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Considering timber harvest? Do your homework

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Each weekday morning, I travel the 18 miles to my office at the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. Most often, I use this quiet time to focus on the day’s agenda or plot my strategies for long-term projects and programs. However, efforts to plan my day have been interrupted over recent months by observations […]

EPA delays regs for bulk milk tanks, NMPF asks for clarity on efforts to exempt farm storage tanks.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing back the deadline for dairy farms’ compliance with Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations that may affect bulk milk tanks. In a letter to National Milk Producers Federation dated June 9, the EPA committed to finalizing the SPCC exemption for bulk milk storage […]

Commonwealth preserves 4,000th farm

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board reached a major milestone by preserving the state’s 4,000th farm. “Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation program leads the nation,” said state Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding. “I applaud the farmers who have made the enormous commitment to protect their farm in perpetuity — meaning it will always remain […]

NMPF: Time to change dairy policy; Need margin protection, f.o. reform

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Milk Producers Federation’s board of directors have agreed to move forward with pushing a variety of changes in federal dairy policies. The board voted June 9 to support the package of concepts contained in the federation’s approach to reforming dairy policy, Foundation for the Future. NMPF President and CEO Jerry […]

Gulf oil spill may be bad news for farmers and harm U.S. grain exports

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

AMES, Iowa — With the latest failed efforts to stop the flow of oil from an uncapped well into the Gulf of Mexico, projections are that the spill may not be contained until late summer, or later. Grain prices That could affect grain prices for the United States and overseas markets, according to Iowa State […]

International Farm Transition Network sets date for conference

Monday, June 14, 2010

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The International Farm Transition Network will host their annual conference July 20-23 at the Sheraton Suites. This three day meeting will bring together agricultural professionals, farmers, citizens, and service providers to discuss and learn about exciting projects in farm transition. The conference will highlight the countryside initiative: a partnership between the […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

ROGERS, Ohio — The Country Friends 4-H group will be holding a car wash to raise funds for their group. The event is set for 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 12 at the New Waterford Fire Hall. Donations will be accepted. * * * GEAUGA, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club met […]

USDA hosting workshop in Wisconsin with Dept. of Justice

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WASHINGTON — The USDA and the Department of Justice will jointly hold a public workshop June 25 in Madison, Wis., to examine competition and regulatory issues in the dairy industry. The workshop will be held in the Union Theater at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, 800 Langdon Street, Madison The goals of the workshop […]

Be leery of natural remedies for diabetics

Thursday, June 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —Disease remedies using plant products fill the market, but most have not been tested well enough to be able to assure patients that they really work or that they are safe. Here is what is known about a few products that are often of interest to patients with diabetes. Hydroxycut There are […]

Pa. milk board approves over-order premium formula change

Thursday, June 10, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board approved a change to the formula used to calculate Pennsylvania milk dealers’ over-order premium payments to producers supplying their plants.

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