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Solar industry reports growth in 2009

Friday, April 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Solar Energy Industries Association recently released the 2009 U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review, finding 2009 to be another year of strong growth despite the economic recession. Overall U.S. solar electric capacity, including both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power installations, increased by 37 percent. This was driven primarily by strong demand in […]

United Producers offering energy risk management options

Friday, April 23, 2010

COLUMBUS — United Producers Inc. announced the launch of risk management solutions on energy, a program that will allow farmers to use options to control risk on energy in smaller increments. United Producers will offer options on gasoline, diesel fuel and natural gas, and these energy options are only available to farmers. Gasoline and diesel […]

A good sign: Old ag collection sparks interest

Friday, April 23, 2010

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Farmers have a tendency to hang onto things. You never know when something might come in handy.

Collector Rob Pennell appreciated such frugality because it helped supply his interest in vintage agriculture related signs, tools and salesman samples.

Chairman hears Pa. farmers’ worries, discusses goals for the 2012 farm bill

Thursday, April 22, 2010

By CAROL ANN GREGG MERCER, Pa. — Farmers took time out of their busy spring schedule to take advantage of having someone from Washington listen to their concerns. Rep. Collin Peterson, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee, spent time recently answering questions from northwestern Pennsylvania farmers. About 35 farmers attended the forum […]

Vacation with us … Jenkins

Thursday, April 22, 2010

After his tour in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2004, Trenten Jenkins wrote, “While it was not much of a vacation, thank you Farm and Dairy for the weekly reprieve.” Trenten … thank you!

Vacation with us … Keene

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Janet and Randy Keene of Salem, Ohio, corralled family and friends Danny Turner, Brent Keen, Brent Keen and Debby Turner of Arizona in Tombstone, Arizona. They posed with Farm and Dairy during a stagecoach ride and we avoided any gunfights during the trip.

Vacation with us … Bundy

Thursday, April 22, 2010

John and David Bundy, brothers from Moon Township, Pa., brought Farm and Dairy along on the their business trip to Ghana, Africa. Thanks to the long-time subscribers for taking us on the long (over 5,400 miles) journey to the city of Accra.

Bullish on renewables: First Earth Day organizer still going green

Thursday, April 22, 2010

GOLDEN, Colo. — Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes had a roller coaster ride as head of the Solar Energy Research Institute 30 years ago, but today he said the drive toward renewable energy is “unstoppable.” “The only question is whether the United States or China or Europe will lead the way,” said Hayes, who was […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ROGERS, Ohio — Country Friends 4-H group met April 5 in the dining hall at Rogers Community Auction. Members reported the March square dance was a huge success for the group. The next fundraiser, a car wash is set for 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 12 at the New Waterford fire department. The group will […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The Hillsdale FFA team placed third at the 2010 state agronomy contest. Individually, Jeff Stimmell placed fourth; Emily Bon placed fifth; Hannah Shock placed ninth; and Kelsey King placed 19th. The team placed 15th at the dairy cattle contest and individual Kalyn Moffett placed 12th. The team placed sixth at the state […]


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