Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

Flags should be lowered to half-staff Oct. 5

Friday, October 3, 2008

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has issued the following statement and proclamation in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Oct. 5. “We honor and salute our fallen firefighters for their noble service and great sacrifice to Ohio and our nation,” Strickland said. President George W. Bush has also ordered the U.S. Flag […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Oct. 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

A roundup of FFA news for Oct. 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA chapter sent three members to The Big E in Massachusetts to compete in the agronomy contest Sept. 13-14. The team consisted of Emily Bon, Hannah Shock and Jeff Stimmell. The team was awarded this outstanding opportunity for placing second at the state level. Before arriving at the Big E, […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Oct. 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

TORONTO, Ohio — The Bareshoe Wranglers met recently with 13 members present. The meeting was led by Frank Mayer. The Buddy Walk for charity, Oct. 4, was discussed, and the bonfire party Oct. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. was planned. The next meeting will be Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the joint vocational […]

Missouri Holstein sets new record

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — MS Bayless Champ Flipper-ET, a four-year-old registered Holstein owned by Derek Page, Mt. Vernon, Mo., has produced a record that makes her the all-time champion for butterfat production in a single lactation in the Holstein breed. Calving at 3 years 9 months of age, Flipper completed a 365-day record on three-times-a-day milking […]

Poor farmers to benefit from worldwide initiative

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NEW YORK — The United Nations World Food Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation unveiled a groundbreaking initiative to help poor farmers across the developing world significantly increase their incomes. The initiative, Purchase for Progress, aims to help hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers access reliable markets to […]

China feed demand grows

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WASHINGTON — Higher corn yields are expected in China for 2008 compared to 2007 resulting in 6 billion bushels, said Cary Sifferath, U.S. Grains Council senior director in China. Sifferath and Charles Ring of the Texas Corn Producers Board toured corn fields in the Northeastern provinces of Heilonjiang and Jilin, China to assess the corn […]

The financial crisis: What it means for agriculture in the United States

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By Terry Francl American Farm Bureau Federation The financial melt down in the U.S. that started with the sub-prime mortgage crisis has led to a bailout package proposed by the administration under the leadership of Treasury Secretary Paulson and currently under consideration by Congress. As of Sept. 29, Congress is negotiating the details of the […]

Ranches work to recover from Ike

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ANAHUAC, Texas — Almost two weeks after Hurricane Ike struck the upper Gulf Coast of Texas, shock is being replaced by worry, fatigue and nagging questions among ranchers in Chambers and Jefferson counties. Massive efforts are ongoing to find and care for surviving domestic livestock, dig out from under debris and fallen trees and rebuild […]

Mahoning Farm Bureau celebrates achievements

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mahoning County Farm Bureau celebrated a year of successful programs at its annual meeting. The county received Excellence Awards in the organization and public policy programming areas. It was also awarded the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President’s Award for top overall programming.

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