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Madison County, Ohio, woman dies after H3N2v swine flu virus exposure

Friday, August 31, 2012

The death of a 61-year-old female Madison County, Ohio, resident is being linked to the H3N2v ‘swine flu’ virus.

New funding available to help urban farm efforts

Friday, August 31, 2012

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – Cuyahoga County urban farmers are now eligible to receive more than $132,000 in federal financial assistance. The Cleveland Seasonal High Tunnel Pilot Project was announced Aug. 27 by U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge with Dave White, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The […]

Youngstown’s growing urban farming culture

Friday, August 31, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — The houses in Youngstown’s Idora neighborhood, on the city’s south side, run the gamut from historical Tudors with well-manicured lawns and multi-car garages to smaller single family homes in desperate need of repair. Then throw in a few foreclosed homes and overgrown lots and you get a picture of a fairly ordinary neighborhood […]

Practicing good stewardship with Goodness Grows

Friday, August 31, 2012

GREENFORD, Ohio — What began as an initiative to create a “community of faith,” has grown into a mission that creatively involves non-profits, chruches, individuals and families in order to help the community grow its way out of hunger and poverty. Goodness Grows is the brainchild of Pastor Steve Fortenberry and the congregation of Common […]

At son’s high school orientation, they forgot to give me key information

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I have had the date for high school orientation on my calendar for six weeks. I kept avoiding and ignoring it — as if by refusing to acknowledge its existence, I would never have to attend.

Adjust the combine for drought-stricken crops

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Drought-stricken soybeans and corn present a number of challenges at harvest. Grain with very low moisture content is difficult to keep clean and intact. However, a few simple combine adjustments can help to prevent grain damage and loss.

Mules have many good attributes, but don’t leave them behind

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Western packers (wranglers and cowboys who move gear on the backs of sturdy animals) love a good mule and it’s easy to see why. A creation of planned outcross breeding, a mule is the result of crossing a mare and a donkey; and a mule, typically anyways, is a fine beast of burden indeed. Mules […]

Gray tree frogs can be noisy masters of disguise

Thursday, August 30, 2012

July was too hot and dry for man or beast. One of the consequences is that evenings were quiet. I don’t think I heard a frog or toad the entire month. The gray tree frog Then the rains came, and the temperature dipped. Toads began to trill each evening, and the nightly chorus of crickets […]

The needs are the same across the state- FSA Andy

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hello again! The past few months I have had the opportunity to “go back” and assist the producers in Carroll County with their FSA paperwork, a couple of days a week. I have been out of the Carroll County office for more than 16 years but it was great to catch up with producers and […]

Sorting lies, distortions and lawsuits

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Somewhere along the line, it became acceptable to bend and break the record of public figures and firms without any consequence whatsoever. Shortly thereafter, distortion and deception replaced discussion and debate and yelling and lying replaced compromise and progress. And that’s just in agriculture; in politics, it’s even worse. The latest farm and food fight […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Aug. 30, 2012:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Crestview FFA had strong representation at the Richland County Fair held Aug. 5-12 with a total of 28 participants. On Aug. 6, the majority of members participated in the Feeder Calf Show. Placing overall in the show ring for dairy feeders included Abby Motter, third and Jacob Lewis, eighth. Representing Crestview […]

Tiny tot knows his way around the farm

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It proved to be a very eventful day, farming with a 2-year-old. I accomplished more in a few hours than I ever have, but I also found out how very much I still have to learn. Oliver is all farm boy, of that there is no doubt. He is following closely in his father’s footsteps, […]

Success in life requires hard work

Thursday, August 30, 2012

When I was a young man, I often heard my father say, “Work never hurt anyone.” I guess the reason he reminded me of those words is because there were times growing up that I was not always excited about the word “work” or the word “labor.” However, I always felt good after a hard […]

Protecting the soil from the air

Thursday, August 30, 2012

“Over 2300 acres of conservation on the ground in two days — this is definitely a worthwhile project!” That was the comment we heard at the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting last night from staff member Joe Christner, who coordinated our aerial cover crops program for the fourth year. We are proud […]

Hunger Games provokes food musings

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Recently, my agriculture pursuits allowed me a venture into pop culture, as I made time to read The Hunger Games. Now the movie has been released and it prompted me to compare the author’s theme with the future of agriculture. Synopsis If you are not familiar with the fictional novel, it takes place in a […]

Farmers, you could learn a lot from a Twinkie

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What can we learn for our own farm’s success from the missteps of Hostess, Kodak and J.C. Penney? Editor Susan Crowell weighs in.

Producers: Tally crop revenue loss using harvest prices for small grains

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Producers who experienced a revenue loss on 2011 fall seeded wheat and spring and fall seeded barley can now calculate if they are eligible to file a crop insurance claim using recently announced harvest prices. Prices The harvest price for wheat is $8.67 per bushel and barley is set at $6.85 per […]

Forum to focus on issues facing Cleveland area

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CLEVELAND — The Western Reserve Historical Society will present Current and Controversial, a community forum that explores the major issues facing our region, such as immigration, unemployment, the role of government and individual freedoms. Details This first forum will be held Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the History Center, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, in […]

Ohio State announces new network for environmental professionals

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

COLUMBUS — David Hanselmann, a lecturer in Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, has announced a new Ohio-based professional network for people whose work helps keep the planet green. The Environmental Professionals Network, which launched Aug. 7, “is for a broad range of people who are professionally engaged in managing, protecting and […]

Young Delaware farmers get no-interest loans from state to buy farmland

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Ten young Delaware farm families and individuals are on their way to owning their dreams with help from a innovative and unique economic development program designed to boost agribusiness in the First State. The farmers from Kent and Sussex counties all received help purchasing land — nearly 900 acres total — from […]

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