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Missing horse recovered in Miami County; father took it

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A horse reported stolen last week has been recovered and it appears may not have been taken by a thief after all. Mandy Werling, 18, of Miami County, reported her horse was stolen from the high school rodeo finals at the Champaign County fairgrounds June 20. Werling was expected to compete with […]

Jersey cows transcend language barrier

Monday, June 29, 2009

They spoke Japanese, German, Portuguese, English and Danish, but the universal language of individuals on the World Jersey Cattle Bureau tour of U.S. farms was the Jersey dairy cow.

Raise raspberries right

Monday, June 29, 2009

BY RICHARD JAURON AMES, Iowa — Raspberries are an easy crop to grow for home gardeners. Good cultural practices help ensure an excellent fruit crop. Important cultural practices during the summer months include pruning, weed control and irrigation.

Event to discuss conserving modern technology in agriculture

Monday, June 29, 2009

AURORA, Colo. — The American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology will hold its second annual summit July 22-23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. The theme, “Working Together to Create Solutions,” will involve all attendees in discussions of the food chain; from producer, to retailer, to consumer and the technologies that […]

San Mar Holsteins show grand champion

Monday, June 29, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — Exhibiting her openness, dairyness, and beautiful udder, San Mar Rustling Dur Mindy, winning aged cow and senior champion, also walked away with the grand champion banner at the District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show held June 20 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds Bred and owned by San Mar Holsteins, Mark and Sandy […]

Michigan expands ag renaissance zones

Monday, June 29, 2009

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Rep. Mike Simpson hailed the House passage of his plan, H.B. 5086, June 25 to increase the number of Agriculture Renaissance Zones.

Brush up on your fiber knowledge

Monday, June 29, 2009

SEVILLE, Ohio — Members of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network will be offering a four-part series, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Natural Fiber, beginning in July at Places In Time Farm & Fiber Arts in Seville, Ohio. Topics This hands-on series will cover the following topics: * Part One: 2-5 p.m. July 11 […]

Iowa State University researcher looks at the future of agriculture

Monday, June 29, 2009

AMES, Iowa — Dramatic price fluctuations, increasing demand, the food versus fuel debate and other events of the past year may have food producers wondering which way is up. Despite these recent uncertainties, ‘up’ is precisely the direction an Iowa State researcher believes agriculture is headed for at least the next 10 years.

Mercer County Dairy Princess crowned

Saturday, June 27, 2009

By CAROL ANN GREGG Farm and Dairy correspondent MERCER, Pa. — After much deliberation, judges selected Lena Aiken as 2009-10 Mercer County Dairy Princess. She is the daughter of Dave and Carol Aiken, New Wilmington. The alternates, both from the Grove City area, are Alisha Henry, daughter of Alan and Beverly Henry and Elizabeth Weber, […]

Indiana farmer writes prescriptions — to his soil, that is

Friday, June 26, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People are often prescribed a multi-vitamin or medication or two to help them perform and feel their best every day. Now, some farmers are doing the same for their fields. It’s called prescription farming. Very precise They’re not giving vitamins or medication to the land, necessarily, but this type of farming […]

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