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Fayette Co. intermodal facility will help export Ohio soybeans

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bluegrass Farms of Ohio has received the green light to create an intermodal terminal, the Central Ohio Logistics Center, thanks in large part to a $7.5 million forgivable state loan.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Sept. 3, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WELLINGTON, Ohio — The Penfield Partners 4-H club met Aug. 19. A motion was passed to pay for fire retardant to be used to spray the home economics booth at the fair. Jessica, Amanda and Mia did demonstrations. The club met Aug. 22 at the fairgrounds to set up the booth and do animal barn […]

Ethanol production to start in western Pa.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Clearfield, Pa., ethanol plant currently under construction by Bionol Clearfield LLC, a unit of Bio Energy International of Quincy, Mass., is expected to start taking corn in November and to be operational in January.

Columbiana County farm celebrates 200 years of hard work and dedication

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Hahn family may have changed over the past 200 years, but its farming legacy lives on.

Harvest creeps closer, but will weather hit crops first?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Many questions remain as we approach the end of the crop year. Not the least of these is: What size crop do we have?

Updated economic forecast shows prices depend on recession ending

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Economist cautions mixed future with increasing agricultural products prices and higher oil costs.

Equipment dealers hope to mix colors

Monday, August 31, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Led by Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Hanna, equipment dealers across Pennsylvania are hoping to pass House Bill 1498, which will give them more freedom to run their businesses. The bill updates Act 86, also known as the Pennsylvania Fair Dealership Law, that was passed in 1987. (See bottom of page for […]

Vilsack pushes energy bill during Rural Tour stop in Zanesville, Ohio

Monday, August 31, 2009

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the southeastern portion of the Buckeye State Aug. 31 as part of the Obama administration’s Rural Tour.

I pledge my hands to larger service: 4-H is more than cows and pigs

Monday, August 31, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — More than 6 million youth involved in 4-H throughout the nation start each club meeting with the following mantra: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.” […]

There’s life after milking

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — So you have decided to exit the dairy industry. You have developed a plan, consulted with the proper people and are in the process of selling your farm. Now what? Brad Hilty, business and information management specialist with Dairy Alliance, has the following advice for dairy farmers who find themselves searching […]

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