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Vacation With Us… Jim and Carmel Haueter

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Carmel and Jim Haueter, of Bolivar, Ohio, recently took a cruise to Bermuda.

Vacation With Us… Ruffaner and Hufhand

Thursday, February 9, 2012

John and Alice Hufhand Orchardville, Pa., and Marlin and Jean Ruffaner, Worthington, Pa., traveled on Royal Caribbean’s “Enchantment of the Seas” ship, visiting six islands and several beaches.

Vacation With Us… Richard and Nicole Witmer

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Richard and Nicole Witmer, Wooster, Ohio, visited Lake Como, Italy, about half and hour from Milan.

USDA announces CRP sign-up

Thursday, February 9, 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning March 12 and ending April 6. Conservation program CRP is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. CRP is a program that protects the most environmentally sensitive lands […]

Bill could help PA landowners clarify mineral rights ownership

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania landowners struggling to gain ownership over their subsurface mineral, oil and gas rights could see some relief from a bill moving through the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Senate Bill 1324 would amend the Action to Quiet Title law in the state, providing for a ‘rebuttable presumption’ that mineral, oil and […]

Cattle payment efficiency, grassroots policy discussed at NCBA convention

Thursday, February 9, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A recording-breaking crowd of nearly 7,000 cattlemen and women from across the country jockeyed for a seat at the second general session of the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.

MF Global was not running on vapor

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The lead story on the front page of the Jan. 30 Wall Street Journal reported “that a ‘significant amount’” of an estimated $1.2 billion in customer money that disappeared when investment bank MF Global Holdings Ltd. collapsed “could have ‘vaporized’ as a result of chaotic trading … the week before the company’s Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing.”

Celebrating the life of a vibrant spirit

Thursday, February 9, 2012

One of my favorite photographs, displayed where I can see it often, is a candid shot of my dad with John McNaull. They stand talking and laughing amid the backdrop of antique tractors, a passion they shared.

Cataract surgeries help people see nature’s beauty

Thursday, February 9, 2012

There was a time not too long ago that folks with cataracts had little hope of regaining their full vision and enjoying nature’s wonders. Most of us take the privilege of sight for granted and I know many of our readers have had cataract surgery and know firsthand what a blessing it is.

Frost seeding for pasture improvement

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture, hay quality and yield. The freezing and thawing of late winter and early spring can provide for good legume seed/soil contact and germination.

Be alert and listen to your house

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Have you listened lately to your house, especially if it is an old house? Over the years you’ve learned to identify its creaks and cracks, its rattles and bangs, without becoming alarmed. You also know its smells, not just from the kitchen, and if a skunk is passing through.

LETTER: AgriSol project develops agricultural practices in Tanzania

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Over the past few weeks, there has been discussion about a project in Tanzania involving AgriSol Energy. It is an exciting project meant to help Tanzanians implement modern, sustainable agricultural practices.

DEP awards 73 grants to protect, improve watersheds in 36 counties

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HARRISBURG — The Department of Environmental Protection announced recently it will invest in 73 watershed protection projects intended to improve watersheds, stormwater runoff, acid mine drainage and educational programs, among other environmental efforts.

Truck driving mama

Thursday, February 9, 2012

First I would like to apologize to any innocent drivers in a nearby urban area who may/may not have been menaced by a woman with a white knuckled grip on the steering wheel of a large white truck. That was me and I am sorry.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 9, 2012:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA is holding its second annual strawberry sale through Feb. 28. The strawberries are sold by the quart, half flat and full flat and will be delivered the week of March 12. Contact the West Holmes FFA at 330-674-6085 and ask for the AG department. The West Holmes FFA […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 9, 2012:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen 4-H club had a meeting Jan. 29. Members were given lease and housing agreements for their dairy projects. Max gave a report on keeping pets and livestock safe in the winter. The club discussed possible community service projects, including making crafts with the residents and mailing care packages to […]

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