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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Preserve brings green burials to Ohio

Thursday, August 21, 2008

WILMOT, Ohio — Many a farmer has lived day in and day out in his or her blown-out leather work boots, holey blue jeans, and tattered shirts and hats that should have been retired long ago. And many of those same people have joked that their attire is so second-nature, so “them,” they’d be buried […]

Trumbull Farm Bureau celebrates year

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Recipients of Trumbull County Farm Bureau’s Tom Schwartz Environmentally Friendly Farmer award were David and Becky Lynn and Roland Wildman. The awards were presented during last week’s annual meeting.

Jefferson County Junior Fair Auction Results

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Jefferson County Fair.

Farm and Dairy writers garner national awards

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Farm and Dairy editor Susan Crowell and reporter Andrea Zippay earned three awards in the National Newspaper Association‘s 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.

Lawrence County Fair junior fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Lawrence County (Pa.) Fair.

Photos from the 2008 Lawrence County, Pa., Fair antique tractor pull, Aug. 16

Monday, August 18, 2008

Check out the action from the 2008 Lawrence County, Pa., Fair antique tractor pull, Aug. 16.

Roots run deep on Butler County farm

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ed Thiele likes to watch things grow. He likes to see the corn come up and he spends his summers scrutinizing the soybeans. Year after year, he keeps a careful eye on his oats and alfalfa.

P. R. Miller: Man preaches recycling through unconventional and controversial art

Thursday, August 14, 2008

AKRON — In six decades, P. R. Miller has called many places home: Mars, a scrapyard and town landfill, a Stark County farm, an outdoor art studio in south Akron. And for the past year, Miller has made himself at home in a place no one else has for years. The eccentric yet earthy character […]

Ashtabula County Fair junior fair livestock auction results

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Ashtabula County Fair.

Ohio State Fair 2008 Sale of Champions sets new records

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Three of the eight bids at the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Aug. 10 went down in the history books as all-time records. The reserve champion pen of chickens, reserve champion barrow and reserve champion steer each brought a bigger bid than ever before in the sale’s 41-year history.

Butler Farm Show Livestock Auction Results

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Butler Farm Show.

Mercer County 4-H Roundup Auction Results

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Mercer County, Pa., 4-H Roundup.

Success in the show ring

Thursday, August 7, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — At the Erie County Fair in New York, Earl Keele was busy helping his brother take care of the cattle they’d brought for show. He fed and watered and groomed while his daughter, Shannon, took in the hustle and bustle of the barn. Shannon, who was 9 at the time, stood back […]

West Point Reception Day turns civilians into cadets

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

(Editor’s note: Weston Boose, a 4-H’er from rural Norwalk, Ohio, and son of Terry and Mary Lisa Boose, is starting college life at the U.S. Military Academy. This is the second in an occasional series by contributing writer Judy Kocab on Boose’s first year in the academy, where the battlecry of “Duty. Honor. Country.” still […]

Beef barn is the star of Columbiana County Fair

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The new J. Herbert Thompson Beef Complex won rave reviews during last week’s Columbiana County Fair.

Columbiana County Fair livestock sale tops $300,000

Monday, August 4, 2008

Who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Columbiana County Fair? Read the full story to find out, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s fair.

USDA takes next step toward COOL

Monday, August 4, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Like it or not, mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) is coming your way. The USDA issued its interim final rule for the program July 29, which leaves time for public comment toward the program’s final operation, but allows COOL to go into effect, as planned, Sept. 30. Covered. COOL, which has […]

Summit County Fair market livestock sale results

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Summit County Fair.

Ohioan accepts the West Point challenge

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

(Editor’s note: Skipping class is not an option for Weston Boose, a college freshman. Neither is not making his bed before he leaves the dorm. That’s because Boose, a 4-H’er from rural Norwalk, Ohio, and son of Terry and Mary Lisa Boose, is starting college life at the U.S. Military Academy. This is the first […]

Oil prices, weak dollar driving up food and commodity prices

Monday, July 28, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Commodity prices — and resulting food prices — are rising sharply, driven by a combination of factors that include high oil prices spurring biofuels growth, a weak dollar and world production and consumption trends, according to an analysis by Purdue University agricultural economists.

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