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EPA paves way for ’10 roll-out of SmartStax

Friday, July 31, 2009

SmartStax just received registration from the U.S. EPA and Canadian Feed Inspection Agency, setting the stage for a 2010 commercial launch.

Pa. horses test positive for Equine Herpevirus

Thursday, July 30, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Horses at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, have been quarantined after at least three horses tested positive for the neurologic form of Equine Herpesvirus, or EHV-1, according to Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. There is no threat to human health from EHV-1. Severe effects “Equine Herpesvirus causes upper respiratory infection […]

Washington County Farm

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not a cloud in the sky (well, almost). Jack Perry shares this scene from an active family farm deep in old rural Washington County, Ohio.

Summertime brings back memories

Thursday, July 30, 2009

“The summer skies are darkly blue The days are still and bright And evening trails her robes of gold Through the dim halls of night.” — Sarah Helen Whitman, 1803-1878 What a beautiful summer! I would wish for this to last all the way to Christmas and beyond if I thought I could get my […]

FSA Andy for July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hello, Friends: I knew they would finally catch up with me. I received that dreaded pink slip, however it wasn’t signed so I guess I can write at least one more article before they catch up with me. This past week, our town put on their first-ever Critter Cook-off. One local resident provided his opinion […]

Learning to identify abuse in livestock may require more than observation

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Groups gather to learn about livestock and ways to handle the animals.

Doggone Takin’ Me Back

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sometimes the most vague scent, sound or taste remembered from the past will transport you back to a time gone by. If you look on that time fondly, you might wish you could stay awhile. This happened to me when I visited the William Wegman exhibit at the Akron Art Museum.

Farm news that happened while you weren’t watching …

Thursday, July 30, 2009

With the summer already two-thirds over and the dog days of August about to seep in, I’ll bet you didn’t notice that… About the time troubled New York lender CIT Group started coughing up blood two weeks ago, a trustee for one of its former clients, Meadowbrook Farms Cooperative, was alerting a federal bankruptcy judge […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget (or at least ‘hazard a guess’ as to its use).

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — In June, six members of the Zane Trace FFA chapter attended the first session of FFA Camp at Camp Muskingum near Carrollton, Ohio, along with more than 250 other FFA members from around the state. The theme for this year’s camp was “Pirates of Leesville Lake” and many of the camp activities […]

When the party’s over

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My son, at 12, is no longer a willing wearer of a pointy party hat. He has no need for noisemakers. No yen for a piñata. We gave up goodie bags a few years ago, too. Gave up on games I gave up trying to plan party games when I realized I was pulling kids […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers held a meeting July 11 at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Barnesville. The recycling project continues and members need to bring papers to the meetings. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Kaiser Campground. * * * NEWBURY, Ohio — […]

You better take it easy on the fair fries

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FARGO, N.D. — We’re in the prime season for food-inspired guilt. Fairs, carnivals, festivals and all sorts of fun events are in full swing at this time of the year. Foods, such as funnel cakes, deep-fried “just about anything” on a stick and deep-fried breaded cheese curds, entice us with their aroma, texture and flavor. […]

Carroll County Fair 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Find out the top animals from the 2009 Carroll County Fair Livestock Auction and see photos from the fairgrounds.

Buckeye State eagle populations soaring

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s bald eagle population continues to grow in numbers and expand in territory. Biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife counted a record 215 nests in the state this year, the 22nd consecutive year that the state’s breeding bald eagle population has increased. Of those 215 nests, 113 were […]

Corn leads grain markets higher

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

For the first time in a long time, corn has had days as the leading grain on the Chicago Board of Trade. That is to say, some days the gains in corn were more than the gains in wheat or soybeans. Some days, the beans matched the corn, but with a higher-priced commodity where the […]

Mich. farmers can voice opinions on ag practice regs

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and the Michigan Department of Agriculture will host a public input meeting to gather comments on the 2010 drafts of the state’s Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs).

Free farm workshop covers the basics of cover crops

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is presenting a cover crops workshop Sept. 15, which will feature technical presentations and hands-on activities. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Instructors include Dr. John Cardina, Alan Sundermeier and Sustainable Agriculture Research […]

Holmes SWCD offering aerial seeding incentive

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an incentive program that encourages planting cover crops.

Research looks at fertilizer and tiled fields: Manure doesn’t mean more carbon

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Applying manure to a tiled field doesn’t have a negative effect on nearby water — in terms of carbon — when compared to other fertilizer systems.

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