PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Two property owners and Western Reserve Land Conservancy have teamed up to permanently preserve 117 acres in Geauga County. A 74-acre tract in Newbury Township and a 43-acre parcel in Huntsburg Township have been permanently protected by conservation easements secured by the land conservancy. A conservation easement permanently protects the natural, agricultural […]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is calling for international donors to support a $700 million investment plan in the agricultural sector to repair earthquake damaged infrastructure, boost national food production, and create employment for people fleeing Port-au-Prince. The plan was drawn up by the Haitian government. Cornerstone The […]
By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. — This year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show is all about building “relationships.” Guests of the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s new PA Preferred Reception, hosted the night before the Farm Show’s official public opening, sampled entrees from a host of locally grown and processed food items. Most importantly, visitors learned what […]
Rocked by a year of historically low milk prices, dairy farmers are taking their case to Washington to seek changes in how the price of milk is set. Dairy farmers from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio have started a federal lobbying effort to call for changes in the milk pricing system and demand that the USDA enact provisions in the farm bill that will help farmers.
ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter held a chapter competition for the Job interview CDE. Members who competed for the Division 3 position were Whitney Mullins, Tess Marks and Kim Holcomb. The winner of the competition was Holcomb and she will be going to the district competition Feb. 18 at Federal Hocking High School. […]
MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — The Freedom Riders 4-H club met Jan. 11 at Adviser Tiffany Roberts’ home, with 20 in attendance. The treasurer’s report was given, and it was reported that the Christmas wreath fundraiser brought in $600. The club planned a community service project for March. It also made plans for attending Equine Affaire and […]
CORALVILLE, Iowa — The recent corn price dip of 50 cents to 60 cents per bushel is on the minds of grain growers at National Farmers’ annual farm business meeting held Jan. 18-21 in Coralville, Iowa. But National Farmers Grain Marketing Plus Grain Analyst Pete Lorenz said producers can capitalize on marketing strategies to minimize […]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Jan. 22 against Dean Foods Company, challenging its April 2009 acquisition of Foremost Farms USA’s Consumer Products Division.