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Pa. marketing network supports beef producers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WAYNESBURG, Pa. — Western Pennsylvania’s beef producers have developed a marketing non-profit organization, Keystone Beef Marketing Network, to boost their bottom lines by improving market prices. KBMN was formed with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Center for Beef Excellence to help Pennsylvania beef farmers selling feeder calves, yearlings and fed cattle […]

Unwanted horses are victims of economic turmoil

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Researcher considers sterilization as option for controlling horse population.

Two Holsteins recognized as Gold Medal Sires

Saturday, September 4, 2010

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — The Holstein Association USA Inc., Brattleboro, Vt., has awarded the Gold Medal Sire designation to two Select Sires bulls — 7HO8477 Willow-Marsh-CC GABOR-ET (EX-90) and 7HO8856 Ri-Val-Re-2338 NIAGRA-ET. The Gold Medal Sire designation was given to these bulls in recognition of the superior type and production of their officially tested and […]

Reader: HSUS shouldn’t hold ag community hostage

Friday, September 3, 2010

Editor: This letter is in response to the Humane Society of the United States. People are killed each day on a bicycle. We do not ban them. People are killed each day on a motorcycle, and we do not ban them. Ohio remains one of the many states that does not share the views of […]

Ag secretary reports rural economy is strong and farm exports are growing

Friday, September 3, 2010

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently released the following statement in response to two USDA reports that show the strength of the overall rural economy and growth in agricultural exports: “Today’s reports are encouraging news. They show that while American agriculture has struggled through difficult economic times, the 2008 farm bill … and the […]

Letter writer twisted OFBF statement

Thursday, September 2, 2010

OFBF has committed to protecting dog breeders’ rights to utilize responsible animal husbandry and business practices in areas such as genetics, nutrition, housing and marketing, including the auction system.

Ag Expo is Sept. 11 at McClester Farm

Thursday, September 2, 2010

MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Mahoning, and Stark SWCD offices are working together to present the fourth annual Agriculture-Natural Resource-Conservation Expo. The expo offers free parking, free admission and free demonstrations. This year it will be held Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Ag Expo is held at the McClester Farm […]

Vacation with us…Despetorich

Thursday, September 2, 2010

When Dolores Despetorich of Pulaski, Pa., and Agnes Wyitz took a trip to Paris they knew there were essentials one needed for international travel. Of course the Farm and Dairy was at the top of the list.

Animal industry considered “acceptable collateral damage”

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Editor: As an animal owner I was completely stunned on June 30 with the announcement of the “agreement” between Gov. Strickland, OFBF/Commodity Leaders and HSUS. In the weeks since, I have researched all three groups and the “agreement.” However, representatives of both the OFBF and the governor’s office give very different answers to the very […]

Nearly 2,000 accepted into program that gives health care coverage to early retirees

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program. Nearly 2,000 employers, representing large and small businesses, state and local governments, educational institutions, non-profits and unions have been accepted into the program and will begin to receive reimbursements for employee […]


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