Editor: I recently analyzed a USDA spreadsheet for National Animal Identification System (NAIS) bribes — sanitized as cooperative agreements. These are the funds received by tribes, states, government employees and companies who promise to enroll properties for USDA. Listed is only a scintilla of the cost; the real cost is well above published data required […]
ASHLAND, Ohio — The 46th annual Crestview FFA banquet was held April 16. Members received Greenhand Degrees and Chapter Degrees. Every year the chapter awards the Star Greenhand Degree to two first year members. This year’s recipients were Carey Fulk and Lindsey Shoup. The Star Chapter Degree is given to two second year members that […]
NORWALK, Ohio — On May 3, the Hartland New Horizons 4-H club met at the Hartland Town Hall and passed out the 2009 4-H club program. Casey Molesky demonstrated the FFA official dress. The girls wear skirts or dress pants and a scarf. The guys wear ties and black pants. Marcus Fritz did his demonstration […]
SALEM, Ohio — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting its newly proposed renewable fuels standards as earth-saving and job-creating, but ag groups are looking at the plan with raised eyebrows, calling the agency’s goals unattainable and a harm to the domestic biofuels industry. “You are going to kill off the biofuels industry before it ever […]
Mexican company now owns chunk of U.S. dairy industry.
CORTLAND, Ohio — The Kansas City Commodity Office has increased the capacity for Deerfield Farms Service, Inc. This change in capacity includes locations at Deerfield in Portage County, Louisville in Stark County and Kinsman in Trumbull County. Charges New in-and-out charges were also announced. Trumbull County producers interested in storing grain at the Deerfield Farms […]
COSHOCTON, Ohio — Coshocton is offering free, family-fun events in June, from balloons to corvettes to traditional Appalachian music Hot air balloons Visitors can enjoy the oldest hot air balloon event in Ohio — The Frontier Power 28th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival June 5-7 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave. Admission and […]
ALBANY, N.Y. — Legislators in New York introduced a new bill that would prohibit the confinement of breeding pigs, veal calves and egg-laying hens by 2015.
SALEM, Ohio — Morrow County voters have approved a five-year tax levy that will allow the county’s Ohio State University Extension office to remain open. The 0.5 mill levy passed 3,245-2,609, or about 55 percent to 44 percent, according to unofficial board of elections results, during last week’s primary. The levy is expected to bring […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Alfalfa growers need to start thinking about whether they should apply potassium and phosphorus on their fields this spring and at what rate, said two Purdue University experts. Both phosphorus and potassium can increase yield and stand longevity, but to maximize production and profitability it’s important to adjust fertilizer rates to […]