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Drought threatens Pa. well water levels

Monday, September 27, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — After months of very little rainfall — and with long-term weather forecasts predicting little improvement through fall and early winter — well owners across the state have begun to grow uneasy, according to a groundwater expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. All of Pennsylvania is under a drought watch, […]

State PACE programs growing despite cuts

Monday, September 27, 2010

WASHINGTON — According to new statistics released by American Farmland Trust’s (AFT) Farmland Information Center, state governments’ efforts to protect agricultural land through purchase of agricultural conservation easement (PACE) programs accelerated in 2009 despite funding shortfalls. PACE programs pay farmers and ranchers to permanently protect their land with a conservation easement that limits future development […]

Ohio farm families honored for conservation efforts

Monday, September 27, 2010

Five Ohio farm families received the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award Sept. 23 at the Farm Science Review: John M. Buck, Marion County; Eugene and Dean Welch, Ashland County; Stanley and Rick Moore, Harrison County; Larry, Richard and Sam Kinney, Logan County; Martha Gerber Rittinger, Ross County.

The pros and cons of miscanthus: uses more water, leaches less nitrogen

Saturday, September 25, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In the search for the perfect crop for biofuel production, miscanthus has become the darling to many. But in an effort to not be charmed by its enormous potential for biomass production, researchers at the University of Illinois are taking a careful look at the pros and cons of its behavior in […]

Vacation with us…Stewart

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Farm and Dairy has traveled to numerous vacation spots, but some of the best are the nation’s national parks. Being loyal readers, Jim and Sheila Stewart and granddaughters Brittany and Hannah took along a copy of the Farm and Dairy to the Great Smoky Mountains. Thanks for bringing us a long for the ride!

Vacation with us…Minor

Thursday, September 23, 2010

When Kevin Minor of Wellsburg, W. Va., wanted to surprise his wife, RuLetta, on their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Trelawny, Jamaica, he had everything planned out. Of course, an anniversary naturally needs extra charm. Luckily, the Farm and Dairy was there to fill the void. Congratulations to both of them! Incidentally, the […]

Vacation with us…Eick

Thursday, September 23, 2010

No matter the climate, the Farm and Dairy loves to travel. Such is the case when Craig Eick (pictured) and his sons Jarrod and Lucas from Alliance, Ohio, traveled north to Alaska. The Farm and Dairy was happy to tag along!

Lawsuit filed by CWT against Illinois livestock auction over herd retirement

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Auction accused of violating terms of recent herd retirement program.

Conservation Reserve Program sign-up benefits producers, protects habitat

Monday, September 20, 2010

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently said USDA will accept 4.3 million acres offered by landowners under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The selections preserve and enhance environmentally sensitive lands, including wetlands, while providing payments to property owners. “Interest in this open enrollment period was high, and I’m pleased that producers and […]

Biomass crops featured in Farm Science Review plots

Sunday, September 19, 2010

LONDON, Ohio — From poplar and willow trees to sweet sorghum and switchgrass, visitors to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review can learn more about the potential for producing bioenergy crops in Ohio. Nearly two dozen biomass crops will be part of the demonstration plots exhibited at the east end of Friday Avenue of the […]

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