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OLCSB has hands full deciding veal standards, future of livestock in Ohio

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Veal still being debated, but getting a lot of input along the way.

GIPSA: The good, the bad and the unknown

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proposed rule could cost livestock industry as much as $1.6 billion

Kasich picks Zehringer as new Ohio director of agriculture

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich selected state Rep. Jim Zehringer to serve as the director of agriculture in his new administration.

Ideal grape growing conditions result in good yield for eastern U.S. vintners

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing writer Wine makers have good reason to raise a glass this year. A hot, dry, summer has led to some of the best grape growing conditions in recent memory, with wine makers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York recording record years. “It might be the vintage of the decade,” said Randy […]

Wayne County 4-H honors outstanding members and volunteers at banquet

Monday, November 15, 2010

By SUSAN MYKRANTZ Contributing writer ORRVILLE, Ohio — -The recipients of the 2010 Wayne County Excellence in 4-H Award and Meritorious Service Award were recognized Nov. 4 during the annual member and volunteer recognition banquet. This year, the Excellence in 4-H Award went to Shelbie Aylsworth and Sarah Finney, while Priscilla Sprang received the Meritorious […]

Webinar addresses state regulations pertaining to Marcellus Shale drilling

Sunday, November 14, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the natural-gas drilling boom into the deep Marcellus Shale formation has unfolded, state regulators have become increasingly aware of pollution risks to ground and surface water, and they have scrambled to develop regulations to protect valuable natural resources. Webinar Two experts with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will offer […]

Turkey prices alone may result in more expensive holiday

Saturday, November 13, 2010

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — With Thanksgiving around the corner, consumers will soon be purchasing and preparing the holiday dinner, which, in all likelihood, will be slightly more expensive than in 2009, according to data from The Food Institute.

Ohio dairy association talks ‘voice,’ from hiring to building relationships

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ODPA holds fall meetings to discuss accomplishments, and the road ahead.

Honoring our veterans, our heroes

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Each morning, by dawn’s early light, Ohioans Virgil and June Smith look out their dining room window at the memorial Virgil has literally cut in stone to honor America and salute the seven sons his mother and father sent off to serve in our country’s military.

‘Human error’ leads to egg recall involving Ohio Fresh Eggs

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No illnesses, but situation could have been serious.

Ohio farm stay shares country living experience

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

They admit to being farmer ‘newbies,’ but Dan and Annette Morgan plan to continue learning, and sharing their lessons.

Early harvest allows rare opportunity for fall fertilizing

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

COLUMBUS — With corn and soybean harvest ahead of schedule in Ohio, farmers are encouraged to make their fertilizer applications now. “This is a rare opportunity for farmers,” said Robert Mullen, an Ohio State University Extension fertility specialist. “With harvest about two weeks early, on average, they can get quite a bit of fertilizer applications […]

OFU files lawsuit to regain over $1 million in embezzled funds

Monday, November 8, 2010

Former Ohio Farmer’s Union Treasurer Kathy Beutler could file for judicial release at the end of November, but the OFU is seeking $1.2 million in damages in a new suit.

Penn State Ag Council honors agricultural leaders

Saturday, November 6, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s secretary of agriculture, a college student from Carlisle and a statewide youth organization were honored when the Penn State Ag Council presented its 2010 Leadership Awards at the council’s fall delegate meeting Oct. 28. The awards are given annually in three categories to acknowledge individuals and groups in Pennsylvania’s agricultural […]

‘Buckeye Compromise’ still in place, though its broker, Gov. Strickland, is soon to bow out

Friday, November 5, 2010

What will the agreement with Ohio farm groups and HSUS mean with a new governor? Time will tell.

Elections likely to mean status quo for agriculture, subsidies

Friday, November 5, 2010

While Republicans regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats held onto the majority in the Senate, the new agricultural committees in each chamber aren’t likely to touch farm subsidy programs.

OLCSB hears multiple veal proposals, favors two production ‘concepts’

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board discussed conflicting recommendations at its Nov. 2 meeting.

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 […]

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