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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 […]

Haitian government plan calls for $700 million investment for ag sector

Saturday, January 30, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is calling for international donors to support a $700 million investment plan in the agricultural sector to repair earthquake damaged infrastructure, boost national food production, and create employment for people fleeing Port-au-Prince. The plan was drawn up by the Haitian government. Cornerstone The […]

PA Preferred: It’s relationships that count

Thursday, January 28, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. — This year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show is all about building “relationships.” Guests of the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s new PA Preferred Reception, hosted the night before the Farm Show’s official public opening, sampled entrees from a host of locally grown and processed food items. Most importantly, visitors learned what […]

Dairymen form PAC to be heard in D.C.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rocked by a year of historically low milk prices, dairy farmers are taking their case to Washington to seek changes in how the price of milk is set. Dairy farmers from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio have started a federal lobbying effort to call for changes in the milk pricing system and demand that the USDA enact provisions in the farm bill that will help farmers.

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