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Strickland signs Ohio Biopreferred bill; state agencies must purchase bio-products when available

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland signed S.B. 131, legislation that will establish a bio-products preferred purchasing program in Ohio. Proponents hope the effort will spur growth in the state’s bio-products industry, support farmers and help attract business development and job creation to local communities. With the governor’s signature inked Feb. 27, Ohio becomes the first […]

Farmers: Check herbicide ingredients when managing weeds

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — As a new planting season gets under way, Aaron Hager, weed specialist at University of Illinois Extension, cautions farmers to be aware of the differences between glufosinate and glyphosate, the active ingredients in two popular herbicides, before starting weed control applications. When glyphosate-resistant soybean came on the market a few years ago, […]

Overholt Drainage School hosts soil water control training in DeGraff, Ohio

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

COLUMBUS — The Overholt Drainage School in west central Ohio will provide soil water control training for land improvement contractors, farmers, soil and water technicians, consultants and others in similar fields March 22 through 26. The Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 state Route 47, DeGraff, Ohio, serves as the host site for the training event. Overview […]

Penn State embarking on biofuel production

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sometimes huge initiatives start with modest efforts. That may be the case with the oilseed press being operated as a demonstration project by Farm Operations and Services in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Pressing oil primarily from crops being grown by Penn State on university land near the University Park […]

Tractors exempt from Pa. road regs, but not farm trucks

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It looks like farm tractors will be exempt from the new motor carrier regulations being revised in Pennsylvania.

Need more cash flow for your dairy? Basic cheese making course offered

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Artisan cheese making workshop to be held in Ashtabula County in April.

SURE program aids Hardin County farmer and spurs local economy

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — Ohio farmers enjoyed a significant increase in disaster recovery funding as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). SURE. The ARRA modified provisions of the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE) that was part of the 2008 farm bill. As a result, many farmers eligible for SURE received increased disaster […]

Biotechnologies should benefit poor farmers in poor countries

Monday, March 1, 2010

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — The focus of modern and conventional biotechnologies should be redirected to benefit poor farmers in poor countries and not only rich farmers in rich countries, Food and Agriculture Organization said recently. Tools “Modern and conventional biotechnologies provide potent tools for the agriculture sector, including fisheries and forestry,” said Modibo Traore, Food and […]

Vacation with us … Miknis

Thursday, February 25, 2010

While on a fishing and antelope-hunting trip with a friend, Bill Miknis of Navarre, Ohio, took time out to visit Rugby, N.D. The group visited Montana and North Dakota. Thanks for taking Farm and Dairy along.

Vacation with us … Hawkins

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Charlie Hawkins of Minerva, Ohio, a loyal Farm and Dairy subscriber, visited family in Bedford, Texas, over the holidays. The trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dallas Fort Worth Stockyards and a stop off at Billie Bob’s to get a picture holding up a recent issue of Farm and Dairy while Charlie sat […]

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