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The price of freedom is high

Monday, May 31, 2010

By JUDY KOCAB Contributing Writer Every day, we hear so many numbers that we becorne numb to their significance except when the price of gas is reaching $4 a gallon. Hundreds of this, thousands of that, millions of people, cars or dollars. What does the number trillions mean, even when we think of the national […]

Determining nitrogen rates to maximize crop returns

Sunday, May 30, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — Maximizing investment returns is at the forefront of every farmer’s mind. One of the most expensive investments farmers make is the application of nitrogen for corn. Every year farmers determine how much nitrogen is needed to maximize profitability and reduce the potential for water quality degradation associated with nitrogen use in farming […]

New concepts make sense for produce growers

Saturday, May 29, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — High tunnels, raised beds, crop and plant diversity — they’re terms that are becoming commonplace on fruit and vegetable farms in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Fred Finney of Moreland Fruit Farm, in Wayne County, Ohio, invested in high tunnels about four years ago. Since then, he’s been able to increase the length of […]

Head scab could be result of warm, wet conditions over past few weeks

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Of the available fungicides, Proline, Prosaro and Caramba are the most effective.

EPA takes action against several CAFOs in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska

Friday, May 28, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 has taken a series of civil enforcement actions against six beef feedlot operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska for violations of the Clean Water Act, as part of an increased emphasis aimed at ending harmful discharges of pollutants from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) into the region’s rivers […]

Dairy farm abuser charged with 12 counts of cruelty to animals

Thursday, May 27, 2010

EARLIER STORY: Dairy farm worker fired and arrested. MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The man arrested May 26 in connection with abuse to livestock at an Ohio dairy farm remains in custody on $100,000 bond. Billy Joe Gregg, 25, of Delaware County, was charged May 27 for multiple violations to Ohio law on animal treatment, which prohibits […]

Holmes County in the dog house? Action group says so

Thursday, May 27, 2010

(Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series on dog auctions in Ohio, and a recent campaign to ban them. Next week, an inside look at Ohio’s dog auction and the nature of a breeding facility.) MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Home owned … home grown … Holmes County. That’s how residents in this […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The Hicks and Hayseeds 4-H Club met recently at the home of their advisers, Ken and Judy Brown. Members were reminded of upcoming clinics, taggings and registration due dates for the fair. They continued building a picnic table that will be raffled off to benefit the Hanoverton Fire Department and also worked […]

Kenton celebration honors “Singing Cowboy” Gene Autry

Thursday, May 27, 2010

KENTON, Ohio — Now in its 17th year, Gene Autry Days is scheduled for June 26 and 27 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, located south of Kenton, Ohio on Fairground Road, between U.S. Highway 68 and state Route 31. The event will be held in the Community Building June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

True tales from the tractor seat

Thursday, May 27, 2010

In the early 1970s, I finished spraying a field, and parked the tractor at the driveway with the booms still out. Then, I forgot about it.


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