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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.

Exhibitors buoyed by farm optimism

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LONDON, Ohio — The early crop harvest kept farmers in the fields instead of at last week’s Farm Science Review, as attendance at this year’s Farm Science Review was 124,122, compared to last year’s crowd of 138,014.

Ohio farm families honored for conservation efforts

Monday, September 27, 2010

Five Ohio farm families received the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award Sept. 23 at the Farm Science Review: John M. Buck, Marion County; Eugene and Dean Welch, Ashland County; Stanley and Rick Moore, Harrison County; Larry, Richard and Sam Kinney, Logan County; Martha Gerber Rittinger, Ross County.

The pros and cons of miscanthus: uses more water, leaches less nitrogen

Saturday, September 25, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In the search for the perfect crop for biofuel production, miscanthus has become the darling to many. But in an effort to not be charmed by its enormous potential for biomass production, researchers at the University of Illinois are taking a careful look at the pros and cons of its behavior in […]

Breaking news: Gregg pleads guilty to animal cruelty at Conklin Dairy

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ohio dairy cow abuser pleads guilty, sentenced for his actions.

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Can safe water supply be sustained?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Concerns over keeping drinking water safe over the Marcellus Shale drilling process is on the minds of many.

Scenes from the 2010 Farm Science Review

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scenes from the 2010 Farm Science Review.

Keeping rural history alive

Monday, September 20, 2010

What is being lost through society is being brought back through technology for future generations.

Marcellus Shale gas leasing: Consult your lawyer, and get it in writing

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Be prepared when approached about a Marcellus Shale gas lease.

Ohio governor, other officials survey tornado damage at OARDC

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Two slide shows of state and national officials assessing the tornado damage.

Large biomass research still ongoing

Saturday, September 18, 2010

COLLEGE STATION, Ohio — Opportunities and challenges are evident as the biomass industry develops new methods of producing renewable energy across the U.S. Scientists from Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, recently discussed ongoing biomass production and logistical efforts in producing renewable energy from biomass, at a conference in College Station.

Ohio tornado strikes farms in Holmes County, ruins buildings

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Amish neighbors turn out by the masses to help after one of several Ohio tornadoes hits Holmes County.

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