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Switching to organic pork production has potential advantages, drawbacks

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sales of U.S. organic products, including pork, grew more than 17 percent from 2007 to 2008, and the consumer demand is expected to continue despite the current economic downturn.

Low milk prices for farmers threaten local and regional economies

Thursday, May 21, 2009

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — The drastic drop in milk prices paid to farmers over the past year has led to an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers who, on average, are being paid less than half the cost of production. Low prices and high production costs threaten to push nearly one-third of dairy farmers off their land […]

Lisbon fire comes under investigation

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Investigators probe fire at home owned by man at the center of lawsuit with Witmer’s, an area grain elevator.

Alfalfa needs right amount of boron

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Alfalfa growers should consider whether or not boron should be added to their potassium and phosphorus application, said Keith Johnson, a Purdue University Extension forage management specialist.

Honey bee losses decrease in USA

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WASHINGTON –Some positive news from the honey bee world is being released. The number of honey bee colony losses has decreased across the country but it doesn’t mean that commercial bee keeping is in any less trouble financially.

Farm Credit reports first quarter earnings

Thursday, May 21, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farm Credit Services of Mid-America announced earnings of $40.2 million for the first quarter of 2009.

Auction Roundup – Rotary Club of Wooster auction a success

Thursday, May 21, 2009

– The 34th annual auction of the Rotary Club of Wooster was held April 10-11 at Wooster High School and despite the economic downturn, more than 750 bidders, with 427 buyers, attended. The sale grossed more than $140,000 with more than 2,150 lots sold in five venues with more than 50 hours of selling. Items […]

Carroll County couple builds farm, family

Thursday, May 21, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The story of one family’s cattle farm started when two college sweethearts met through their love of agriculture. Todd and Kim Davis first met at the American Royal, a national livestock show held in Kansas City, Kan., while both were in high school and then they reconnected while attending The Ohio State […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Ridge Runners 4-H club met May 12 at the Bowman Ridge Community Center. Old business included the goat and lamb weigh-in that took place May 2, goat and rabbit overnighter that took place April 25-26 and the Blue and Gold steer show May 9. New business included the Elizabethtown Festival May […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — Ten members from the Crestview FFA traveled to the 81st FFA State Convention May 1. While the Meats Team, consisting of Heath Gray, Loren Hulit, Sam Grauer, Jeb May, Abe Sauder and Andy Sloan competed at the state level, delegates Dale Shoup and James Dotterer attended the first session of the convention […]

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