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USDA expands loan guidance to pork operations

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA is expanding guidance currently in place for loans to contract poultry operations meant to protect them from questionable business practices to include contract pork operations. USDA currently provides guidance to county offices to avoid making loans that may exacerbate integrator business practices that have left some producers suddenly without contracts and unable […]

Jersey board corrects parentage and registry issues, approves new tracking

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

American Jersey Cattle Association makes rulings on Holstein-Jersey genetic mixup

Building a horse barn? Start with the right site

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Improperly-selected sites promote poor drainage from stalls, water standing in and around the barn and soil erosion around the barn.

32 Ohio counties given disaster designation; Pa., W.Va. and Ky. counties also named

Friday, March 12, 2010

COLUMBUS — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack has designated 10 counties in Ohio as primary agricultural natural disaster areas, due to multiple disasters including excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail, freeze, and frost that occurred April 1, 2009 through July 1, 2009. Twenty-two counties were designated as contiguous counties. In addition two […]

Packing a lunch can really save you

Friday, March 12, 2010

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Packing, rather than buying lunch can be well worth the effort. Computing the weekly, monthly — or annual — savings may be all that it takes to decide to dine in, said Linda Beech, a Kansas State University Research and Extension family and consumer sciences agent based in Finney County, Kan., […]

It might be hard to do this spring, but stay off wet soil to avoid compaction

Friday, March 12, 2010

COLUMBUS – With a late harvest, a wet fall and slow-melting snow, Ohio farmers may be facing more compaction issues than usual this spring. But no-till farmers may be better off than others

We need agricultural technology to feed the world

Friday, March 12, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. — To feed a world population projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset.

Vacation with us … Wright

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gracias for the cruise vacation! Faye Wright of Moundsville, W.Va. recently brought Farm and Dairy on a cruise where she was accompanied by her brother and sisters. They took a moment in Cozumel, Mexico to pose for the group photograph.

Vacation with us … Wolfe

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Holly and Brian Wolfe of Denver, Colo. are amused at the Farm and Dairy headline, “Cold and snow?” as they enjoy the warmth and sunshine at Mahogany Bay, Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras. The island stop was part of their mid-winter cruise.

Vacation with us … Trummer

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Farm and Dairy feels like part of the family with Don Trummer of Washingtonville, Ohio, his two brothers Bob and Patt and his children and grandchildren. Bob and his family recently went to Daytona Beach in Florida and gathered for this family photograph.

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