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A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 21, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter is working on completing SAE record books, filling out State and American Degree applications and Proficiency Award applications. Several members are preparing themselves for upcoming Career Development Events competitions. * * * BELOIT, Ohio — West Branch FFA took part in raising money for the Baker family by […]

Muzzleloader season shows increase in deer harvest

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

COLUMBUS — Hunters took 24,078 deer during Ohio’s four-day muzzleloader season, Jan. 9-12, with Tuscarawas County again leading the state with 1,345 deer checked. In 2008, a preliminary total of 20,659 deer was taken during muzzleloader season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Highest numbers Counties reporting the highest number […]

USDA reports record crops in 2009

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers produced the largest corn and soybean crops on record in 2009, according to the Crop Production 2009 Summary released Jan. 12 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn and beans. Corn production is 13.2 billion bushels, 1 percent above the previous record of 13 billion bushels set […]

Vacation with us … DeGenaro

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Judge Mary DeGenaro and husband Steve vacationed with Farm and Dairy on Maui, the “Road to Hana.”

Vacation with us … Gooderl

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bob Gooderl of Amsterdam, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along when he stopped at the Veterans Memorial at Shinnston, W.Va., on his way to Worthing, W.Va., to visit family and friends.

Tighter Calif. farm regs? Other states invite farmers with open arms

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

COLUMBUS — As reported in the Jan. 17 Wall Street Journal, several state legislatures, poultry industry officials and economic development offices are working to capitalize on the farm-unfriendly nature of California’s new law on housing for egg-laying hens. All are welcome According to the article, Nevada, Idaho and Georgia have been among states promising “friendlier […]

West Virginia bear hunters have second record year

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia hunters harvested 1,828 black bears during the combined 2009 archery and firearms seasons, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The preliminary harvest data for the combined seasons in 2009 is the second highest harvest on record behind only 2008. Hunters took a record 987 bears during the […]

Course to focus on permaculture design

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

YOUNGSTOWN — Green Triangle Project, Grow Youngstown, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association and Habitats Ecological Design will sponsor a course to explore the power of ecological design to create resilience and beauty in communities. The course will be held Feb. 6-7, Feb. 20-21, March 6-7, March 13-14, March 27-28 and April 10-11 in Cleveland […]

Farmland preservation funding opportunity

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

COLUMBUS –The federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program, administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, is now accepting applications for funding. Organizations with an eligible farmland preservation program can apply for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program, which provides up to half of the appraised fair market value of the farm’s preservation easement. […]

National Farmers Union, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association submit joint letter to trade representative

Monday, January 18, 2010

WASHINGTON — The National Farmers Union and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association submitted a joint letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, urging a vigorous defense of the country of origin labeling (COOL) law at the World Trade Organization. Letter On Jan. 8, National Farmers Union and U.S. Cattlemen’s Association filed joint comments in response to […]

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