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Election Day Cake, a Piece of Americana

Thursday, October 30, 2008

On the occasions when voting booths have been hauled out across this great land, one seasoned political entity has risen to the occasion, wrote Bonnie Benwick*, Washington Post staff writer, a few years back. A heavyweight! she teased, Dense, though. She was referring to Election Day Cake, sometimes called Hartford Election Cake. It bears some […]

Mark your calendars: The low is in

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A few weeks ago I said the bottom would be put in this sick market when the trade realized that the crop production estimate for corn and beans was too high. I am marking my diary that I finally got something right. Mark your calendars that the low is in. On the night of Oct. […]

Picking Pumpkins

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ben and Lauren Slanker of Canfield, Ohio, had fun picking the perfect pumpkins at Catalpa Grove Farm and Market in Columbiana. The only rule for pumpkin picking that day was that Ben and Lauren had to be able to carry their selections back to the car.

Hazard A Guess: Week of Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

Back to the future: An adventure in fifth grade

Thursday, October 30, 2008

You know that nightmare we’ve all had where you suddenly find yourself back in school? Perhaps something has happened and it has come to light that you never actually graduated and *poof* there you are, back in class? That’s the one where you wake up in a cold sweat and the only way it could […]

FSA Andy for Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hello again, friends! Are you familiar with that phrase “the more things change, the more they stay the same?” Sometimes I think that is never truer than when working with your Farm Service Agency office. Change seems to be our middle name, yet many of the changes we make seem to take us right back […]

So lucky to be Caroline’s mom

Thursday, October 30, 2008

“The best way to keep children at home is to make home a pleasant atmosphere — and to let the air out of the tires.” – Dorothy Parker Among some of my earliest Farm and Dairy columns was a piece in which I talked about my impatience while awaiting the birth of my second baby. […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4-H club held its first meeting of the 2008-2009 season Oct. 12 at Joe and Jayne Bodnar’s residence in Jefferson, Ohio. The club elected the following officers for the new year: Jason Krulic, president; Kyle Jones, vice president; Jessica Krulic and Tiffany Newbold, co-secretary and co-reporter; Seth Thomas, health […]

Doha? No really …

Thursday, October 30, 2008

If you list the top 100 things President George W. Bush will complete before noon Jan. 20, the World Trade Organization’s Doha Development Round would fall somewhere after polishing his mountain bike and re-organizing his sock drawer. The White House and Big Ag might place a trade deal slightly higher, say top 10. Both know, […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA Chapter held its monthly meeting Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the horticulture building. There were 12 members and numerous guests present. The chapter discussed several items including donation of money to Akron Children’s Hospital, flag football and the upcoming fruit sale. The kickoff of the sale was at […]

Fed files anti-trust lawsuit to block beef merger

Thursday, October 30, 2008

If merged, JBS would become the largest U.S. beef packer, with price implications on the farm and at the grocery store.

Dandelions deliver a promising future

Thursday, October 30, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — As talk of alternative sources for natural rubber bounces around Ohio, scientists in the Buckeye State are looking toward a type of dandelion to change the face of the rubber industry. The Russian dandelion, or Taraxacum kok-saghyz, is native to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, but researchers at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development […]

Here’s where to look when you need information

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A brain teaser is meant to challenge or stimulate. So, the Dairy Brain Teaser is used to stimulate our thinking and provide some valuable information about the dairy industry and about management of dairy enterprises. You will find the correct answers at the end of the article and use the scale provided to relate to […]

Tips to discourage unwanted wildlife guests

Thursday, October 30, 2008

With bird seed prices at record highs, resentment toward unwanted visitors at backyard feeders is likely to increase this winter. Who wants to spend nearly a dollar a pound for seed to feed deer, squirrels and pigeons? If you’re willing to pay any price to feed any critter that visits the backyard, you can stop […]

Regional vice president hails from Hillsdale FFA

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS — Hannah Crossen can best be described with one word: dedicated. She has not only received her State and American FFA degrees, but she has also served as the 2006 Ohio State FFA president and she is pursuing a degree in agricultural education. This experience and dedication will help the Hillsdale High School FFA […]

Giant pumpkins weigh-off in Canfield

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CANFIELD, Ohio — Quinn Werner of Saegerstown, Pa., claimed his fifth championship at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers weigh-off with a 1,521.5-pound pumpkin. This was the third largest pumpkin grown in the world this year, missing the world championship by 15 pounds. Werner claimed the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth’s Grower of the Year award with […]

Energy costs, particularly gas prices, a ‘serious hardship’ for Ohioans

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rural Ohio and ‘exurbia’ hit hardest by ‘energy tax.’

This year’s wheat yield sets a new U.S. record

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WASHINGTON — USDA’s recent Wheat Outlook report showed that all-wheat yield in the U.S. has hit a new record at 44.9 bushels per acre. This yield was up 1.4 bushels from the last forecast released and up 4.4 bushels from the previous year’s data. The previous record yield of 44.2 bushels per acre was achieved […]

Ohio veterinarians fined and suspended

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Veterinarians Rick Rothfuss and Rick Mather of Columbus, Ohio, each have been fined $10,000 and have drawn six-month suspensions as a result of an initial investigation at The Red Mile trotting track in Lexington. Richard Williams, presiding judge for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, imposed the penalties in a ruling. On Oct. […]

Advice from a specialist: Don’t panic

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

URBANA, Ill. — Nervous cattle producers have received a bit of advice from a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist — don’t panic. “Odds favor a recession and not a depression,” said Chris Hurt in a report distributed by University of Illinois Extension. “Understanding the magnitude of the recession is becoming easier as the impacts of […]

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