Monday, August 29, 2016
June gardening

Staking plants, weeding, applying mulch and managing pests are some of June’s gardening tasks.
emergent corn

In the first week of May, American farmers seeded over 35 percent of this year’s projected corn acreage — in one week!
Calf in hutch

Brenda Hastings explains why calves are separated from their mothers.
Canfield Fair poultry winner

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has canceled all 2015 live bird exhibitions at county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair, and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets.

The mentality of the grain traders seems to be that we are going to have huge crops at cheap prices. This will be another marketing season for “As the Stomach Turns,” says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.

Wooster’s Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, home to some 1,500 heirloom roses, will hold an open house and rose plant sale June 13.

Due to the potential for highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, 2015 poultry exhibitions are canceled throughout Michigan.
Week in Review 5/30

This week’s top stories include guidelines for displaying the American flag, an update on the bird flu epidemic, a story of seven brothers who served during World War II, tips for watering your garden and a story about how an Ohio timber framer is restoring a western Pennsylvania barn built in the 1840s.
grain dump

Corn ethanol mandate is scaled back, but still higher than previous years.

The Ohio Department of Taxation released Current Agricultural Use Values reflecting a 17 percent decrease in the tax year 2014. But 2014 reductions not likely to offset three-year increases.
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