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Proposed rule could enhance tracking of ground beef sources

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recently proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service would require grocery stores and supermarkets to keep more documentation on ground beef sources, which could assist in more timely traceability of a particular beef source that may have caused a foodborne illness. The proposed rule would […]

Ashtabula meeting to discuss rising CAUV rates

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

As CAUV rates rise, landowners want to know why and what they can do.

Pennsylvania man about to complete cross-country antique tractor trip

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus is about to complete his cross-country trip to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.

Beef checkoff shows strong returns on the dollar

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Study shows Beef Checkoff is very effective.

Penn State uses trial and error to test flower varieties

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center uses trial-and-error to determine the types of flowers that will grow in the region.

Ohio ranked fourth nationally in farmers markets

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ohio’s 311 reported farmers markets rank the state fourth in the nation on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s list, as reported by The Plain Dealer.

Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H’ers sell market livestock at Roundup

Monday, August 4, 2014

The grand champion hog at this year’s Mercer Co. (Pa.) 4-H Roundup brought a record $21 a pound.

Ohio State Fair sale results 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

This was another record-setting year at the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions. Check out the results and the pictures.

Farming as a side job

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The millennial generation is eager to start farming, but before they jump in feet first, some guidance is being offered to them.

Three inducted into Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame enshrined three individuals during the Columbiana County Fair: Russell N. Cook; James W. Cooper; and William L. Woolf.

2014 Columbiana County Fair junior fair livestock sale results

Friday, August 1, 2014

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at the 2014 Columbiana County Fair.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Roundup to tour Clark County farms, businesses

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association will hold this year’s Cattlemen’s Roundup, Sept. 5-6 in Clark County.

$9 million to go to new minority and veteran farmers

Friday, August 1, 2014

According to Insurance News Net, over $9 million is being given to minorities and veterans who are new to the farming trade.

Homemade food sold through cottage-food law

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In Ohio, a variety of foods found at farmers markets and roadside stands are sold without license or inspection. These products are known as “cottage foods.”

First annual Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge launched

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, allowing rural individuals to showcase their ideas and business innovations.

DEP extends alternative fuel vehicle rebate program

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31.

Ohio foodbank program an option for growers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last year, Terry Gram’s 45-acre hillside orchard in Paris, Ohio, gave him his biggest crop ever. A couple of decades ago, much of that surplus would have been tossed out. Now, growers like Gram can turn to groups like the Ohio Association of Food Banks and its Agricultural Clearance Program.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 31, 2014:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA chapter held its annual FFA/FFA alumni hog roast July 13. More than 70 members, parents, and chapter alumni participated in this year’s events. After dinner, softball and cornhole was available. Anyone interested in participating in the alumni can contact the West Holmes High School Ag Department for more […]

Changes are coming to FSA programs

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello Again! Change is inevitable. Change is good. Change is a necessity. These phrases may seem like profound words of wisdom, but seriously we all know change occurs. The only constant regarding change that I know of, is when I slam my Tundra truck door, that change (coins) flies out of my ashtray in the […]

A round-up of FFA news for the week of July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The West Holmes FFA chapter held its annual FFA/FFA alumni hog roast July 13. More than 70 members, parents, and chapter alumni participated in this year’s events.


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