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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SPRINGBORO, Pa. — There will be a one-day gathering for 4-H members with teaching on selecting a project animal, nutrition and inoculations, housing and equipment and the finished show animal from 2 to 5 p.m. March 6 at Joe Schwartz Shady Lane Farm, 4268 Beaver St. in Springboro, Pa. For more information, call Yvonne Murkens […]

USDA: Organic dairies must get cows out on pasture 120 days

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WASHINGTON — If you want to follow national guidelines for selling organic milk, your dairy animals must graze pasture during the grazing season — and that must be at least 120 days per year. The USDA announced details Feb. 12 of the final regulation regarding access to pasture for organic livestock operations. This rule amends […]

Ohio’s political rivals — Strickland and Kasich — denounce HSUS ballot plan

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ohio’s two gubernatorial candidates both say HSUS-backed ballot initiative is bad idea.

Farming on the big screen: Documentaries taking one view of agriculture to the masses

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The new documentary, Big River, a sequel to Curt Ellis’ King Corn, premiered at the 31st annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association conference Feb. 13.

Pa. farmers hammered by DOT regs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a series of regulations aimed at operators of farm equipment in Pennsylvania. Those regulations would require farmers to keep logs, prohibit anyone under 18 from working a tractor, and anyone operating a tractor or other farm equipment would need a medical certificate.

Pasture plant may have big benefits

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Forage plant wards off ruminant gastrointestinal nematode.

USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revises projections

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In its February report, USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revised projections of 2009-10 marketing year corn and soybean exports. Corn United States corn exports for the current marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels, 50 million below the January projection, but 142 million above the very low level of a year […]

Jersey bull’s genetics include Holstein; Select Sires pulls bull family from line

Friday, February 19, 2010

Select Sires has temporarily suspended sales of semen from offspring of a Jersey bull/dam line that has been found to contain Holstein genetics.

Workshop to teach barn preservation

Friday, February 19, 2010

JASPER, Ind. — Ohio and Indiana barn enthusiasts striving to preserve history through the restoration of old barns and other vintage structures have the opportunity to attend a BARN AGAIN! workshop in southern Indiana, March 5-6. The preservation workshop will take place at the Dubois County Museum, 2704 Newton St., Jasper, Ind., from 8:30 a.m. […]

Ohio’s Biopreferred bill passes House, awaits Strickland’s signature

Thursday, February 18, 2010

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives voted 92-1 to approve Senate Bill 131, a bill jointly sponsored by Sen. Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard) and Sen. Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin) that encourages the use of biobased products. The bill, which was voted upon Feb. 17, previously passed the Senate unanimously and now awaits Governor Strickland’s signature. […]

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