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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.

Is it puppy or horse love? Spring has arrived

Thursday, May 27, 2010

There were all sorts of signs. One by one these signs sort of tapped me on the shoulder, trying to get my attention. My husband has fallen in love. There seems to be nothing I can do about it. I met her, and I have to admit, I see the fascination. Young love The sweet […]

Local food important, but won’t solve nation’s nutrition disconnect

Thursday, May 27, 2010

We can’t push and prod and tout local foods without pushing nutrition education.

Seven steps to green yards, gardens

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This year, before jumping back into your usual lawn and garden practices, the soil and water conservation districts of Ohio urge you to do something different: Before reaching for that spade or sprayer, dare to try on something green.

Suppose you support reform

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Suppose the House Ag Committee asks you to come to Washington to offer your ideas on how to improve the Farm Bill for its 2012 update. Suppose you search your closet for your “new” — well, it’s new to you — white shirt and you go. Suppose you begin your testimony by stating the blindingly […]

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hello Again! Everyone loves the color green, especially when it comes to money! If you are participating in any of the Farm Service Agency’s programs and love the green assistance we provide, make sure to complete the following: FSA producers are required to certify compliance with Adjusted Gross Income provisions to participate in our programs. […]

Breaking up with the big box stores

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why is it that the so-called “big box” home improvement warehouses (named after the merchandise or their resemblance to big boxes, no one knows for sure) seem to rely solely on advertising their array of goods and services sold by experienced, industry professionals when, in reality, they are likely to offer neither in any great […]

Ohio farm animal abuser arrested, arraignment set for Thursday

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A 25-year-old man is behind bars after abusing dairy cows in Ohio. The industry says this is not typical behavior, and wants justice for all involved.

Farmers at Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board listening session: Don’t be rushed or bullied by HSUS

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BUFFALO, Ohio — Guernsey County cattleman Mike Davis’ cow-calf herd has dwindled from 60 to 25 head. And he’s not sure how much longer he can maintain that many, either. His plea to members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board at their listening session May 25 at the Mid-East Career and Technology Center was […]

Winery court case could set precedent for Ohio agriculture zoning cases

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ohio Supreme Court may hear Mahoning County farm business zoning appeal.

Animal rights organization releases video of ‘sadistic’ dairy farm abuse

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dairy industry condemns abuse, says not a reflection of their farms.

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