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Customized Wisconsin Potato Harley-Davidson becomes centerpiece of charity event

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ricky McCloud, winner of the Spudster, with David Schools, chairman of the board of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. ANTIGO, Wis. — One lucky person in South Carolina –Ricky McCloud –is tooling around on a Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883C that’s bedecked with a Wisconsin staple –potatoes. “I love the direction our annual direct-mail produce buyer sweepstakes has […]

Agricultural district designation protects farms and farmers

Monday, November 1, 2010

COLUMBUS — Q: I’ve been hearing about agricultural districts; what are they? A: An agricultural district is a legal description of farmland property that, when designated as an agricultural district, entitles the owner of the farmland to certain benefits.

Extreme conditions forecast for winter

Saturday, October 30, 2010

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — This year across the U.S., Joe Bastardi, AccuWeather chief long-range forecaster, is forecasting harsh cold and snow from the Northwest to the Great Lakes and New England, an early winter for the Northeast, a wintry mess for the mid-Atlantic and Midwest and abnormally warm, dry conditions from Southern California to the […]

Western elk hunt: Getting there was half the battle, and a lot of fun

Friday, October 29, 2010

Columnist and outdoors writer Mike Tontimonia takes readers along on a high country, western elk hunt.

Vilsack, Boggs talk Ohio food policy in Columbus

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Say all of agriculture is important, but local foods the focus of this discussion.

Ohio, Pa. FFAers place at convention

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pictured (left to right): Coach Rachael Topp, Sage Kopronica, Ben Miller, Tessa Topp, Tyler Topp and John Eberly. INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization held its 83rd National FFA Convention Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. Career development event winners were announced at the annual awards banquet during the convention.

OLCSB subcommittee, animal rights activists at odds over veal housing

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will need to decide from differing recommendations.

Early start leads to near-perfect harvest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A dry harvest season. High yields. Commodity prices rising. Three things that sound good for corn and soybean growers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After a wet harvest last fall that caused issues with mold and prevented farmers from entering the fields on time, this year’s harvest is turning out totally different.

New wheels for Secrest Arboretum director requires new power source

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The program director of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum has switched to a battery-powered truck for his daily work.

Farmers breathe a sigh of relief as they are exempted from truck law

Monday, October 25, 2010

New transportation regulations will keep Pennsylvania farmers happy and the enable the state to retain federal funding.

Pa. still trying to tackle state’s milk pricing system

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pennsylvania dairy farmers will have to wait until next to renew the legislative fight to change the state’s milk pricing system and end the issue of stranded premiums.

Ohio students raise money for habitat conservation

Saturday, October 23, 2010

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Young Birders Club raised over $3,000 during the club’s recent Big Sit fundraiser. The idea behind a Big Sit is to raise money through pledges and gifts based on the number of bird species identified from 17-foot circle during a limited period of time. Species The more species spotted, the […]

Renting maple trees? Some say ‘sweet’ deal

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scroll down for slide show. SALEM, Ohio — You don’t have to own your own boiler house, or even your own buckets and taps to enjoy the bounty of Ohio’s maple syrup. Growing interest in this savory topping, and in preserving the maple tree, has woodlot owners pursuing creative ways to offer their own trees […]

Rabo AgriFinance starts foreclosure on Vreba-Hoff Dairy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Court action has been filed to recover $55 million in debt from Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development and six farms associated with them.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board approves civil penalties

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved Oct. 5, civil penalties came next.

Ohio students benefit from Farm to School

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lunch is more than a meal at River View schools, where students grow some of the servings.

New group calls on dairymen to ‘take charge’

Monday, October 18, 2010

Group hopes to unite nation of dairy producers to gain market control, better pricing.

Weak currencies could boost agricultural export markets

Monday, October 18, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Exporting nations like the United States are finding that weaker currency spells stronger trade opportunities. That is, if their monetary moves don’t first lead to a trade war, said two Purdue University agricultural economist. At least three major exporting countries — the United States, China and Japan — have made direct […]

Mapleside Farm: The key to organic farming is crop management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.

Hard work, fiscal sense the formula for Horn beef farm

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sons, mother keep farm going after death of proprietor.

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