Archive for February, 2013

U.S. Court hears hemp farmers’ stories

Saturday, November 29, 2008

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two North Dakota farmers, who filed a lawsuit in June of 2007 to end the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ban on commercial hemp farming in the U.S., were heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Nov. 12. The oral arguments before the three-judge panel centered on the farmer’s […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Seventy members of the Hillsdale FFA received their Greenhand and Chapter degrees Nov. 5. The guest speaker was Krystin Bachman, Ohio’s State FFA vice president. The ceremony consisted of the recognition of all members who attained the requirements necessary to receive the Greenhand and Chapter degrees. During the ceremony, the members received […]

Pumpkin Cake and a Poem

Thursday, November 27, 2008

This pumpkin cake may not be so different from other pumpkin cakes you’ve tried, but see if you agree with me; it’s right up there with the better ones.

Hazard A Guess: Week of Nov. 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hello from Hazard! OK this is a really short deadline week for Hazard because of the Thanksgiving holiday. We are writing this on Thursday afternoon — at the same time most of you were probably reading last week’s paper. What that means, of course, is that no one can respond to a new item and […]

A flock of tundra swans is an impressive sight

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Last week as I traveled across the southern tier of New York, V-shaped skeins of Canada geese crossed the sky from north to south. It was a vintage November day — cold, gray and damp. At a rest stop near Jamestown, another flock caught my eye. But these birds were bigger and pure white. Tundra […]

The stick as a toy is a hard(wood) sell

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Proving yet again even my dog is more forward thinking than I, the stick has recently been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. The lowly stick, a universal plaything powered by a child’s imagination, landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday along with the Baby Doll and the skateboard…Curators said the […]

Winter grazing may be right for you

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The lack of adequate rainfall in our area this summer and fall left many producers with less forage than they would like, but that doesn’t mean they are all feeding hay yet. If you do not have forage left for livestock to graze at this time of year you may want to reconsider some of […]

Departed loved ones are still in our hearts

Thursday, November 27, 2008

“Much to be thankful for, much to ponder which has passed away, much to contemplate which is yet to come.” – Silas Smith, 1918 Thanksgiving has arrived once again, and as we celebrate our prosperity, this is a day which gives us reason to contemplate the changes in our lives as the years roll by. […]

FSA Andy for Nov. 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hello Again! As we begin to shovel our way through the 2009 farm bill, there are additional benefits for beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers and limited resource farmers. A beginning farmer is defined as an individual or entity who has not operated a farm for more than 10 years. In the case of an entity, […]

Hog producers may benefit from recession due to lower feed costs

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hog producers may actually be helped by the current recession because of lower feed costs, said a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist. Back into profitability “Lower costs in combination with smaller pork supplies in 2009 could be the combination that puts the industry back into profitability,” said Chris Hurt. “Hog prices […]

Funny Face

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This fellow was curious to know why his dinner was being interrupted.

Plant genetics give Ohio farmers hope in soybean aphid resistance

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio — A soybean plant introduction has been found to show resistance to soybean aphid in Ohio, paving the way to control the insect through new resistant cultivars. The soybean introduction, labeled PI 243540, contains a single dominant gene that allows the plant to resist soybean aphid feeding and aphid colonization. About the pest […]

Calling for the crown

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

There was an anxious buzz in the air at the Muskingum Livestock Auction Co. Nov. 18. In a small room at the back of the building, 28 auctioneers crowded together, each one waiting for his chance to take the auction block.

Organics 101 workshop is Dec. 2

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will host a workshop for new and aspiring Ohio organic farmers, “Organics 101: An Introduction to Organic Crop Production,” 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 2. The workshop will be held at the Bromfield Administration Building, 8995 E. Main St., in Reynoldsburg near […]

Workshops to explore state of the farm economy

Monday, November 24, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state of the farm and food economies will be examined this winter during Ohio State University Extension’s Policy and Outlook meetings. The eight regional meetings will be held in December and January. Specialists from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics will provide analysis and discussion. The meetings will be […]

USDA gives $375,000 to Clermont, Coshocton counties

Saturday, November 22, 2008

COLUMBUS — USDA has approved Clermont and Coshocton counties in Ohio for implementation of the Emergency Conservation Program as a result of Tropical Depression Ike. Ohio was allocated $375,000 to repair the conservation systems damaged by the storm. “Producers will be able to use the money to remove farmland debris, restore fences and repair conservation […]

Dairy herd profitability: It’s all in the details

Friday, November 21, 2008

It was a lofty title for a program — the Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum — but the take-home message was well-grounded: Get better first.

Initiative accelerates commercialization of soy-based industrial products

Friday, November 21, 2008

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — The Ohio Soybean Council and the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center, in conjunction with Polymer Ohio, launched an initiative that will accelerate the innovation and commercialization of soy-based industrial products. “Cell to Sell” Funded in part by the council and the soybean checkoff, the “Cell to Sell” Soy Technology program is a web-based […]

NASA shuttle carries camera to help farmers

Friday, November 21, 2008

WASHINGTON — Among the 32,000 pounds of cargo in NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour there is a camera that will help U.S. farmers and provide unique educational opportunities for students. AgCam Students and faculty at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, built the agricultural camera, known as AgCam, that will be delivered and installed on […]

Annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference set for Feb. 5-7

Friday, November 21, 2008

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dairy producers are facing the same challenges that other industries are in today’s troubled economy — they’re seeking more economical and efficient ways to do their jobs and figuring out how to do more with less. Conference The seventh annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference, Feb. 5-7 at the Crowne Plaza […]


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