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Young farmers, ranchers face concerns but express optimism for the future

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WASHINGTON — Profitability, increasing government regulations and the impact of activist groups are the top concerns of America’s leading young farmers and ranchers, according to a survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Despite the challenges, 80 percent of those responding to the federation’s 18th annual survey of young farmers and ranchers say they […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget (or at least ‘hazard a guess’ as to its use).

Vilsack names new National Dairy Board appointments

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 12 members to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve three-year terms beginning immediately. Newly appointed are: George E. Marsh, Oregon (Region 1); Ray S. Prock, California (Region 2); Arlene J. Vander Eyk, California (Region 2); Brian W. Esplin, Idaho (Region 3); Neil […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met March 9 at North Benton Presbyterian Church, with 41 members present along with 11 Cloverbuds. Members were advised that project books were available and they could be picked up. Members needing new club shirts were advised to contact Adviser Sharen O’Brock. Adviser Rita Jarvis discussed […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CRESTON, Ohio — The Norwayne FFA chapter members recently held an official monthly meeting March 8 at the Creston Middle School. The members passed a motion to have the chapter pay for two students to attend WLC this coming summer and for all student registration fees at the State Convention. The chapter also voted on […]

Ohio’s first eaglet of 2010 hatches in Huron County

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

COLUMBUS — The first eaglet of 2010 has hatched in Huron County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The agency’s volunteer eagle watchers, who have been observing this nest (named the “Pontiac” nest) since incubation began in early February, reported at least one eaglet hatched on March 5. It will […]

Select Sires: Gratitude offspring semen sales will continue

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jersey calves bred from Gratitude offspring matings will enter herd registry without prefix.

Guest commentary: When will farmers stop and listen?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

By refusing to find the middle ground on issues, farmers may find that a government driven by voter demand will make the decisions for restraint with or without the farmer’s point of view being considered.

Deworming young horses: When and what is best?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — The thought of your new foal becoming infected with worms is a bit too much to bear for many horse owners. All it takes is one face-to-face meeting with a squirmy white roundworm, the type of parasite most common in horses under two years of age, and you’ll never again complain about […]

Pa. loosens firewood rules

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Out-of-state firewood producers now have two additional treatment options for exempting their firewood products from a quarantine meant to keep harmful invasive species from entering Pennsylvania: heat treatment and fumigation. The 2007 firewood quarantine was issued to prevent the spread of exotic invasive species like the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, […]

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