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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.

Ohioan tests sorghum syrup waters

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NUNDA, Ohio — A few years ago, when Crist Nisley was growing more corn than he needed and found the market flooded, he thought of selling the surplus, but then he decided it was time to practice guerilla economics. That is, switch from a commodity in over-supply to one in demand. There wasn’t much out […]

Retail staple food prices edge down

Monday, October 11, 2010

WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket dipped slightly during the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $46.17, down $1.03 or 2 percent compared […]

City kid detours to Ohio State, now known as leader of soybean genetics

Friday, October 8, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — At age 83, when many people have long since retired, University of Illinois researcher Richard Bernard unveiled his 14th variety of Gardensoy edamame. Bernard has been breeding soybeans and edamame, or vegetable soybeans, since 1954. And he has no intentions of stopping. After the release of Gardensoy 51, he is looking ahead […]

Care board hears feedback on veal standards, big decision ahead

Thursday, October 7, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved, rules for veal and other species are up next.

Grubbs receive Distinguished Service award at Farm Bureau annual meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2010

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — John B. “Jack” and Donna Grubbs of Leetonia Road in Leetonia, were awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Columbiana County Farm Bureau Federation during its annual meeting recently. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. It is awarded each year at the annual meeting. History Grubbs […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board adopts State’s first standards: euthanasia

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Euthanasia standards approved, will now enter the legal review process.

ODA launches investigation into resale of Jefferson Co. grand champion lamb

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Everyone’s trying to figure out how the Jefferson County grand champion lamb avoided slaughter as required by law.

Circuit court calls part of Ohio’s milk labeling law unconstitutional

Monday, October 4, 2010

Processors can now label milk as “rbST-free.” Decision also claims a compositional difference exists between rbST-free and rbST-treated milk.

Corn prices prevent hog producers from expanding

Saturday, October 2, 2010

URBANA — Hog producers were ready to expand this fall. That may have been appropriate when 2010 corn prices were expected to close at $3.50 in early July, but that is no longer an acceptable conclusion with expectations closer to $5, said Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. “Higher corn prices will cut margins over […]

CAUV rates are increasing; just how much will remain a mystery for now

Friday, October 1, 2010

A meeting held by the Ohio Farm Bureau, was to alert the public to changes in the CAUV program.

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Sifting through the good and the bad

Thursday, September 30, 2010

(Part III in three-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — With everything in life, there are good experiences and bad experiences. The Marcellus Shale boom in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is no exception. One family in Evans City, Pa. has had a positive experience with Marcellus Shale drilling on their property. So positive, in fact, he […]

Friends, neighbors come by masses to help Amish rebuild tornado damaged barn

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scroll down to view slide shows. FARMERSTOWN, Ohio — The best way to take in the barn building at Mose Miller’s dairy farm near Farmerstown may have been in silence. Indeed, it was in silence that many watched, Amish and English, standing next to each other, or sitting in chairs at a safe distance. There […]

Renewable energy tours planned Oct. 2-3 all across Ohio

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Across Ohio, people are trimming their energy bills, increasing their independence and taking steps to address climate change. Anyone can get involved and those interested can join others for the annual solar tour.

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