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Feed and grain summit held in Harrisburg, Pa.

Friday, February 27, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Industry professionals interested in taking an active role in developing regional policies and an action plan relating to feed and grain markets can attend the first-ever Feed and Grain Summit. When and where Hosted by the Pennsylvania Feed and Grain Task Force, the summit is slated for March 11 from 8 a.m. […]

Are wind turbines an energy option in Mahoning Valley?

Friday, February 27, 2009

CANFIELD, Ohio — Are wind turbine systems a practical alternative energy source for residents in the Mahoning Valley? An informational seminar will be held March 20 at 1 p.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Canfield-Columbiana Rd., Canfield. Topics The seminar will cover the process in assessing energy usage, legal restrictions, grants and the […]

Dope busted for transporting marijuana

Friday, February 27, 2009

Man from British Columbia arrested for hauling drugs in cattle trailer SUMAS, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Sumas port of entry seized 1,746 pounds of high grade marijuana concealed within the floors of a cattle trailer on Feb. 17 and arrested Edwin Roy Fuller, 39, of Langley, British Columbia. Fuller, […]

Make your own cheese at workshop

Friday, February 27, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Enhance your dairy operation with a farmstead cheese business with the aid of an Ohio State University Extension cheese-making workshop. The workshop will be held April 16-18 at the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County, 39 Wall St., Jefferson. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an optional […]

Ice cutting a tradition for Amish

Friday, February 27, 2009

HOWARD, Ohio — They say it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow somebody some good. This cold January has certainly helped the fuel dealers, and it has put a thick layer of ice on farm ponds.

Monsanto hopes to simplify selection of branded traits

Thursday, February 26, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Monsanto is hoping to simplify trait selection for farmers with the launch of Genuity, which will differentiate the company’s technology products under one platform. Ernesto Fajardo, a Monsanto vice president, said the company’s next generation, value-added trait technologies will be marketed as Genuity beginning in 2010. He said the Genuity family of […]

U.S. needs to produce, not just consume

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Editor: More credit is not the answer to America’s economic problem. Consuming beyond our means is what created our dilemma. Thirty years ago, I worked part-time in a foundry in a non-union Columbiana County for $8.50 hour plus production bonus. Despite three decades of inflation, people are still working at all sorts of jobs for […]

Who wouldn’t hire these FFA’ers!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

West Holmes FFA’ers (L-R) Trevor Turner, Linsey Howell, Mac Golemo, Nakesha Klingler, Casey Schlauch recently competed in the district job interview contests, with two members earning the right to compete on the state level. Schlauch placed first in the freshman division and Golemo won the first year junior/senior division to advance to the state contest. […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Feb. 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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

Winter blues with Sgt. Schultz grain market

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The basic problem with writing a grain marketing column for (gulp) 22 years is that readers start to assume the writer knows something. The danger is actually that the writer starts to think he knows something.

How do you spell p-r-e-t-e-e-n?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It’s been a few years, but I’m fairly certain I taught my son to speak. I have a dim recollection of spending many happy afternoons coaxing his sweet baby-self to say, “Mama! Ma-ma! You can do it Sweetie, Mama!,” only to thrill to that blessed, blissful day when he cracked a wide, gummy grin and […]

Pouts, preachers and persimmons

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It’s been eight long, commentary-filled months since readers who’ve dropped letters, e-mails and napalm on me have had their say. Sorry, but time screams by when you read, write and nap as much as I do. The market crash, bank bailout, election and my views on each brought torrents of mail. For example, Dan H. […]

When will you tire of the other voices and speak out for agriculture?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The horn of plenty needs tooting. And you are obligated to do some of it.

Stinky skunk cabbage is actually a sign of spring

Thursday, February 26, 2009

If your daily commute takes you along a stream that meanders through a wet meadow, watch for early signs of life as spring approaches. Skunk cabbage Even as snow or ice still covers the ground, skunk cabbage begins to grow. I first noticed skunk cabbage while riding the school bus many years ago. Every day […]

Whatever happened to red Jell-O (and the mealtimes of my youth)?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

One of the single biggest differences I have observed between the childhood of the older generation and the youth of today has to do with food.

FSA Andy for Feb. 26

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hello Again! This morning brought a big change in the weather as the wind is blowing and the snow is swirling. At least the mud is now frozen again but the realization that winter still holds its grip doesn’t help the spring fever from the recent warm up. But spring is just around the corner […]

Ohio crop Enterprise Budget updates

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Newly updated Enterprise Budgets for 2009 have been completed and posted to the Farm Management Web site of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Web site Updated Enterprise Budgets can be viewed and downloaded from http://aede.osu.edu/Programs/FarmManagement/Budgets/. Recent changes in fertilizer costs and crop prices have changed the profitability outlook for field crops in […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

BERGHOLZ, Ohio — The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H club met Feb. 18. Officers were sworn in, including recreation officer Ian Porter. The club welcomed new member Dylan Hughes. C.J. Glenn, Nickolas Glenn, Logan Glenn and Ian Porter gave demonstrations. Club members plan to participate in 4-H Iron Chef and do window decorating at Celebrations in Steubenville, […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — Indian Valley FFA is holding its annual strawberry sales. Prices are roughly $1.50 per pound. Strawberries may be purchased by the half flat for $12 (6 pints) or a full flat for $20 (12 pints). There are approximately 12-14 pounds of strawberries per flat.   Indian Valley FFA students will be earning […]

A lot to learn from cowboy poetry

Thursday, February 26, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — As best as Dean Armstrong can figure, he was at least 18 months old before he started writing. OK, maybe he wasn’t that young, but the cowboy poet has been filling up pages with his thoughts ever since he learned to spell. Anyone who writes knows words can be personal, but last […]

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