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Factors for successful calving season

Monday, December 21, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Calves born with any sort of difficulty at birth are four times more likely to die than those without, which is why conditioning cows for calving is extremely important, said Ron Lemenager, Purdue University beef nutrition specialist. Three key factors As the spring calving season approaches, producers should look at three […]

Web site helps beginning farmers

Monday, December 21, 2009

BELPRE, Ohio — When the recession forced Lynn Wiblin into unemployment from her manufacturing job earlier this year, she turned to the land to get back on her feet. Following in the footsteps of generations of family farming, she has turned 15 acres in Washington County into a vegetable farm that not only will provide […]

Pa. Milk Marketing Board maintains current dairy price

Monday, December 21, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board decided to maintain the Class I over-order premium price of milk at $2.65 per hundredweight for the six-month period beginning Jan. 1. The board also decided that if milk prices rose to a certain level (Class I mover reaches $15.50 per hundredweight), the over-order premium would be […]

$60 million dollar cheese purchase announced

Friday, December 18, 2009

WASHINGTON — Dairy producers got a welcome surprise Dec. 18 when they found out the U.S. is purchasing $60 million in cheese and cheese products. Benefits many U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement that the Commodity Credit Corporation is making the purchase (CCC) for use in domestic feeding programs through USDA’s Food and […]

Russell Redding confirmed as Pa. ag secretary

Friday, December 18, 2009

It’s official. Former Pa. Department of Agriculture Executive Deputy Secretary Russell Redding takes top spot at ag department.

USDA: Milk producers can expect dairy payment soon

Friday, December 18, 2009

Expected one-time payment to dairymen is 32 cents per hundredweight.

Guebert was spot on about ethanol

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Editor: Alan Guebert’s Dec. 10 editorial “Take it to the non-bank bank” was spot on with its analysis of the likelihood of higher ethanol blend approval by the Environmental Protection Agency. Thanks to the combined effort of a wide-range of agriculture groups and supporters, we will most likely see E15 be approved for consumers as […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — Parliamentary procedure is a meeting run by Robert’s rules of order. The contest is an evaluation of an FFA chapter’s ability to run a meeting by the rules of order. Points are given and taken away depending on how the team behaves according to the rules. On Dec. 2, the Mapleton FFA […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio –On Oct. 25, the Geauga Dairymen 4-H club, along with their families enjoyed lunch together and went to Derthick’s corn maze and animal experience. The club held a business meeting Nov. 29. The club voted to help with the “Fill a Cop Car” program Dec. 12. Members will shop for non-perishable foods and […]

Vacation with us … Hays and Jarvis

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

These Farm and Dairy readers vacationed to Disney World in Florida, along with Farm and Dairy (left to right): Janet Hays of Kensington, Ohio, and Patti, Sarah, Hannah and Doug Jarvis of Homeworth, Ohio.

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