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ODNR creates hotline to deal with wild animal tips, concerns

Monday, October 31, 2011

Agencies trying to create database of locations where exotic animals are kept in Ohio.

LETTER: Some exotic animals should be banned, but not all

Monday, October 31, 2011

Editor: I am writing about Keith Campbell’s letter. I do not think we should ban all exotic animals, but why do we need to keep lions and tigers in Ohio? Do these wild and dangerous animals really belong in pens in Ohio, or anywhere else for that matter? Do you want to wait until the […]

LETTER: United Local schools bond issue makes good financial sense

Monday, October 31, 2011

Editor: This November we have an opportunity to make an investment in our community and our future by passing the 3.92 mill bond issue that will be used to renovate United Local schools. This will raise almost $9 million that will be matched by $30 million from the state of Ohio. Not paid for by […]

LETTER: To the voters of United School District

Monday, October 31, 2011

Editor: Well, it’s almost time to vote on the new school project. We have been given the opportunity to learn the facts on the bond issue. I hope you took advantage of them. Are you ready to put this district into more debt for the next three and a half decades? This means you and […]

Report identifies top-producing co-ops

Monday, October 31, 2011

WASHINGTON — NCB recently released its annual NCB Co-op 100, listing the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses.

Study: In U.S., Canadians less likely than Americans to drive drunk

Monday, October 31, 2011

BALTIMORE — A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and Columbia University finds that the rate of alcohol involvement in fatal motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. is much lower among drivers with Canadian licenses than drivers with U.S. or Mexican licenses.

John Deere’s canned food combine goes for world record

Sunday, October 30, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. — To recognize the vital role that America’s farmers play in feeding the world this harvest season, John Deere is attempting a world-record at constructing a full-sized sculpture of its new S-Series combine from more than 300,000 cans of food at the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline, Ill.

Tariff on U.S. pork lifted by Mexico

Sunday, October 30, 2011

WASHINGTON — Mexico lifted tariffs on U.S. exports, including pork, on Oct. 21, and the U.S. government, earlier in October, granted the first permit to a Mexican trucking firm to haul goods into the United States.

Winter can bring as many allergy headaches as spring

Sunday, October 30, 2011

NEW YORK — The end of the pollinating season is good news for everyone with hay fever and similar summer allergies, but those who are sensitive to mold spores may have to wait until the first frost to find relief.

Brag About Your Bag: Chris Adams

Saturday, October 29, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — Chris Adams of Fredonia, Pa., provided us with the second submission in our Brag About Your Bag photo gallery. Adams is pictured with the 185-pound deer he shot with a crossbow on Oct. 25. The photo was submitted by Sonya Ohler.

Extension meeting to cover how to get started in sheep business

Saturday, October 29, 2011

OLD WASHINGTON, Ohio — The next OSU Extension sheep meeting will be Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern Agriculture Research Station in Belle Valley.

Colvin fund offers scholarship money for students in beef industry

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Certified Angus Beef ® brand this year will split the Louis M. “Mick” Colvin Scholarship of $15,000 among five undergraduate scholarships, in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.

Exotic animals will stay at zoo

Friday, October 28, 2011

COLUMBUS — The six surviving animals that were turned loose Oct. 18 from a Zanesville exotic animal zoo will remain under the care of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, state officials determined Oct. 27. The zoo issued a statement the same day saying the deceased owner’s widow, Marian Thompson, was on her way to pick […]

Beef herds continue to decrease amidst drought, soaring feed costs

Friday, October 28, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drought in the Southern Plains and several years of high feed prices have discouraged beef producers, causing the U.S. cattle herd to shrink.

Future of ag is all about refrigerators

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The opportunity is there for the future of agriculture. Just open the refrigerator.

Farmers fighting for crops in Ohio

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It is no news to anyone reading this that the farmers of Ohio are fighting for their crops and their livelihoods. The hardy farmers of northeast Ohio got parts of two days this weekend to run beans on squishy ground.

Autumn leaves ready to take the stage

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mother Nature has already dismantled her art gallery and set the stage for her annual striptease. The performance is usually accompanied by wind music, sometimes as in the rattle of dry leaves — veils? — flung wantonly into the sky, sometimes without fanfare when raindrops keep the dancers grounded. Some veils lie in mosaic skirts […]

Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Taking a look at the life of a farmer 50 years ago

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What were you doing 50 years ago? Our fathers and grandfathers, and maybe even we ourselves, were settling down after supper with the October issue of Farm Journal to find out what was going on.

Farm and Food File: Again with the crop insurance?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Suggestions on how to change the 2012 farm bill are popping up faster than jack-o’-lanterns. Like this gap-toothed hallmark of Halloween, however, most are hollow, scary and shed little light.

If rain has kept you from planting fall crops, FSA can help

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Producers and farmers who were prevented from planting wheat by the final planting date have until Nov. 4 to visit their local FSA county office and report the prevented planting acreage.

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