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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

HIRAM, Ohio — Auburn Swine 4-H Club held a meeting Aug. 1. The club voted on the Jr. Fair king and queen candidates. Michael Juh gave a demonstration on how to select a feeder pig. Pictures and information cards will be needed at the next meeting for the buyer’s packets. Barn setup for pig and […]

Cattlemen’s Beef Board approves 2011 budget

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Other board action addresses separation of Federation and policy divisions of NCBA.

Farm expenses decline first time since 1986

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WASHINGTON — After setting a record high in 2008, U.S. farm production expenditures decreased by $20 billion in 2009. This is the first major decline in 25 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service. Average spent The average production expenditures per farm fell 6.4 percent in 2009, from $140,075 to […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: Bus tours to agricultural research areas offered at Ag Progress Days

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

University Park, Pa. — Hiking around the 1,500-acre Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs would be a taxing way to learn about the science of agriculture, but for those interested in agricultural research, there’s an alternative. Research tours During Penn State’s 2010 Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 17-19, visitors can be […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: Crops and soils tent provides crop management answers

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Folks with questions about managing their crops or weeds can get answers at the Crops, Soils and Conservation Tent at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 17-19. Visitors to the crops and soils area can also take the Weed ID quiz and/or bring weeds with them for the experts to identify. […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: Tradition continues strong with Equine Experience

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days has a history of delivering attractions and activities that educate and entertain horse lovers of all ages and experience levels. Events The 2010 version of the exhibit will be no exception, as Penn State’s Equine Science team and the College of Agricultural […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: From fields to stables, Ag Progress Days has full lineup of exhibits

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The commercial side of agriculture will be on display at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 17-19, at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs. “Farm operators are busy people trying to run their businesses as efficiently as possible. The opportunity to see, learn about and compare the […]

Ohioans watch Russian wheat disaster

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

DELAWARE, Ohio — Wheat farmers throughout Ohio could be planting more wheat this fall, as the demand and price per bushel has increased because of a recently announced ban on wheat exports from Russia. Drought and wildfires are becoming common terms in Russia, as the wheat harvest is in danger.

Strickland ignored voters wishes

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Editor: One man, Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District in California, thwarted the will of 7 million California voters by striking down the homosexual marriage ban they approved. As your readers know, one man, Gov. Ted Strickland, thwarted the will of Ohio voters by undercutting the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

USDA announces SURE program application cutoff

Monday, August 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess today announced that producers have until Sept. 30 to submit an application for payment under the 2008 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. Details SURE provides financial assistance for crop production and or quality losses due to a natural disaster. “We want producers to be aware of […]


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