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Tractors exempt from Pa. road regs, but not farm trucks

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It looks like farm tractors will be exempt from the new motor carrier regulations being revised in Pennsylvania.

Need more cash flow for your dairy? Basic cheese making course offered

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Artisan cheese making workshop to be held in Ashtabula County in April.

SURE program aids Hardin County farmer and spurs local economy

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — Ohio farmers enjoyed a significant increase in disaster recovery funding as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). SURE. The ARRA modified provisions of the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE) that was part of the 2008 farm bill. As a result, many farmers eligible for SURE received increased disaster […]

Biotechnologies should benefit poor farmers in poor countries

Monday, March 1, 2010

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — The focus of modern and conventional biotechnologies should be redirected to benefit poor farmers in poor countries and not only rich farmers in rich countries, Food and Agriculture Organization said recently. Tools “Modern and conventional biotechnologies provide potent tools for the agriculture sector, including fisheries and forestry,” said Modibo Traore, Food and […]

Vacation with us … Miknis

Thursday, February 25, 2010

While on a fishing and antelope-hunting trip with a friend, Bill Miknis of Navarre, Ohio, took time out to visit Rugby, N.D. The group visited Montana and North Dakota. Thanks for taking Farm and Dairy along.

Vacation with us … Hawkins

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Charlie Hawkins of Minerva, Ohio, a loyal Farm and Dairy subscriber, visited family in Bedford, Texas, over the holidays. The trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dallas Fort Worth Stockyards and a stop off at Billie Bob’s to get a picture holding up a recent issue of Farm and Dairy while Charlie sat […]

Vacation with us … Bakan

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bill Bakan of Hartville, Ohio, attended Punkin’ Chunkin’ in Delaware in November and took Farm and Dairy along with him. Punkin’ Chunkin’ has been a part of Delaware for more than 20 years now. Contestants launch a pumpkin to see whose goes the farthest. The event draws tens of thousands of people to the corn […]

Pa. farmers, vets can get free training in animal disease response

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Animal disease response training sessions happening around Pennsylvania will enable farmers, veterinarians and first responders to become frontline defenders against animal illness or agriterrorism. Nine free training sessions will be held throughout the state in March and April. “The first line of defense to protect our animal agriculture sector and consumers are […]

Dairymen can get milk marketing advice on conference calls

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy farmers can learn strategies that may help control milk’s price and increase market value during two March “Mastering the Dairy Business” conference calls hosted by Pennsylvania’s Center for Dairy Excellence. The calls are scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 11 and March 23. First session The first call will look […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SULLIVAN, Ohio –The Black River FFA went bowling Jan. 24 at Strike Out Lanes in Wellington. On Jan. 28, they went to the Elms Nursing Home in Wellington and played bingo with the residents. The upcoming events for the FFA include the job interview contest, ATI Invitational (dairy and livestock judging) and the public speaking […]


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