Archive for July, 2014

Farmers are swamped by feed costs

Monday, June 30, 2008

In recent years, the explosive changes around us — especially in the technological age we find ourselves — have been described as constant ripples of change or as “white waters” of change. I’m sure all of you all have noted the white water as it splashes over rocks in the rapids of streams. With respect […]

Airless tire may be a lifesaver in military combat

Monday, June 30, 2008

WAUSAU, Wis. — Rarely does one come across a business where the phrase “reinventing the wheel” is not just a metaphor, it’s an operating principle. An ambitious startup company in central Wisconsin is exploring that very challenge with a project to develop tires that can withstand extreme punishment, even those meted out in military combat […]

Reader questions MWCD’s authority

Monday, June 30, 2008

Editor: The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has purposely mislead more than 2 million citizens within the district to believe it still maintains a role in flood reduction to justify its unlawful attempt to levy a property tax assessment. The district’s current goal — to collect more than $10.5 million each year — will be achieved […]

USDA: More grain stocks than thought

Monday, June 30, 2008

URBANA, Ill. — The USDA’s June Grain Stocks and Acreage reports revealed larger numbers than generally expected. These current estimates were negative for corn prices, but provided some support for soybean prices. “Taken together, the USDA reports were negative for corn prices,” said Darrel Good, University of Illinois Extension economist. “With a slowdown in corn […]

Ohio-developed soy toner eliminates waste

Monday, June 30, 2008

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Printers and copiers around the globe will soon be changed for the better as they will begin to use soy-based toner — an environmentally friendly technology developed in Ohio and most recently recognized by the government. The Ohio Soybean Council, Battelle and Advanced Image Resources, key investors in the research, development and […]

Canadian mad cow case was 5-year-old Holstein

Monday, June 30, 2008

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed June 27 the case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy announced June 23 was a 5-year-old Holstein cow from British Columbia.

Cattlemen helping Midwest flood victims

Monday, June 30, 2008

DENVER — The National Cattlemen’s Foundation, in cooperation with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, has launched a disaster relief effort to assist farm and ranch families impacted by catastrophic flooding in the Mississippi River corridor and surrounding areas. Thousands of family farm and ranch operations in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin have been devastated […]

Jerry W. Romesberg

Monday, June 30, 2008

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Jerry W. Romesberg, 61, of Springfield Township, Ohio, passed away June 25, 2008, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Jerry retired from Ohio Operating Engineers and served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy A. He is survived by his wife, Patti; daughters, […]

OSU President E. Gordon Gee visits Carroll County’s McKarns family

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Carroll County cattleman and grazier Earl McKarns, left, hosted Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee on Shamrock Vale Farm June 19. Gee visited the farm as part of his whirlwind statewide tour and to recognize McKarns as an Ohio Professional Beef Producer. A plaque for the award was presented on behalf of the Ohio […]

Pawpaw tree making a comeback

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A native Ohio tree, once farmed by American Indians on large plantations for its fruit and medicinal benefits, is being reintroduced to horticulture for preservation and as a potential niche market crop.

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