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Trees and farms make a good team

Friday, June 26, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Creating consumer markets for forest-grown products, reducing nonpoint source pollution, protecting waterfowl habitat, diversifying farm operations — these are just a few of the ways agroforestry is moving to the forefront of the land-use discussion in North America. A new edition of North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice, published by […]

Gulf of Mexico full of nutrients

Friday, June 26, 2009

RESTON, Va. — Spring nutrient delivery to the northern Gulf of Mexico is among the highest measured by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 30 years. Too many nutrients, which are essential for plant growth, are not necessarily a good thing. Excessive nutrients can be harmful by decreasing the amount of oxygen in the water, […]

Team effort protects Ohio’s food supply

Friday, June 26, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — A new partnership between Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Agriculture will enhance the protection of Ohio’s crops, forests and food supply. Bobby D. Moser, Ohio State’s associate vice president for agricultural administration and dean for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, joined ODA director Bob Boggs in […]

Kent State Salem adds new bachelor’s degree in horticulture technology

Friday, June 26, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Kent State Columbiana County’s Salem Campus has added a bachelor’s in horticulture technology to its growing number of four-year degrees. The degree was recently approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. Program Director Stanley Jones said students can earn both an associate degree and the new bachelor’s degree at the Salem Campus. […]

Don’t miss the chance for broadband in southern Ohio

Friday, June 26, 2009

Editor: Like many of your readers I live in the countryside, out of reach of modern broadband and barely in range of cellular service. I, for one, would like to see that situation improved. The problem is that the population and income densities where I live are just too low for the major telecom companies […]

What is really going on in these days of vast “over-supply?”

Friday, June 26, 2009

Editor: An article on a Web site, taken from USDA’s Livestock, Dairy, Poultry Outlook Report, dated June 17, 2009, grabbed my attention when it stated that commercial dairy exports this year are expected to total 19.7 billion pounds on a skims/solids basis. How could this be? Exports of nonfat dry milk were very strong last […]

The Great Buckeye Tractor Cruise: A different kind of camp fundraiser

Thursday, June 25, 2009

CELINA, Ohio — ABN Radio will host the second annual Great Buckeye Tractor Cruise July 25, which begins 8:30 a.m. at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. The 40-mile drive, given the slogan “A Few Miles for Many Smiles”, raises funds for Camp Quality, a program that allows children with cancer to enjoy summer camp. Organizer of […]

Senate, House pass livestock care ballot initiatve

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The bills authorizing an agricultural ballot initiative, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6 have officially been passed through both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Senate.

Horse theft leaves girl heartbroken

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A young woman falls prey to a horse thief at the Ohio high school rodeo finals in Champaign County.

Collectibles sell high at auctions

Thursday, June 25, 2009

– Barry Densmore and Gene Mattingly of Densmore Auctions, Madison, Ohio, held an auction June 12, with 109 registered bidders — a small crowd for the company. The top-selling item was a Victorian cranberry opalescent syrup pitcher that sold for $2,200. Bidding started with five or six bidders, with the winning bidder calling in by […]

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