The owner of Witmer’s Feed and Grain and a former manager go head to head in allegations made against each other.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling enables the state attorney general to challenge local ordinances that illegally restrict agriculture, regardless of when they were adopted.
COLUMBUS — The USDA designated four Ohio counties as agricultural natural disaster areas, making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in the counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Thirteen counties were designated in Indiana as primary natural disaster areas, due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March […]
WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency will offer certain producers the opportunity to modify and extend their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts that are scheduled to expire Sept. 30. USDA can only extend approximately 1.5 million acres out of a total 3.9 million acres expiring this year. This extension will ensure that FSA meets the […]