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Compromise reached: HSUS will not be heading to the ballot this November

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gov. Strickland said a compromise is good for Ohio agriculture and animal welfare.

Euthanasia takes center stage at Ohio livestock care meeting

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

There’s a lot to consider when setting standards for euthanasia. The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board reviewed a draft of standards June 29.

Crop questions, weak markets

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Corn prices have plunged to new lows as uncertainty about the crop size has created volatility in the markets.

Lester C. Marrison, Ashtabula County dairyman

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lester C. Marrison, 67, Day Road, New Lyme Twp., died June 21, 2010, at his home after recently being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Vintage music boxes featured at auction

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

By Susan Mellish Contributing Writer LISBON, Ohio — Kiko Auctions held an auction May 29 for the June K. Ingraham estate, offering for bid a beautiful 3000-plus square-foot historical century home and its contents. While the furnishings of the home included oodles of antiques, it was the impressive music box and organettes collection which brought […]

White mold could be a problem for this year’s crops

Monday, June 28, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio soybean growers may not have to worry about soybean rust, but they should be keeping their eyes out for potential white mold developments. “The weather conditions over the past few weeks are very similar to last year. If it stays cool and wet, then white mold will be the next issue […]

Showing dahlias is not for sissies!

Monday, June 28, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Experience in dairy judging and helping with the family showstring as a 4-H and FFA member taught me what to look for in a good dairy animal. But when I decided to try raising and exhibiting dahlias at the county fair, I was in for a whole new experience. Even though my […]

Testing wheat for vomitoxin is crucial

Saturday, June 26, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — With wheat harvest now under way in Ohio, sampling and testing for vomitoxin in head scab-infected wheat is vital to prevent further losses and avoid potential health problems in humans and livestock. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and small grains specialist, said that grain elevators will likely be […]

Business profile: Wall Rose Mutual Insurance Co.

Friday, June 25, 2010

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — Farmers and homeowners who need insurance can find a trusted source in Wall Rose Mutual Insurance Co. Located at 100 Autumn St., Aliquippa, Pa., the business has been handling insurance since 1873, providing farm owner’s, farm fire, homeowner’s, mobile homeowner’s, dwelling fire and premise liability insurance. Wall Rose was founded by a […]

Business profile: American Trailers

Friday, June 25, 2010

MANNINGTON, W.Va. — American Trailers began in 2000 and has gained recognition as a trailer company for all, with a worldwide following. American Trailers is family-owned and operated with two locations, one in Mineral Wells, W.Va., and a second in Batavia, Ohio. American Trailers is the largest Featherlite dealer in the world. They are also […]

Business profile: Baird Brothers Sawmill

Friday, June 25, 2010

CANFIELD, Ohio — For 50 years, Baird Brothers Sawmill has paid attention to the little details. That’s why so many homeowners and contractors turn to Baird Brothers for true craftsmanship and quality wood products. The company, located at 7060 Crory Road, Canfield, Ohio stocks and works with more than 20 species of hardwoods, from aromatic […]

Business profile: MRE Services

Friday, June 25, 2010

BALTIC, Ohio — When your business relies on refrigeration, heating/cooling or electrical equipment, you need to keep it running around the clock. That’s why you can rely on MRE Services, 105 Dunker Road, Baltic, Ohio, to keep you going — they’re on call 24 hours a day to all their customers, whether you’ve been with […]

Business profile: Terry’s Tire Town

Friday, June 25, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Even though the business name says , it’s really not about tires — it’s about people. Customers, employees, suppliers… everyone. Family-owned and operated, Terry’s Tire Town, 2360 W. Main St., Alliance, has followed that basic philosophy ever since Terry Tolerton started the company in 1972. And that focus was the foundation for […]

Business profile: Trail Farm Supply

Friday, June 25, 2010

TRAIL, Ohio — Make a quality product and make it affordable. And since 1978, Nelson B. Weaver has been following that business philosophy at Trail Farm Supply, 3401 Twp. Road 411, Dundee. He knows what farmers need because, for 30 years, Weaver operated Trail Farm Supply from his own farm, and then expanded to a […]

New machine squeezes more profit from biomass

Friday, June 25, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The use of biomass as an alternative energy source has grown rapidly, but most biomass materials such as switchgrass or corn are bulky and therefore costly to handle, store and transport. The University of Missouri and Columbia-based Ecologic Tech are developing an innovative “tabletizer” machine to mass-produce dense biomass tablets of various […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

BURTON, Ohio — Auburn Swine Club members met June 13 at the Ward home. Members approved the same buyers’ gifts, with a price of $4 each. Members also discussed the skillathon breakfast July 17, and club members are asked to bring bakery items or doughnuts and help set up at 8 a.m. Everyone was also […]

Landowners have responsibilities, too, when it comes to oil and gas leases

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Could you use some extra money? There are few of us that can say no to that question. Landowners often consider selling minerals, timber, coal, oil, gas, topsoil, development rights, carbon, or wind — but what are the ramifications of these agreements? How and for how long will they affect you and your heirs? Before […]

Giant ragweed on the rise in Pa.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Giant ragweed — on the rise in Pennsylvania — is one of the most difficult weeds to manage if it enters tilled fields and is a common problem in Ohio corn and soybean fields.

Business profile: Renaissance Nutrition

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ROARING SPRING, Pa. — Research, customer service, education and growth are what has helped Renaissance Nutrition grow. In over 26 years, Renaissance Nutrition has become the largest nutrition and premix manufacturing business in the Northeast and continues to rapidly expand in the Midwest. Today, Renaissance is working with producers in more than 28 states. Their […]

Business profile: Simmons Grain

Thursday, June 24, 2010

By KRISTY FOSTER kfoster@farmanddairy.com SALEM, Ohio — Simmons Grain is making an investment not only in its business but in the area’s grain farmers. The grain operation is in the middle of a $750,000 expansion project this year that will result in upgrades and better efficiency. The construction should be complete by July. The company […]

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