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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 […]

Farm and Dairy’s 2008 top stories in review

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Weather woes Weather is always a hot topic in the farmhouse. In March, an ice storm hit northeastern Ohio and western Pa., followed by 23 inches of snow in some places. Snow emergencies were declared in 60 Ohio counties and homes and farms were without electricity for days. And in September, remnants of Hurricane Ike […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 1, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ANDOVER, Ohio — The members of the Pymatuning Valley FFA recently painted the West Andover Cemetery fence. They spent two days getting it ready and then applying a coat of paint. Members began a “Toys for Kids” campaign within the Pymatuning Valley Local School district. Boxes for the toys were placed by the FFA members […]

Extension to offer small farm college

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NEWARK, Ohio — The Muskingum, Perry and Licking county offices of Ohio State University Extension will offer “East Central Small Farm College,” a nine-week course which will provide an opportunity to explore enterprise possibilities on small acreage. Topics The course will also look at budgeting, informational and technical resources, developing a business plan after assessing […]

Gardeners unite: Set goals you don’t intend to keep, gain comfort with reality

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TOPEKA, Kan. — One Kansas gardening guru is adopting a new approach to 2009 New Year’s resolutions. She’s suggesting fellow gardeners follow suit and perhaps gain new comfort with reality. “Rather than set goals you lose sight of within weeks, make resolutions you have no intention of keeping — ones you simply can’t visualize yourself […]


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