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Be on the lookout for soybean aphids

Friday, April 10, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — High soybean aphid populations are predicted for this growing season in Ohio, continuing the trend of low populations one year and high populations the next, according to Ohio State University Extension entomologists. Prediction basis The prediction is based on information collected last fall in neighboring states. “The main criteria we are basing […]

Program estimates break-even prices

Friday, April 10, 2009

COLUMBUS — With more livestock feedstuffs than corn and soybean grains available to Ohio dairy producers, finding the bargains while managing a balanced diet can be a challenge. As the industry faces a dire economic situation, an Ohio State University computer software program is available to help alleviate some unnecessary management costs. Price estimates SESAME, […]

Pa. milk board: We’re not expanding

Friday, April 10, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board decided April 1 it would not try to capture additional premiums on Pennsylvania milk sold in other marketing areas.

ACRE program enrollment opens April 27

Thursday, April 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced producers can elect and enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program beginning April 27. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 farm bill. “The Average Crop Revenue Election program is an innovative alternative to the traditional farm safety,” Vilsack said. “This new option presents an opportunity […]

Extension 4-H program honored by Ohio National Guard

Thursday, April 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — Just two days shy of the fourth anniversary of “Operation: Military Kids,” the Ohio National Guard honored Ohio State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program with a 2009 Adjutant General Recognition Award. The award Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Major General Gregory Wayt, the Ohio National Guard’s Adjutant General, presented the award at […]

You can get EMS training online

Thursday, April 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, has launched an online training center that provides first responders of all levels free online training opportunities for career development through continuing education (CE) requirements. These requirements are needed for renewal of EMS and Fire certifications […]

Don’t waste your money on bogus nontraditional fertilizer products

Thursday, April 9, 2009

By ED LENTZ and ROBERT MULLEN WOOSTER, Ohio — Many products are frequently marketed as the latest and greatest technology that will improve agronomic productivity of all major crops in Ohio. The question is which ones are legitimate and which ones are wastes of money? Real or fake? Here are a few simple ways to […]

Our values have consequences

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Editor: In his book titled The Great Awakening, Jim Wallis relates the importance of integrity and accountability in doing what’s right and proper in finding solutions to our greatest challenges in life. Unfortunately, wrong decisions have caused chaotic proportions from our depressed economy, scandals of pork-barrel spending, the ability of special interest money channeled to […]

FDA ignoring environmental and economic impacts of feed ban

Thursday, April 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association criticized the decision by the Food and Drug Administration to solicit public comments solely on delaying the implementation of a new feed ban, rather than soliciting public comment on the ban itself. Opposed The association has been opposed to the enhanced feed ban since it was originally proposed […]

Deere to lay off 160 workers at Des Moines shop

Thursday, April 9, 2009

MOLINE, Ill. — Deere and Company will place 160 employees of the John Deere Des Moines Works on indefinite layoff later this month due to reduced market demand for the factory’s products. Deere said the layoffs affect production workers with the least seniority and that employees were told of the plans in meetings April 8 […]

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