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AI helps with planned fall breeding, cost and conception rates comparable to natural service

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MT. VERNON, Mo. — Fall calving is becoming more popular each year in southwest Missouri, according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “This means females will be bred around Nov. 20 for a Sept. 1 calf. We’re only two months away from that target date,” said Cole. With such an […]

Anaerobic digester grant opportunity drawing to a close

Thursday, September 30, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Farmers who want to install an anaerobic digester should act quickly to receive financial assistance. Quasar Energy Group, a Cleveland based company with projects in Wooster and throughout the state, is matching $25,000 of USDA grant money, on digester projects secured in writing by Tuesday, Oct. 5. The federal government is offering […]

Vacation with us…Rhoades

Thursday, September 30, 2010

When traveling to Topsail Beach in North Carolina, John Rhoades from Kent, Ohio, brought along his whole family as well as a copy of Farm and Dairy to enjoy on the beach. From left to right; Wendy, Sandie, John, Andrew, Annie, and Emma who is kneeling in front. Glad Farm and Dairy could add some […]

Vacation with us…Potter

Thursday, September 30, 2010

From the lowest valley to the highest mountains, Farm and Dairy gets around. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Don and Amy Potter from Marietta, Ohio, took a copy with them when they visited Gatlinburg, Tenn. Thanks for showing us the Great Smoky Mountains!

Vacation with us…Miller

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Even the rich and famous need to read, so Owen Miller, with his dad Neal, from Medina, Ohio, decided to travel to Beverly Hills, in southern California, and show the celebrities what they were missing by touting around a copy of the Farm and Dairy. How did you guys avoid the paparazzi?

Vacation with us…Densmore

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Family trips are the best, and Farm and Dairy loves to tag along. Such was the case when Eva Stepnicka, from Atlanta, visited her grandparents Chuck and Patty Densmore in Garrettsville, Ohio. Even the pony was excited to be in the photo with the paper! Also pictured is Samantha Ensinger.

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Sifting through the good and the bad

Thursday, September 30, 2010

(Part III in three-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — With everything in life, there are good experiences and bad experiences. The Marcellus Shale boom in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is no exception. One family in Evans City, Pa. has had a positive experience with Marcellus Shale drilling on their property. So positive, in fact, he […]

Goldenrod unfairly fingered as allergy culprit

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Though most wildflowers have faded by late September, goldenrod is just taking center stage. More than 100 species of goldenrod (genus Solidago) brighten North American meadows in late summer and early fall. They are the bright yellow flowers that turn open fields into seas of gold. My hayfield came into full bloom about a week […]

Too much of a good thing?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

One of the prides of my life is being complimented with the opinion that I take really great photos. I credit this to a few things. I have loved photography since forever. Not the technical aspect of it so much because ugh, math, work, pass. I have just always loved the aspect of capturing a […]

This is the real farmer’s daughter

Thursday, September 30, 2010

“I was haulin’ hay, I was feedin’ the hogs and that summer sun had me sweatin’ like a dog. So I cooled off in the creek, then it was back to work in the dad-gum heat. I was cussin’ out loud, thinkin’ bout quittin’. Lookin’ back now I’m sure glad I didn’t. Cause just when […]

Phosphorus market: Gravest, strategic U.S. issue you’ve never heard of

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Before anyone smiles too broadly about the grain prices, they might want to take a peek at fertilizer prices. If so, they’ll discover, as DTN reporter Russ Quinn recently did, the only price rising faster than either corn or wheat is fertilizer. “Six fertilizers have seen double-digit increases in price compared to one year earlier,” […]

Soil and water supervisors needed

Thursday, September 30, 2010

As fall is fast approaching many soil and water districts are planning their annual meetings. This means they are looking for qualified candidates to run for their board of supervisors. Each district has five board members, and they are elected for three-year terms. The election takes place at the SWCD’s annual meeting. Residents and landowners […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — Cameron Bookman of the Waterford FFA Chapter has been selected to play baritone in the National FFA Band. Process. Bookman submitted an audition tape and was one of 85 FFA members selected. The band will perform several times Oct. 20-23 at the 83rd National FFA Convention in the Conseco Fieldhouse. National FFA Band […]

Friends, neighbors come by masses to help Amish rebuild tornado damaged barn

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scroll down to view slide shows. FARMERSTOWN, Ohio — The best way to take in the barn building at Mose Miller’s dairy farm near Farmerstown may have been in silence. Indeed, it was in silence that many watched, Amish and English, standing next to each other, or sitting in chairs at a safe distance. There […]

Renewable energy tours planned Oct. 2-3 all across Ohio

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Across Ohio, people are trimming their energy bills, increasing their independence and taking steps to address climate change. Anyone can get involved and those interested can join others for the annual solar tour.

Ashland County Fair results

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sept. 23 and 24, 2010 STEERS Grand champion: Nathan Keener Bid: $6.85/pound Weight: 1,296 pounds Buyer: Debbie and Zane Gross Reserve champion: Colton Hickey Bid: $3/pound Weight: 1,339 pounds Buyer: Sorellas II Restaurant Champion baby beef: Bobbi Jo Litten Bid: $3.75/pound Weight: 1,360 pounds Buyer: Fin, Feather & Fur Reserve champion baby beef: Shelby White […]

Pennsylvania farmers struggling with drought, but some doing well

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania farmers dealing with a precipitation deficit approaching 9 inches below average are trying to make the best of a parched situation, according to experts in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a drought warning for 24 counties, and the remainder of the […]

Exhibitors buoyed by farm optimism

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LONDON, Ohio — The early crop harvest kept farmers in the fields instead of at last week’s Farm Science Review, as attendance at this year’s Farm Science Review was 124,122, compared to last year’s crowd of 138,014.

Singin’ the blues: Stop factory musicians

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

(Editor’s note: As we get closer to the 25th anniversary Farm Aid concert Oct. 2 in Milwaukee, expect to hear the refrain “Stop Factory Farmers.” Farm Aid tells us corporate agriculture drives small farmers from the land, ruins food and harms the environment. Ohio Farm Bureau communicator and music fan Joe Cornely, with tongue firmly […]

Ashland County Fair tractor pull results

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Ashland County Agricultural Society hosted an Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association sanctioned pull held during the 159th Ashland County Fair. Four classes were posted for the full grandstand of attendees. • Super Stock Division: Jeff Hothen took first with a pull of 403.60 feet on “Fully Loaded.” Frank Keener with “XXX” […]

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