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Vacation with us … Keene

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Janet and Randy Keene of Salem, Ohio, corralled family and friends Danny Turner, Brent Keen, Brent Keen and Debby Turner of Arizona in Tombstone, Arizona. They posed with Farm and Dairy during a stagecoach ride and we avoided any gunfights during the trip.

Vacation with us … Bundy

Thursday, April 22, 2010

John and David Bundy, brothers from Moon Township, Pa., brought Farm and Dairy along on the their business trip to Ghana, Africa. Thanks to the long-time subscribers for taking us on the long (over 5,400 miles) journey to the city of Accra.

Bullish on renewables: First Earth Day organizer still going green

Thursday, April 22, 2010

GOLDEN, Colo. — Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes had a roller coaster ride as head of the Solar Energy Research Institute 30 years ago, but today he said the drive toward renewable energy is “unstoppable.” “The only question is whether the United States or China or Europe will lead the way,” said Hayes, who was […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ROGERS, Ohio — Country Friends 4-H group met April 5 in the dining hall at Rogers Community Auction. Members reported the March square dance was a huge success for the group. The next fundraiser, a car wash is set for 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 12 at the New Waterford fire department. The group will […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA team placed third at the 2010 state agronomy contest. Individually, Jeff Stimmell placed fourth; Emily Bon placed fifth; Hannah Shock placed ninth; and Kelsey King placed 19th. The team placed 15th at the dairy cattle contest and individual Kalyn Moffett placed 12th. The team placed sixth at the state […]

Vacation with us … Werner

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Harry Werner, Jr. of New Castle, Pennsylvania, brought Farm and Dairy to Flywheeler Park in Ft. Meade, Florida. The Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club helps put on a show to promote the restoration and exhibition of antique engines, tractors and automobiles. Thanks for bringing us along!

Biotech crops helpful, but take management to remain effective

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WASHINGTON — Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically modified crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits — lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields — compared with conventional crops, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, biotechnology crops resistant to the herbicide glyphosate — a […]

DOT regulations meeting slated for May 3 in Mercer

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MERCER, Pa. — A motor carrier enforcement officer from the Pennsylvania State Police will hold an informational session on the current trucking/trailer laws and regulations May 3 at the Mercer County Cooperative Extension office, 463 N. Perry Highway in Mercer. Topics will include age required to drive certain vehicles; commercial driver’s licenses; medical cards; trailers/weights; […]

Michael Bailey named executive director of Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs, chairman of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, has named Michael D. Bailey as the executive director of the board.

Horse owners beware: Eastern Tent Caterpillar numbers up again

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Experts report that eastern tent caterpillar numbers are up for the third consecutive year, although populations vary from location to location. According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture entomologist, now is the time to check wild cherry and related trees for eastern tent caterpillar activity to determine whether management […]

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