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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 2, 2012:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The Hicks & Hayseeds 4-H club from Hanoverton used a “superstar” theme to build their silent auction basket for this year’s county fair. For the past year, members have been writing letters to stars in the entertainment, business and sports worlds asking for donations. Club members have written 60 letters and have […]

Summit County Fair sale 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Check out the sale results from the 2012 Summit County Fair.

New biotech foods have direct consumer benefit

Monday, July 30, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announcedthat it is now accepting comments on Okanagan Specialty Fruits Arctic® Apples.

Glyphosate-resistant ‘superweeds’ may be less susceptible to diseases

Sunday, July 29, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Scientists searching for clues to understand how superweeds obtain resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate may have been missing a critical piece of information, a Purdue University study shows. RoundUp Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer sold under the name RoundUp, is the most widely used herbicide in the […]

‘Twilight tour’ draws record crowd to Pine Tree Dairy in Ohio’s Wayne Co.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The family-run operation includes 40 members of the Steiner family, and is a contributor in the local economy.

Dry summer is a reminder to plan for worst, be thankful for rain

Friday, July 27, 2012

,As I sit here today thinking about what to write … I look out my office window to the brown grass. That’s when it came to me. Water, one of the most important resources to human survival, how do we deal with a shortage or drought? What are the potential consequences? I remember the drought […]

Researchers’ road trip reveals vibrancy of America’s religious life

Friday, July 27, 2012

A road trip across the U.S. to gather information for a book on religious faith steered two Penn State researchers through a spiritual landscape that was as diverse and vibrant as America’s scenery.

Farm Bureau asks to join poultry farmer’s lawsuit against EPA

Friday, July 27, 2012

Taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency in support of a Farm Bureau member, the American Farm Bureau Federation recently filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit concerning EPA’s authority to regulate poultry and livestock farms under the Clean Water Act.

National Katahdin Association welcomes all shepherds to Wooster

Friday, July 27, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — Katahdin Hair Sheep International (KHSI) and the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association are hosting the 2012 KHSI Expo in Wooster, Ohio, Aug. 10-11. Everyone is welcome Sheep raisers of all breeds, friends and families are invited to register for a special day-long educational program Aug. 10 that will feature nationally recognized presenters. […]

Dairy researchers identify bacterial spoilers in milk through new study

Friday, July 27, 2012

Our days of crying over spoiled milk could be over, thanks to Cornell food scientists.

Touchstone algae research project could reduce carbon emissions, make biofuel

Friday, July 27, 2012

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project seeks new uses for algae.

Ask FSA Andy by FSA Andy– about conservation programs

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hello Again! Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture began sign up for the Highly Erodible Land Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) July 23. The purpose of this initiative is to protect up to 750,000 acres of the nation’s most highly erodible croplands. Producers may enroll at their […]

Established in 1791: New barn reinvigorates Rynd farm

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Today, the Rynd brothers — Dennis, 65, and Jim, 61, — and Dennis’ son Brooks, 36, can’t imagine farming again like they did in the old tie-stall barn.

Pleasant memories of past summertimes

Thursday, July 26, 2012

There has always been something amazing about a good swimming spot that draws me like a pig to mud. A swan dive from a sandy spot felt as glorious as cliff diving over an enormous turquoise-colored waterfall in a Hollywood movie. The best summer memories involve swimming and playing games on a little beach with […]

Be wary of the banksters in Washington

Thursday, July 26, 2012

On July 17, the U.S. Senate pulled off a Half Ginsburg by convening three Capitol Hill hearings on why the crooks and crackpots in charge of global finance find it ridiculously easy to make suckers out of you and me and Swiss cheese out of American laws. William Ginsburg, you may recall, represented Monica Lewinsky […]

Listen carefully for the sound

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Maybe you can’t hear clearly, but if you shut off all machinery and stop the conversations within a few feet, it is possible. It is the sound of the fat lady singing. It sure feels tonight like the big rally of 2012 that left us thunderstruck with record corn and soybean prices is over. We […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 26, 2012:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

WASHINGTON — Waterford FFA members Blake Campbell, Jessica Coulter and Megan Whalin attended the 2012 Washington Leadership Conference this summer. They attended workshop sessions on persuasive communication, character leadership and building relationships, and participated in discussions on citizenship. They also participated in service learning events. A highlight of the week was a visit to the […]

Shooters compete for marksmanship honors

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Port Clinton Camp Perry is alive and well. It’s media day and opening day for this summer’s annual National Matches, the Super Bowl of rifle and pistol shooting. And it’s a good media day because it isn’t just about seeing what others are doing. A bunch of us are hunched over our rifles and going […]

The bane of every summer — stings and bites

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A few weeks ago my wife called from upstairs. There was an unusual urgency in her voice. When I found her, I understood. She had been stung by a bald-faced hornet. It got her right by her eye, and her face swelled up immediately. Within minutes, hives covered much of her body. Linda has been […]

The greatest peace

Thursday, July 26, 2012

There is no doubt about it. We all enjoy times of peace in our lives. In today’s world it seems more and more difficult to enjoy those times of peace though. Just about the time we think we can enjoy some peace, we pick up the daily newspaper or turn on the evening news and […]

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