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A roundup of FFA news for the week of June 24, 2010.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WHEELING, W.Va. — Six teams participated in the Northwestern Region FFA Land Judging contest, hosted by the Northern Panhandle Conservation District June 10. Natural Resources Conservation Services Soil Scientist Tim Dilliplane organized the event, which was held on the Betty Schafer farm located in Wheeling. The Land Judging and Homesite Judging is a national contest […]

Speak out for dairy industry and back H.R. 5288

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Editor: The Dairy Price Stabilization Bill, H.R. 5288, in the House has a companion bill in the Senate that needs the same support. All Ohio dairy farmers and those who work or support the dairy industry should contact Sens. Sherrod Brown or George Voinovich to ask them to sponsor the bill, with Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

They’re walkin’ on sunshine in Wyandot Co.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The 12-megawatt PSEG Wyandot Solar Farm, in Wyandot County, Ohio, has begun commercial operation.

Soybean rust reported in Texas, but Ohio growers don’t have to worry

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

unlikely that Ohio soybean growers will have to worry about the disease this growing season

We’re getting better at producing ethanol

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

net energy gain from converting corn to ethanol is improving in efficiency

Ohio EPA awards environmental education grant to Youngstown

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

YOUNGSTOWN — Inner city Youngstown families will have an opportunity to learn about and engage in urban gardening thanks to a $17,188 grant from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund. The grant was awarded to Goodness Grows — one of 11 Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $412,000 to support environmental education programs. […]

Marcellus exploration drives river basin monitoring programs in Pa.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s two largest river basins — the Susquehanna and the Ohio — are not just irrigation and drinking-water sources for millions of people downstream. They also have become fountains of information channeling streams of water-quality data to researchers worldwide. Regional challenge Remote sensors dot these waterways to collect and transmit observations […]

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

Sunday, June 20, 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 […]

NMPF: Time to change dairy policy; Need margin protection, F.O. reform

Sunday, June 20, 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 […]

Pa. maple syrup production falls

Saturday, June 19, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s 2010 maple syrup production is estimated at 54,000 gallons, down 41 percent from last year’s production of 92,000 gallons. The value of the syrup produced in 2009 is estimated at $3.50 million, down from the $3.83 million produced in the year 2008. The number of taps in Pennsylvania totaled 465,000 during […]


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