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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.

Emerald ash borer found in Mercer County, Pa.

Friday, June 27, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Adult emerald ash borers, invasive beetles that destroy ash trees, were identified in West Middlesex, Pa., Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said. The beetle was detected for the first time in Pennsylvania last summer and a quarantine for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties was imposed to help slow the spread of the […]

Congresswoman calls for an end to market manipulation of oil, gas markets

Friday, June 27, 2008

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro is focusing on congressional action to close loopholes that may be responsible for market manipulation of the oil and gas markets and/or excessive speculation. DeLauro spoke on the floor of the U.S. House or Representatives in support of Energy the Markets Emergency Act expected to be passed by […]

West Nile virus found in Cuyahoga Co.

Friday, June 27, 2008

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health Zoonotic Disease Program confirmed the first evidence of West Nile virus in Ohio in 2008. The West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes from Cuyahoga County were submitted by the Cleveland Department of Public Health. Take precautions To date, there have been no West Nile virus-positive bird, horse or human cases, […]

Ready to ride

Thursday, June 26, 2008

There are few moments in life that compare to the feeling of sitting atop a bucking, spinning, kicking bull. There are even fewer moments that compare to the feeling of hearing that eight-second buzzer and knowing you finished the ride.

U.S. pork exports jump 200 percent

Thursday, June 26, 2008

DENVER — Ten years ago, the U.S. exported 1.116 billion pounds of pork, making our nation the source of about 1 pound of every 6 pounds of pork traded globally. How times have changed. In the first four months of 2008 alone, the U.S. pork industry already has exported 1.389 billion pounds of pork products […]

The grain market blows its top

Thursday, June 26, 2008

December corn prices made new all-time highs for eight days in a row.

Soybean enemies’ days are numbered

Thursday, June 26, 2008

DES MOINES, Iowa — DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred says it has identified and incorporated new proprietary molecular markers into its soybean research program. The new markers significantly enhance the company’s ability to bring to market soybeans resistant to three common destructive soybean pests: Asian soybean rust, soybean aphids and frogeye leaf spot. Boosting yields “These […]

The Longest Day

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer has arrived. The longest day of the year has passed. When summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice, it rises an imperceptible amount, compared to the day before. In this sense, it “stands still.” “Solstice” is derived from […]

UPDATED: Pigeon King goes bankrupt

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Originally posted 6/20/2008 at 11:20 a.m. EST: SALEM, Ohio — What once looked like a high-flying and profitable opportunity — a business sold under the promise to save family farms — has crashed to the ground. Arlan Galbraith filed for bankruptcy on his Pigeon King International pigeon breeding business June 17. The voice mail box […]

Schafer signs ag pact with Philippines

Thursday, June 26, 2008

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has signed a memorandum of agreement with Philippine Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap to promote agricultural trade and investment between the two countries. The objective is to advance agricultural cooperation, productivity and sustainable natural resource management through science and technology collaboration. Mission In addition to the memorandum, USDA will […]

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