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NFO dairy proposal looks at pricing

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

CORALVILLE, Iowa — The National Farmers Organization is promoting its Cooperative Marketing Initiative, a nongovernmental approach, to help improve general milk price levels across the country. According to Dairy Division Director Bradly Rach, the initiative could become an extension of Cooperatives Working Together, or CWT, and continue to be administered by National Milk Producers Federation. […]

Corn in storage susceptible to mold

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio corn growers may have relished record corn yields in 2009 — with a state average of 174 bushels per acre — but grain quality is turning out to be a different story. Abnormally cool, wet weather late in the production season and during harvest has resulted in widespread levels of vomitoxin […]

Ohio farmers can get help with farmland preservation

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio farmers who want to preserve their farmland through the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program can apply now through April 26. Agricultural easements are voluntary legal agreements restricting nonagricultural development on farmland, with the land itself remaining on the tax rolls and under private ownership and management. Landowners may undertake any […]

Hagen nominated for food safety chief

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — Elisabeth Hagen has been nominated as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Food Safety. Hagen will serve with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The food safety mission of USDA includes the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring […]

Vacation with us … Fisher

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rich, Beverly, Matt and Jenny Fisher of Dover, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along and spent some time in Austin, Texas, to visit relatives. Matt, Jenny and Rich are pictured at the Broken Spoke, which is considered the last of the true Texas dance halls.

Langes named top Ohio tree farmers

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

COLUMBUS — Walt and Donna Lange, of Swanton, have been named the 2010 Ohio Tree Farmers of the Year. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry nominated the Langes for the 2010 Ohio Tree Farmers award because of their commitment to stewardship of their 56-acre tree farm in Fulton County, as well as […]

Vacation with us … Friend

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Holly and Kevin Friend of LaGrange, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along with them to the Big Island of Hawaii on their honeymoon. Kevin snapped a photo of Holly holding Farm and Dairy standing in front of the statue, “The Great Kamehameha.” Kamehameha was the great king who united all the Hawaiian islands under his […]

Market lamb numbers continue to fall

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The number of sheep and lambs on Ohio farms on Jan. 1, totaled 128,000 head, down 2 percent from the 2009 estimate. Total breeding sheep inventory at 103,000 head, is up 3 percent from the previous year. Ewes one year old and older are estimated at 81,000 head, up 4,000 head from […]

Vacation with us … Rose

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kenny and Patty Rose (at right) of Hammondsville, Ohio, stand with Sue and Jim Alkire, owners of ABC Campground in Branson, Mo., outside the campground. They were on the Good Sam Caraventure.

Another 117 acres preserved in Geauga County

Monday, February 1, 2010

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 […]

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