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Web site shows how wheat works

Saturday, October 31, 2009

PARKER, Colo. — The Wheat Foods Council is launching How Wheat Works, an interactive, online multimedia program that delivers a farm-to-fork education on wheat, enabling a better understanding of its nutritional value. At, participants of all ages can virtually grow, harvest and mill their own kernels to create their desired wheat food. For each […]

For farmers, driving a semitruck is harder than just grinding gears

Friday, October 30, 2009

Commercial driver’s license laws in Ohio include exemptions for farmers.

New Web site helps producers prevent the biggest cause of calf deaths

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ROSELAND, N.J. — Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has launched its new Guardian vaccine Web site,, which provides the latest information to help producers and veterinarians prevent and manage neonatal diarrhea, commonly known as scours, in their cattle herds. “Neonatal diarrhea is the number one killer of beef and dairy calves less than 60 days old, […]

Let’s get out of this hole

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Editor: When you find yourself in a hole the first thing to do is stop digging. The hole here is caused by a faulty applied pollution test EPA used to implement the CWA and the digging deeper is EPA’s resistance to correct this test, which presently ignores all the pollution caused by nitrogenous (urine and […]

American Cancer Society supports levy

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Editor: The Columbiana County Health Department Cancer Detection Clinic Levy is going to appear on the ballot Nov. 3. This .2 mill replacement levy is fully endorsed by the American Cancer Society Advisory Board of Columbiana County. We hope voters will decide to help in the mission to reduce cancer incidence and mortality. This ballot […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Oct. 29, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 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).

Obama, Congress approve $350 million for farmers

Thursday, October 29, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Dairy farmers weathering one of the worst milk price fall-outs in recent history should soon see some relief in the form of federal payments. On Oct. 21, President Barack Obama approved legislation to provide $350 million in emergency assistance for struggling dairy farmers. Funding The funds are part of the $121 billion […]

But wait! There’s not more

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Remember when the news was newsworthy? News, of course, is anything you learn that you didn’t know before. Using that definition almost anything is technically “news” if it’s new to you. Researchers at Georgetown University, for example, found that caterpillars can “shoot” their feces a distance of 40 times their body length. See there? News! […]

Blink and it will all be long gone

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Don’t even blink, or everything will be gone. That fire-red inferno of a maple tree now ablaze in the front yard will be naked. That birch tree whose fallen foliage will have already made a golden circular skirt on the still-green grass and its bared white arms will plead for a blanket of snow. Blinding […]

More Astroturf on global warming war

Thursday, October 29, 2009

If the generals and admirals within the concentric walls of the Pentagon — hardly a bastion of greenie weenies — view global warming as a “serious threat to national security,” exactly who does the American Farm Bureau Federation view as the enemy in its latest Astroturf war against climate change legislation? For its part, the […]

FSA Andy for Oct. 29, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hello again, friends! Halloween at my house usually brings a pleasant diversion from harvest, or lack of harvest as the case may be. The kids always start planning their Halloween alter-egos several weeks in advance. Of course, there is some parental guidance. “No, you can not be a belly dancer” and “No, you can not […]

Soil quality and pasture management

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A small farm livestock owner recently asked me about the benefit of pasture aeration and the application of fertilizer and lime. To answer the question, I had to do some review of studies that investigated pasture aeration and fertilization. That started me thinking about soil quality, pasture condition and the effect that pasture management might […]

Autumn is a time for reflection

Thursday, October 29, 2009

“We worked in the woods for nearly 10 hours today, falling trees, sawing lumber. I could have worked 10 more. There is something invigorating about work in the deep forest, the type of work of which I never tire.” – Alexander Smalley diary entry, 1880 Autumn is the perfect time for reflection, for a walk […]

Keep your eyes open for several fall visitors

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A day after the first hard frost of the season, a flock of nomadic cedar waxwings appeared in the backyard. I counted 42, but probably missed a few. They were filling their bellies with fruits from a bittersweet thicket. More handsome than beautiful, waxwings always seem immaculately groomed. Only the distinctive crest disrupts the body’s […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 29, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Northwestern FFA soils team (left to right, back row): Chris Thomas, Tessa Hershey, Adam Krueger, Ashley Cromer; (front row): Jessica Wellert, Sabrina Johnson, Sarhra Flinn and Misty Meuer. WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA Chapter participated in the Wayne County soil judging contest, hosted by the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, and […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 29, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

AURORA, Ohio — Creatures-N- Features 4-H group had a very successful fair season. Michaela Ritz won the grand champion ribbon for intermediate rabbit showmanship, grand champion litter pen, best of breed with a Silver Marten, best of opposite with a Silver Marten and third place Silver Marten. She even successfully sold her first litter of […]

Crop recovery is possible: Two Ashtabula County farms produce yields after hail storm

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ANDOVER, Ohio — Four months after a hail storm pummeled crop fields in Ashtabula County, the crops are coming off. The feeling among those contacted is that it could have been worse. Farmers affected do know that the crops weren’t a total loss and did overcome the damage. A severe thunderstorm June 25 reportedly dumped […]

Use good judgment when buying produce

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Experts say food is safe and healthy, when proper steps are taken.

OSU partners with Animal Welfare Science Centre

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

COLUMBUS — A partnership between The Ohio State University and the internationally-recognized Animal Welfare Science Centre is helping the university focus research and academic resources on providing a competitive understanding and training in animal welfare science. Partnership During an all-day symposium Oct. 16, the university explained its partnership with AWSC, which includes Australia’s University of […]

Local Roots plants new market in downtown Wooster

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Group uses community support, USDA grant to open year-round food retail store.


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