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Blogging Farmers: Social media and farming

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Will Flannigan examines the way farmers are using social media to get their message across.

Experts say prostate cancer screening should vary with patients’ history

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Men have a 16 percent lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer, but most of these cancers do not become evident. In fact, autopsy studies show that prostate cancer is present in two-thirds of men over 80 and in one-third of younger men.

At a loss for words: Talking to elderly parents about end-of-life

Friday, June 29, 2012

As far as conversations with parents go, talking with them about moving into a nursing home and other end-of-life issues may be the hardest.

U.S. farmers plant largest corn crop since 1937

Friday, June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers planted 96.4 million acres of corn, up 5 percent from last year, making it the highest corn acreage in the last 75 years, according to the acreage report released June 29 by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This marks the fourth year in a row of increases in corn […]

Ohio, eight other Mississippi River Basin states to receive watershed funds

Friday, June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced $8.4 million in financial assistance to support 23 new partnership projects in several Mississippi River Basin states under USDA’s Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative. Ohio is set to receive $700,000. These projects will fund producer activities that will avoid, control and trap sediment and nutrient […]

Spangler Candy Co.: Sweet part of Ohio agriculture

Friday, June 29, 2012

Since 1906, Spangler has been buying U.S. corn and sugar to make candy in Bryan, Ohio.

Spangler CEO tells ag group sugar policy hurts manufacturing, jobs

Friday, June 29, 2012

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The president and chief executive officer for Spangler Candy Co. told a group of farmers and farm-related industries he could double his business in five or 10 years if he could have just one thing. Kirk Vashaw, who is the fourth generation to work for the company and has been president […]

GovDelivery offers farmers FSA info. electronically

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hello Again, Farmers in our area have really embraced the new forms of electronic technology. A lot of farm families now have a computer and Internet service. More and more of you are getting your grain or milk prices electronically, and the majority of you are able to check the weather forecasts on your smartphones. […]

Steubenville Saddle Club celebrates 65 years

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sixty-five years after it began, the Steubenville Saddle Club will celebrate its anniversary with a special horse show at the grounds July 1.

Ag research can help fight cancer? Vilsack visits Ohio State

Thursday, June 28, 2012

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Ohio State University to make connection between food and health.

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