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Vintage music boxes featured at auction

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

By Susan Mellish Contributing Writer LISBON, Ohio — Kiko Auctions held an auction May 29 for the June K. Ingraham estate, offering for bid a beautiful 3000-plus square-foot historical century home and its contents. While the furnishings of the home included oodles of antiques, it was the impressive music box and organettes collection which brought […]

Showing dahlias is not for sissies!

Monday, June 28, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Experience in dairy judging and helping with the family showstring as a 4-H and FFA member taught me what to look for in a good dairy animal. But when I decided to try raising and exhibiting dahlias at the county fair, I was in for a whole new experience. Even though my […]

Testing wheat for vomitoxin is crucial

Saturday, June 26, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — With wheat harvest now under way in Ohio, sampling and testing for vomitoxin in head scab-infected wheat is vital to prevent further losses and avoid potential health problems in humans and livestock. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and small grains specialist, said that grain elevators will likely be […]

New machine squeezes more profit from biomass

Friday, June 25, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The use of biomass as an alternative energy source has grown rapidly, but most biomass materials such as switchgrass or corn are bulky and therefore costly to handle, store and transport. The University of Missouri and Columbia-based Ecologic Tech are developing an innovative “tabletizer” machine to mass-produce dense biomass tablets of various […]

Ohioans for Humane Farms says it has necessary signatures for ballot

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ohioans for Humane Farms is reporting it has gathered the minimum number of signatures needed to get its livestock care standards initiative on the November ballot.

Animal care: MFA says veganism is answer; farm industry says education

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Organization that filmed undercover dairy video is critical of animals raised for food.

Spring planting becomes summer planting for many … but end is in sight

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wet weather is giving way to a much-needed dry period, at least for now.

Generations of experience help Horst Brothers succeed with poultry

Monday, June 21, 2010

Family-owned egg farm has sights set on growth, its future.

Propane can be a viable option for farms, including farm vehicles

Saturday, June 19, 2010

If you think propane is limited to your backyard grill, your little hand-held torch or the tow motors at a factory — think again.

Stark County couple working to keep farming in the family

Friday, June 18, 2010

The future of the Wentling farm lies in the hands of the next generation.

Cheese is still a growing industry for family businesses in east central Ohio

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Whatever kind of cheese you like, there’s a good chance you’ll find it in this three-four county region.

Some farmers, local officials call for scrutiny of activist video

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Farmers united against cruelty, but oppose being mislabeled.

Select Sires welcomes two new bull barns, new market opportunities

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

World leader in bovine genetics still growing, adds modern bull facilities.

Certified Angus Beef still building on its success

Monday, June 14, 2010

From a small-town ranch in Ohio to markets abroad, Certified Angus Beef has left its mark on American meat.

Getting a start in farming is not out of reach for youth

Friday, June 11, 2010

The maximum amount a youth can borrow through the USDA’s FSA youth loans is $5,000.

Alleged animal abuser pleads not guilty to cruelty, firearms charge

Thursday, June 10, 2010

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The man charged with cruelty to animals at a dairy farm in Plain City pleaded not guilty June 10 to mishandling a firearm inside a vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. Billy Joe Gregg Jr., who allegedly committed abuse to dairy cattle on an undercover video taken by an animal rights organization at Conklin […]

No-till all the way ‘There’s just too many benefits not to do it’

Thursday, June 10, 2010

With more than 20 years of no-till practices on their property, the Yost family can clearly see the benefits.

Robots help do the work on a Wayne County, Ohio dairy

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

W.G. Dairy Supply installs one of state’s first robotic milking systems.

OARDC’s plant, animal research facility a welcome addition

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — When Ohio State University completes its state-of-the-art plant and animal agrosecurity research facility in 2012, it will be a timely investment for Ohio, and the nation. The $22 million facility is being built to advance the research of infectious disease in plants and animals — at a time when researchers say such […]

Storms claim lives, cause severe damage to homes, farms

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Farmers and neighbors work to rescue animals, secure buildings.

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