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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 […]

Jersey takes supreme banner at Pa. Farm Show

Monday, January 18, 2010

ABOVE: Kristen Mull (at halter), showed the supreme champion at this year’s Pa. Farm Show, Reich-Dale Counciller Hali. Also pictured (L-R) are alternate state dairy princess, Crystal Hitz; Pennsylvania Dairy Princess, Krystal Wasson; Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding; Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess Karla Stoltzfus. HARRISBURG, Pa. — Reich-Dale Counciller Hali, owned by Kristin Mull, […]

Ohio Task Force One ready to depart to Haiti from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Monday, January 18, 2010

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — An 80-member urban search and rescue team is packed and ready to go here, in case their unit will be the next to fly into earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Ohio Task Force One is composed of volunteer members from throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky, highly-trained people anxious to provide search and […]

Atwood Lodge to close Oct. 1 after 45 years

Friday, January 15, 2010

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The 104-room lodge at Atwood Lake Resort and Conference Center will close Oct. 1. The Board of Directors of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District said financial losses suffered over the past several years coupled with projected losses in future years have forced this action. Seek to sell In the interim, the […]

Farm groups submit revised animal ID plan to USDA

Friday, January 15, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cattle industry groups have agreed on 12 principles in the development of a cattle disease traceability identification system and submitted their plan to the USDA.

Eight beef breeds make judges’ decision difficult

Friday, January 15, 2010

HARRISBURG — You could hear a pin drop as everyone anxiously awaited the judges’ decision for supreme champion beef female and bull Jan.11, at the 2010 Pa. Farm Show. The Hereford grand champion female, MH 29R Miss Rock 8181, exhibited by nine year-old Walker Dunn, of Crawford Co. was supreme champion female overall. The supreme […]

Beaver County auctioneer sold his talent at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 15, 2010

Overall Bid Calling Contest winner Lee Hostetter receives his plaque and traveling champion trophy at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show. To his right, Jeff Pennington was named rookie of the year, and finalist Matt Hostetter congratulates the winners. HARRISBURG, Pa. — Lee Hostetter of Darlington, Beaver County, Pa., was named champion auctioneer at the Pennsylvania […]

Steer show takes center stage at 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rowdy ‘Nugent’ wins steer show by topping more than 70 entries.

Staple food prices trend down for fifth straight quarter

Friday, January 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter and are significantly lower than one year ago, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare a meal was $42.90, down $3.13 […]

There are more ethanol costs than meets the eye

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Editor: When it comes to ethanol stories and letters, it seems amazing that we never get to see, read, or hear about the hard problems with this issue. Steve Templin (Letters, Dec. 17, 2009) was correct in talking about the increase in ethanol use would benefit farmers and the industry, and help reduce our dependence […]

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