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PA Preferred: It’s relationships that count

Monday, January 11, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Special correspondent 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 delectable entrees from a host of locally grown and processed food items. Most importantly, visitors learned […]

2010: It’s still not ‘business as usual’ for agriculture

Monday, January 11, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — Let’s start the year as most prognosticators do: predicting what will happen in the next 12 months. But we needed help, so we turned to Chris Hurt, agricultural economist at Purdue University; Tom Schlenker, executive vice president of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America; and Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at Ohio State University. […]

Washington Co. FFA girl wins top honors with goat ‘Ziggy’

Monday, January 11, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Courtney Cowden, of Prosperity, Washington County, Pa., won grand champion market goat in the junior livestock show Jan. 9 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. A longtime FFA member and former 4-H member, Cowden has been showing goats for many years. This is her final year as a junior exhibitor at […]

Stallman tells AFBF: Farmers just aren’t going to take it anymore

Monday, January 11, 2010

SEATTLE, Wash. — In his annual keynote address Jan. 10, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman issued a call to action to Farm Bureau members and a stern warning to critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents’ efforts to change the landscape of American agriculture. Rally needed Stallman spoke at the […]

Late corn harvest lifts prices, for now

Friday, January 8, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In the short run, another round of harvest delays has supported corn and soybean prices, and strong demand for corn for ethanol may also provide longer term support. However, according to University of Illinois Economist Darrel Good, at some point, the soybean market may suffer from a very large South American harvest. […]

Futures market may be last hope for dying U.S. pork industry

Friday, January 8, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Bankruptcy is a terrible word, but one that indicates the pork industry is entering the “last leg down” in this cycle. Attorneys for several large producers have posted the “out of business” sign in recent months.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 7, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

THOMPSON, Ohio — Thompson Ledge Dairymen 4-H club held a meeting Dec. 13 at the Montville Community Center and welcomed a new member. Christmas gifts donated by members were gathered for distribution to our adoptive family. The gifts were delivered a week before Christmas and they were greatly appreciated by the young family. The club […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 7, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Four members of Zane Trace High School’s FFA chapter competed at the state level in the Food Science and Technology Career Development Event Dec. 5 at the Ohio State University. Zane Trace’s team consisted of Sarah Cox, Emily Wright, Chelsi Hempstead and Samantha Grizzell. They placed seventh overall out of 19 teams. […]

Taiwan closes door to some U.S. beef

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WASHINGTON — Despite a recent agreement to allow a full reopening of the Taiwan market to U.S. beef, Taiwanese lawmakers announced Jan. 5 that additional restrictions would be placed on U.S. beef imports, due to alleged safety concerns. Both the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the USDA expressed disappointment at the move, saying […]

Vacation with us … Penk

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Austintown Middle School Assistant Principal Jim Penk and son Jacob Penk of New Middletown, Ohio, traveled to Marine Corps Camp Lejeune, N.C., to welcome home Lance Corporal Jeffrey Penk (son/brother). Jeffrey returned home from a seven-month deployment to the Middle East, just in time for Christmas. Thanks for taking Farm and Dairy along on such […]

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