of Sugarcreek, Ohio, held an auction Feb. 7 in Nashville, Ohio, by the order of Albert and Jo Ann Strother. The sale was called by auctioneer Curt Yoder. The highest selling item was a John Deere 6400 diesel tractor for $23,000. Other top-selling farm equipment included a John Deere 4420 diesel […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 19, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA chapter held a meeting Jan. 5 in the Northwestern High School library. The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. with Kyle Schirm presiding. Secretary Kelsey Bowers read the minutes of the previous meeting. Jerrin Hill gave a treasurer’s report and Olivia Stover gave a reporter’s report […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 19, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4-H club met Jan. 25. Members discussed the December steer tagging, which included 64 beef steers and 15 dairy steers. Beef feeders and dairy beef feeders will be tagged May 2 and youth can tag up to four animals. The Ashtabula County Northern Classic steer show is April 18 […]

Tractor puller is ready for Last Ride

Thursday, February 19, 2009

James Wood (center) accepted a trophy in 1973 for taking first place in his class at the tractor pulling championship in Louisville, Ky. Now, he’s working on his final pulling tractor — a project he calls Last Ride.

Ag tire production keeps on rolling

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — They’re round and black and unless you’re a farmer, you don’t give farm tires a second thought. The ag world, however, has been paying very close attention to its tires — particularly since they’ve been in short supply for well over a year. Equipment manufacturers and tire dealers alike are breathing down […]

CWT removes more than 50,000 cows

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has finished the farm audits of its sixth herd retirement round since the program started in 2003, removing 50,630 cows that produced almost 1 billion pounds of milk. Figures At the completion of the on-farm auditing process earlier this month, Cooperatives Working Together removed 186 herds in 33 […]


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