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USDA extending 2008 buy-in waiver for agricultural disaster assistance

Thursday, April 2, 2009

COLUMBUS — Producers who suffered crop losses in the 2008 crop year now have an additional opportunity to buy eligibility for Farm Service Agency disaster assistance. Deadline “Producers now have until May 18 to pay a buy-in fee to become eligible for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program, Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish […]

Online appraisal course available

Thursday, April 2, 2009

FREDERICK, Md. — Appraisal Course Associates, a leading developer of USPAP-centered instructional books and courses for the personal property appraiser has announced the first-ever and only online course for the personal property appraiser. Course The course, “Dave Maloney’s Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising Featuring USPAP,” makes use of the latest in sophisticated university-level […]

Feed the hungry with your garden veggies

Thursday, April 2, 2009

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Millions of Americans from all walks of life are struggling to make ends meet and in some cases, even put food on the table. An estimated one in eight Americans suffers from hunger and that number is climbing for families and children. Now more than ever, these challenging economic times provide opportunities […]

Auction Roundup — Farm equipment, collectibles hot items at March auctions

Thursday, April 2, 2009

- Hess Auction Co. LLC of Buford, Ohio, held an auction March 18 in Hillsboro, Ohio, by order of Robert Nave, owner. An IH 1086 tractor was the top-selling item at $13,000. Hess Auction Co. LLC also held an auction in Hillsboro March 6 where the top-selling item was a Case 445 skid steer for […]

Wayne County, Ohio, developing manure swap

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A new pilot project in Wayne County, Ohio, hopes to transform manure from what some would consider waste into a marketable product that could be bartered among agricultural producers or sold to gardeners, landscapers and others seeking a “green” source of high-quality fertilizer.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 2, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

LISBON, Ohio — Columbiana County 4-H has established a camping program open to all youth 8-14, sponsored and run by the Extension staff. The camp, located in Windsor, Ohio, in Ashtabula County offers many programs for campers such as shooting sports, swimming, canoeing, crafts and outdoor education. Counselors and staff come from the 4-H program. […]

Increased cost of starter fertilizer has farmers seeking alternatives

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With the phosphorus-containing starter fertilizer 10-34-0 averaging nearly $1,000 per ton, many farmers are asking, “Do I really need to include phosphorus in my starter fertilizer?” A Purdue University specialist said it depends on soil temperature and tillage, soil phosphorous level, irrigation and yield potential. Know the formula The starter fertilizer […]

Friends of Ohio Barns conference includes tour, demonstrations

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

BLUFFTON, Ohio — The 10th annual Friends of Ohio Barns Conference will be held in Bluffton April 24 and 25. The central theme of this year’s event will be the celebration of 10 years of stewardship, education and preservation efforts to save old barns, valuable icons of our Ohio agricultural heritage. This year’s economized event […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

COLLINS, Ohio — On March 21, two members of the Western Reserve FFA competed for top honors at the state FFA Public Speaking contest at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Freshman Katelyn Miller and junior Hope Spishak competed amongst the top 20 speakers in the state in each of […]

Ag groups push EPA to fight courts on pesticide application ruling

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

[Corrected April 1, 2009, 11:45 a.m.] SALEM, Ohio — Farmers who apply pesticides on fields near waterways may soon need permits to do so. That’s according to a recent ruling by the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which says pesticides are pollutants and will require farmers to secure a Clean Water Act permit before […]


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