Archive for July, 2014

Planting a new crop: Ag educator rebuilds FFA program, wins national award for efforts

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Learning the steps to the scientific method — predictions and tests and controls and formulating hypotheses — can be downright complicated and boring. But not in Tony Stoller’s classroom. In the agriscience lab at Smithville High School, the educator walks his students through the process one step at a time as they […]

300 attend West Branch FFA banquet

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The West Branch FFA banquet drew 300 people, the largest crowd in the chapter’s history.

Cleveland Browns’ Braylon Edwards promotes healthy habits

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

COLUMBUS — Students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District recently played host to a new gym teacher for a day, Braylon Edwards, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.

Vacation with us…Krymowski

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Krymowski family of KT Farms in Medina County, Ohio, shook off the Midwest winter blues by visiting their cousins in central Florida. Pictured are (from left, front row): Rebecca, Jaclyn, Katie, David and Nicholas Krymowski and their cousins Maggie and Molly Pope behind them. Story Continues Below Photos

Vacation with us…Popovich

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Looking oh-so-pleased, David and Diana Popovich of Akron, Ohio, were getting ready to hike the Oconee Trail in the mountains of South Carolina when they paused to take in Farm and Dairy. They were visiting relatives, Art and Germaine Shick, in Walhall, S.C., who are formally of Bath, Ohio. Story Continues Below Photos

Soybeans generally strong this year

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

URBANA, Ill. — While the pace of the domestic soybean crush is slowing, the pace of exports and export sales of U.S. soybeans remains generally strong, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist. “For the year, the USDA projects exports at 1.075 billion bushels, only 3.8 percent below the record shipments of last year,” […]

Taylor donates 70 acres to easement

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Williams County farmland owner Mildred Taylor recently donated permanent agricultural easements totaling 70 acres on her Florence Township farm to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This marks the first easement donation from Williams County and assures the land will forever remain in agricultural use. Corn, wheat, and soybeans are produced on the […]

West Virginia livestock owners encouraged to vaccinate for rabies

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With two cases of rabies confirmed in livestock already this year, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to consider vaccinating their animals, particularly valuable breeding stock and show animals that are likely to be commingled with other animals. State law does not require rabies inoculations for livestock, but it […]

Scotts MiracleGro products recalled

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CHICAGO — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 issued “stop sale, use or removal” orders April 25 to Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. and two affiliates, barring the distribution and sale of two more misbranded pesticides. Labels on both products make false or misleading claims and one product lacks safety instructions as required by the Environmental Protection […]

New Lake Erie shipwreck Web site is now online

Monday, April 28, 2008

LORAIN, Ohio — Ohio Sea Grant has launched a new interactive Web site, Shipwrecks and Maritime Tales of the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail, available to browse at The Web site was designed to help promote the protection of Lake Erie’s shipwrecks and increase awareness of its rich maritime history. With the help of […]

First peregrine falcon chicks of the year hatch in Cleveland

Monday, April 28, 2008

COLUMBUS — The first peregrine falcon chicks of the 2008 season have hatched at the Terminal Tower nest in downtown Cleveland, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. More hatchlings at other nest sites across the state are expected within the week, including a nest site in Lakewood. Success There are […]

Oklahoma to plant largest stand of switchgrass ever for fuel research

Monday, April 28, 2008

ARDMORE, Okla. — Oklahoma recently secured land for the world’s largest stand of switchgrass devoted to cellulosic ethanol production. Acknowledging concerns over ethanol production impacting food prices, Oklahoma advances switchgrass, a different type of energy crop, which has higher energy output than corn and does not compete with human or animal food sources. Demonstration fields […]

Cattle producers looking to switch to organic should look at the bottom line

Monday, April 28, 2008

MANHATTAN, Kan. — When Kansas State University graduate student Ben Wileman was a practicing veterinarian in Belle Fourche, S.D., natural and organic labels were a big focus for the beef producers he saw. “They tended to be terms that were thrown around a lot, but few people really seemed to know what they truly meant,” […]

Will one more week yield a farm bill?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Key farm bill negotiators hammered out the core farm bill April 25, using the $10 billion above baseline funding parameter.

Raccoon rabies vaccination beginning May 1

Monday, April 28, 2008

COLUMBUS — An oral rabies vaccination operation will begin May 1 in five northeast Ohio counties. The operation is coordinated by the Ohio departments of Health, Natural Resources and Transportation, plus the

StarLink testing stopped by FDA

Monday, April 28, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said in the Federal Register that it has withdrawn its voluntary guidance to corn dry millers and masa flour manufacturers to test all inbound corn for the presence of the Cry9C protein found in StarLink corn hybrids. The withdrawal is concurrent with a white paper published by the […]

Ohio Holstein wins national award

Sunday, April 27, 2008

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — An Ohio Holstein is the first to win the Holstein Association USA’s new award, Star of the Breed. First winner MS Crockettacres Monique-ET has been named the first winner of Holstein Association USA’s Star of the Breed award. Monique is owned by Terry and Marcia Stammen and their children, Zach, Allison, Elizabeth […]

Small wind energy showcased at Munnell Run Farm

Friday, April 25, 2008

MERCER, Pa. — The Mercer County Conservation District and the Munnell Run Farm Foundation Inc. will co-host another information session on small wind energy at 6 p.m. May 7 at the Munnell Run Farm Education Building. This is a repeat session of the information presented March 19. The event is being held to acquaint the […]

Markets plagued by volatility

Friday, April 25, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Calf prices will be highly influenced by volatile feed prices as well as bullish finished cattle prices, said a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist. “Much is riding on the size of grain, soybean and forage crops this spring and summer,” said Chris Hurt. “Eastern Corn Belt steer calf prices are expected […]

Plan to walk at Farm Science Review

Friday, April 25, 2008

LONDON, Ohio — Be sure to bring your walking shoes for Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Beginning this year, visitors may notice a decrease in the number of motorized vehicles on the Farm Science Review grounds. Show organizers have prohibited the use of […]


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