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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 7, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

BROWNHELM, Ohio — The Four Leaf Clovers 4-H club had its third meeting at Firelands Elementary School April 20. Members went over the dates for quality assurance, animal judging and weigh-ins, animal possession deadlines, camp dates and Cedar Point day. During the previous meeting, members approved the Constitution and voted on officers. The next meeting […]

Monsanto disputes unlawful use of Roundup Ready technologies

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The Monsanto Company has filed suit in federal court in St. Louis against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., to prevent unlawful use of Monsanto’s proprietary Roundup Ready(R) herbicide tolerant technologies in soybeans and corn. Unethical “As the saying goes, imitation is […]

Slow moving vehicles: Tractor drive winds through Carroll County

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Carroll County Antique Collectors’ Club held its first Spring Tractor Drive May 3 at Jack and Sally Sutherland’s home with 77 participants in attendance. There were 43 units in the procession, with the oldest being a mid-1930’s model Farmall F-20 owned by Gary and Janie Mardis of Mechanicstown and the newest being a late […]

Theft allegations surface at Witmer’s Feed and Grain, an eastern Ohio grain elevator

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The owner of Witmer’s Feed and Grain and a former manager go head to head in allegations made against each other.

Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Trail Ride a success

Monday, May 4, 2009

EAST SPARTA, Ohio — The eighth annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Trail Ride was held April 26 with 102 horse riders attending the 10-mile benefit ride with 100 percent of the proceeds collected benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Locally, Gina Soehnlen of Bear Creek Stables in East Sparta has organized and […]

Ohio’s statewide 4-H Dairy Judging contest held at Spring Dairy Expo

Monday, May 4, 2009

COLUMBUS — Dairy 4-H judges from all over the state converged upon Spring Dairy Expo April 11 to test their skills of reasoning, problem solving and communication when evaluating six classes of dairy cattle. Quality animals from the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Holstein and Jersey breeds were selected from exhibitors. From the previous year, there was […]

Willet Dairy is awarded partial return of attorney fees

Monday, May 4, 2009

FABIUS, N.Y. — After nine years of litigation in U.S. District Court, Judge Frederick J. Scullin has ruled in favor of Willet Dairy, Genoa, and declared the suit brought against it by a few of its neighbors as “frivolous” and ordered a portion of attorney fees returned to the farm. No evidentiary support Judge Scullin […]

USDA to conduct request for referendum in May

Monday, May 4, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a request for referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Program (soybean checkoff) through May 29. The request for referendum will determine whether U.S. soybean producers want a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Program. Eligible to participate Soybean producers eligible to participate in […]

Bald eagle nest fails in national park

Monday, May 4, 2009

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Valley bald eagle pair have abandoned their Pinery Narrows nest. The nest, located north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was successful in both 2007 and 2008. This past February, the pair again took up residency in the same nest only to have it blown down […]

Gypsy moth treatments to begin in southern Ohio

Monday, May 4, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced aerial treatments designed to slow the spread and suppress the gypsy moth are scheduled to begin in Jackson and Vinton counties. Treatment blocks include 54 acres in Jackson County and more than 1,202 acres in Vinton County. Treatments are administered using a low-flying aircraft that flies […]

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