OBERLIN, Ohio — The New Agrarian Center and NEOFoodWeb.org are hosting the Local Food Summit 2012 March 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lorain County Community College’s Sptizer Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio.
COLUMBUS — Organic products certified in the United States or in Europe may be sold as organic in either region starting June 1.
In-school meat processing labs opening across West Virginia.
WILMINGTON, Ohio — Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company conducted a farm sale on nearly 345 acres in Clinton County Feb. 16.
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance have teamed up to offer a shale gas workshop series for landowners this winter.
DENVER — According to year-end statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation , exports of U.S. pork, beef and lamb set new records across the board in 2011, reaching all-time highs in both volume and value and exceeding $11.5 billion in total value.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio AgriBusiness Association and the Ohio Soybean Association have joined forces to offer weed resistance workshops at three events across the state.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced Feb. 1 it will “re-propose” the portion of its regulation on child labor in agriculture interpreting the “parental exemption” that drew fire from the U.S. farming community.
(Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 6 to note a corrected phone number.) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Crops Management Team is offering two crops conferences in western Pennsylvania during February.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The world’s feed production has reached an estimated 873 million metric tons, according to a global survey commissioned by Alltech. Conducted through Alltech’s regional managers, the survey assessed the tonnage of 132 countries and all species.
Sessions also cover tax management strategies for landowners.
COLUMBUS — Countryside Conservancy and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association are offering a series of free webinars designed for specialty crop growers.
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — New records for production by registered Jersey cows were established in 2011, according to the American Jersey Cattle Association.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hog production returned to profitability in 2011, but producers remain cautious about the future. This is evidenced by the modest expansion of the breeding herd as reported by USDA at the end of the year, said a Purdue University Extension economist.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Sale of Champions kicked off the Junior Livestock Sale Jan. 10 at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Grand and reserve champion lambs, pigs, steers and goats sold to the highest bidders, bringing $35,200.
“If we’re ashamed of what we’re going, maybe we shouldn’t be doing it.” Opening the barn doors at Pa. Farm Show ‘Today’s Agriculture’ exhibit.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hayden Demniak, 11, of Carmichaels, Greene County, claimed the top spot in the market lamb show at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Holstein Association USA reports that 2011 was an exceptional year for U.S. Registered Holsteins. Enthusiasm for the Holstein breed is high and growing, evidenced by the 360,149 Holsteins that were registered, as of Dec. 31.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Supreme Champion swine at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show was the winning Yorkshire, JTPS1 Flair 1-9, exhibited by James Parlett of Airville, Pa., York County.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The sales, held March 30 and April 16 offer an affordable way to market bulls from multiple breeds in one location and on one day.