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DuPont alleges anti-competitive conduct by Monsanto

Thursday, May 28, 2009

WILMINGTON, Del. — Monsanto is trying to deny farmers access to alternative technologies at a time when farmers are struggling with weeds that are increasingly resistant to current Monsanto products, according to James C. Borel, DuPont group vice president. Come to expect “The litigation filed by Monsanto is more of what we have come to […]

Auction Roundup — Real estate brings good prices at Kiko auctions

Thursday, May 28, 2009

– Auctioneer Randy Compton of Kiko Auctioneers and Realtors, Canton, Ohio, called an auction by the order of Larry and Judy Hepler April 30 in North Benton, Ohio, with 80 registered bidders. The three-bedroom, two-bath, split-level home sold for $145,000. The top selling item was a 25-year-old Simplicity tractor for $1,300. Other top sellers included […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

NORTH BENTON, Ohio –The Mahoning County Goat Herders 4-H club had a goat meeting May 18 at 7 p.m. at O’Brocks Farm in North Benton. The members went on a field trip to Teddy West May 16 to tour a goat farm. Members also discussed showing at Lisbon Fair Aug. 3-9 (this is an open […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

BEVERLY, Ohio — The Fort Frye FFA attended the National Soil Judging contest in Oklahoma. Team members Josiah Fryman, Heidi Heiss, Greg Heldman and Derek Kirkbride won second place in Rural Soil Judging in Ohio and won the opportunity compete in the National Soil contest. The team placed 23rd in the nation for land judging. […]

Reader welcomes HSUS to Ohio with open arms

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Editor: As a Farm Bureau member, the victim of one of the six Park Farms broiler grow-out operations now unable to sell my home for its market value, I do hope that Farm Bureau realizes it must treat all its members the same. For years, I called attention to the plight of our situation by […]

Dump your milk: California dairymen say two-day dump would help market

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California milk producers trying to increase market prices are encouraging dairymen to dump their milk May 31 and June 1.

A little bit of everything: Ohio farm goes for different breeds

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Diversity, sustainability and self-sufficiency are words to farm by for Ralph and Connie Rice of Jefferson. From sheep without wool to short-legged cows, from the maple sugar shack to Connie’s quilting machine, Riceland Meadows is a farm marching toward as much independence as anyone can achieve on 73 acres. The unwoolly woolies […]

Globalized agriculture requires regulation

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The food chain goes well beyond the farm, so get ready for more regs.

Happy cows, as ankle bracelets prove, like to relax

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You know a barn is full of happy cows when you see them all lying down.

‘Thanks, Dad’

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

He taught you how to drive a tractor, pushed you on the swing and drove you to all your sports practices. He silently held your hand through the rough times and loudly celebrated your achievements. He instilled in you a strong work ethic. He is your protector, the constant in your life and your go-to-guy. […]

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