WASHINGTON — The USDA is offering a new Transition Incentives Program (TIP) to encourage retired or retiring farmers to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. Producers who want to apply for the program can start signing up now. If all program requirements are met, the new program provides annual rental […]
COLUMBUS — When bad weather prevents planting or damages crops, farmers must report the acreage to the local USDA Farm Service Agency office within 15 days of the final planting date of the crop, This applies to all crops, whether covered by crop insurance, not covered by insurance, or covered by FSA’s Non-insured Assistance Program. […]
WASHINGTON — China gave official notice May 14 that it is accepting shipments of U.S. pork. Pork produced on or after May 1 now can be exported to China. The Asian nation closed its market to U.S. pork in late April 2009 in the wake of an outbreak in humans of novel H1N1 influenza, which […]
Worthington, Ohio — The Ohio Soybean Association is announcing the launch of the state’s first-ever Soybean Yield and Quality Contest for the 2010 growing season. Contestants must be current members of OSA and raise at least 10 acres of soybeans in Ohio. Those who are not members may join when entering the contest. The entry […]
WILMINGTON, Ohio — In honor of the Clinton County bicentennial celebration this year, some 52 barns will sport patterns of yesteryear for the Barn Quilt Tour. A barn quilt self-driving tour map is available from the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 877-428-4748. Highlights As a distinct event of the 2010 Clinton County bicentennial, […]
ITHACA, N.Y.— Ships may not have recently introduced a deadly virus that has killed large numbers of fish in several Great Lakes since 2005 as previously thought, reports a new Cornell study, but the virus may have been present for decades. New finding. Its new finding is that “viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) could be […]
After visiting Madison Central, or “Hanoi Hilton” in Vietnam, John and Paula Szalay, of Peninsula, Ohio, brought Farm and Dairy to ancient temples and ruins in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. What an exciting and educational trip!
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The executive committee of the Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center has authorized the initiation of a heifer development and breeding program at the facility near State College in Centre County. Nominations are now available for eligible heifers and performance testing of bulls at the center, according to John Comerford, associate professor of […]