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Feed and grain summit held in Harrisburg, Pa.

Friday, February 27, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Industry professionals interested in taking an active role in developing regional policies and an action plan relating to feed and grain markets can attend the first-ever Feed and Grain Summit. When and where Hosted by the Pennsylvania Feed and Grain Task Force, the summit is slated for March 11 from 8 a.m. […]

Are wind turbines an energy option in Mahoning Valley?

Friday, February 27, 2009

CANFIELD, Ohio — Are wind turbine systems a practical alternative energy source for residents in the Mahoning Valley? An informational seminar will be held March 20 at 1 p.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Canfield-Columbiana Rd., Canfield. Topics The seminar will cover the process in assessing energy usage, legal restrictions, grants and the […]

Dope busted for transporting marijuana

Friday, February 27, 2009

Man from British Columbia arrested for hauling drugs in cattle trailer SUMAS, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Sumas port of entry seized 1,746 pounds of high grade marijuana concealed within the floors of a cattle trailer on Feb. 17 and arrested Edwin Roy Fuller, 39, of Langley, British Columbia. Fuller, […]

Make your own cheese at workshop

Friday, February 27, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Enhance your dairy operation with a farmstead cheese business with the aid of an Ohio State University Extension cheese-making workshop. The workshop will be held April 16-18 at the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County, 39 Wall St., Jefferson. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an optional […]

Ice cutting a tradition for Amish

Friday, February 27, 2009

HOWARD, Ohio — They say it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow somebody some good. This cold January has certainly helped the fuel dealers, and it has put a thick layer of ice on farm ponds.

Monsanto hopes to simplify selection of branded traits

Thursday, February 26, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Monsanto is hoping to simplify trait selection for farmers with the launch of Genuity, which will differentiate the company’s technology products under one platform. Ernesto Fajardo, a Monsanto vice president, said the company’s next generation, value-added trait technologies will be marketed as Genuity beginning in 2010. He said the Genuity family of […]

U.S. needs to produce, not just consume

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Editor: More credit is not the answer to America’s economic problem. Consuming beyond our means is what created our dilemma. Thirty years ago, I worked part-time in a foundry in a non-union Columbiana County for $8.50 hour plus production bonus. Despite three decades of inflation, people are still working at all sorts of jobs for […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

BERGHOLZ, Ohio — The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H club met Feb. 18. Officers were sworn in, including recreation officer Ian Porter. The club welcomed new member Dylan Hughes. C.J. Glenn, Nickolas Glenn, Logan Glenn and Ian Porter gave demonstrations. Club members plan to participate in 4-H Iron Chef and do window decorating at Celebrations in Steubenville, […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — Indian Valley FFA is holding its annual strawberry sales. Prices are roughly $1.50 per pound. Strawberries may be purchased by the half flat for $12 (6 pints) or a full flat for $20 (12 pints). There are approximately 12-14 pounds of strawberries per flat.   Indian Valley FFA students will be earning […]

A lot to learn from cowboy poetry

Thursday, February 26, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — As best as Dean Armstrong can figure, he was at least 18 months old before he started writing. OK, maybe he wasn’t that young, but the cowboy poet has been filling up pages with his thoughts ever since he learned to spell. Anyone who writes knows words can be personal, but last […]

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