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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 […]

Why is government involved in prices for farmers?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Editor: I am not a farmer. That may be why I don’t get it. I don’t understand why farmers want or need the government to get involved with milk prices. If a price on any commodity is artificially set or, worst yet, controlled by the government, what is the long-range sustainability of the that market? […]

Guebert is out of touch

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Editor: Alan Guebert proves over and over he is completely out of touch with the real issues facing today’s cattle producers. His Dec. 3 piece (“While I can’t do math, I can read”) about agriculture competition is off-base and misinformed. As a cattle rancher and officer of the nation’s oldest and largest national cattlemen’s association, […]

Generous buyers help make Pa. Farm Show Sale of Champions successful

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Youth champions top last year’s sale at the 2010 Pa. Farm Show.

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