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Vacation with us … Yoder

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Henry Yoder of Hanoverton, along with his sister-in-law Becky Kountz of Wyoming, brought Farm and Dairy along during their trip to Zambia. They brought supplies to the Chande Orphanage and did additional projects during their visit in January. Thanks for bringing Farm and Dairy along on such a fantastic trip and thanks for not losing […]

Allegheny couple files lawsuit against Pasture Maid Dairy in New Castle, Pa.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa.— A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a couple who reportedly fell ill after ingesting raw milk from a Lawrence County, Pa. dairy. James and Maureen Orchard, of Mars, Pa., reportedly suffered from symptoms in March by Campylobacter. The bacteria was found in raw milk produced by Pasture Maid Creamery LLC of […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

BURTON, Ohio –The Auburn Swine Club met April 18. Club president Bryan Briggs called the meeting to order. Club dues of $20 per member are due immediately. Members discussed Relay for Life, which will be held May 22-23 at Cardinal High School, and registration forms were passed out. Briggs gave the livestock sale committee report. […]

Farmers use Sudangrass to subdue Canada thistle for Univeristy of Illinois study

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — Farmers who don’t rely on or want to minimize the use of chemical herbicides need creative solutions to win the battle against aggressive perennial weeds. In ongoing research at the University of Illinois on Canada thistle, Sudangrass is proving to be a worthy contender as a summer smother crop. “Sudangrass get very […]

Loose cows take center stage at Ohio State

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

COLUMBUS — Stay calm. When you’ve got a 1,000-pound cow running around loose in a public place, that’s the best advice that Ohio State University Extension ag safety professional Kent McGuire can offer. “The more calm you are, the more calm you can keep the animal simply because it’s in an environment it’s not used […]

Gates Foundation joins fund to support world’s poorest farmers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WASHINGTON — Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, joined representatives of the governments of the U.S., Canada, Spain and South Korea at the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently to launch a global trust fund to help the world’s poorest farmers grow more and earn more so they can lift themselves […]

Eastern Ohio Grazing Council formed to help local producers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The newly formed Eastern Ohio Grazing Council is pleased to offer assistance to landowners wanting to learn more about grazing and pastureland. The council, compiled of local producers and assisted by local government support, has planned working sessions to answer questions from the most elementary to the most difficult related to grazing. […]

MSU helps form Michigan cheese cooperative

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Move over Wisconsin cheese, here comes Michigan cheese. That’s what the 11 members of the newly formed Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative are hoping. The cooperative will work together to market their products, leverage buying power and help each other through the challenges of cheese making. The Michigan State University Product Center […]

Website helps predict pest problems

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Web-based resource developed by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is helping crop producers manage insects, diseases and weeds, often while reducing the need for pesticides. The Pennsylvania Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education, or PA PIPE (, incorporates National Weather Service data and knowledge of pest […]

U.S. and Brazil may be inching closer to resolution in cotton dispute

Monday, April 26, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States and the government of Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a fund for technical assistance and capacity building related to the cotton sector in Brazil. Under the memorandum of understanding, the fund may also be used for activities related to international cooperation in the cotton sector in countries in […]


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