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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 26, 2012:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WINONA, Ohio — The 4-H Lone Rangers met Jan. 8 at the Winona Friends Church. Adviser Connie Heffinger reminded members with livestock projects that a quality assurance clinic is Jan. 19 at United Local High School, and that 4-H Day Camp is going to be June 10-12. Ryan and Justin Keir gave a demonstration on […]

Who made HSUS the Jell-O sheriff?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Humane Society of the United States? Still don’t trust ’em!

Ohioans can speak out on proposed FSA office closures

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Farmers can weigh in on proposed Farm Service Agency office closures in person, or by mail/email.

Eastern Ohio meetings offer pipeline easement information

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sessions also cover tax management strategies for landowners.

USDA reminds producers of sign-up dates for 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, — Enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) began Jan. 23. The last day for producers to sign up for either program will be June 1.

USDA announces new conservation assistance funding is now available

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

COLUMBUS — USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Ohio State Conservationist Terry Cosby has announced the availability of Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP) funding.

Pork producers symposium to be held in Columbus at Ohio Pork Congress

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

COLUMBUS — The annual Professional Pork Producers Symposium will be held during the 2012 Ohio Pork Congress Feb. 8 at the Crowne Plaza North in Columbus.

Richard Kiko wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CANTON, Ohio — The Stark County Association of REALTORS® honored Richard T. Kiko Sr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding accomplishments in the real estate industry and community.

Market Monitor: Looking for direction in a snowstorm

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

When you live in Ashtabula County for a lifetime, you have snowstorm stories. The day I called Deerfield and said I wouldn’t be in to work because we had had three feet of snow overnight. Chardon had 54 inches. The night I abandoned my pickup in the road, two feet above the pavement on a […]

AFBF recognizes young farmers and ranchers

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

HONOLULU — Winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, discussion meet and excellence in agriculture competitions were announced recently at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd annual meeting.

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