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A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 13, 2014:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Ohio — During the week of Feb. 16-22, Plymouth FFA planned a variety of activities to celebrate FFA and agriculture. Students competed in the pudding challenge during AAA. The challenge winner was Tony Kitts, with Ryan Stumbo and Parker Kennard giving him competition, earning second and third place. Mikayla Reer, Tayler Patton, Colten Young […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 13, 2014:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

CECIL, Pa. — Enrollment for the 2014 4-H year is open and anyone wishing to join 4-H is welcome to attend the Cecil 4-H club meeting March 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cecil Fire Department on Route 50. The club will be completing the 2014 registration process, selecting new projects for the year and […]

As ice melts, whales, ships more common through Bering Strait

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Three years of recordings reveal more detections of both Arctic and sub-Arctic whales.

Ohio Holstein Convention: Auction totals $244,325 from 71 lots

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There were 71 lots that totaled $244,325, for an average of $3,441.20.

Bill Richards inducted into ODNR Hall of Fame

Monday, March 10, 2014

Bill Richards, Ohio farmer and former chief of the USDA’s Soil Conservation Service, was enshrined into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Hall of Fame.

Portman says gov’t programs should incentivize people to work

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lawmakers talk about ways to get more people working on annual Farm Bureau trip to Washington.

DEP: Radiation levels normal after Greene County well fire

Monday, March 10, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) said that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene County showed no radiation levels above normal “background” levels. On Feb. 13 and 14, DEP’s BRP responded to the Chevron well fire in Greene County to ensure the […]

Insurance and the new farm bill

Monday, March 10, 2014

By DARYLL E. RAY and HARWOOD D. SCHAFFER Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and […]

Do your calves get quality colostrum?

Monday, March 10, 2014

As spring calving season approaches, it is vital calves receive adequate immunity at birth. Because calves are born without an active immune system, they rely on the consumption of antibodies from colostrum for protection against scours and pneumonia.

It’s our 100th birthday, and we’re looking for vintage farm photos!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Farm and Dairy is collecting your vintage photos of farm and rural life for a special 100th anniversary feature.

Gov. Corbett announces alternative fuel grants for natural gas vehicles

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program will open March 1, providing an estimated $8 million in grants for the purchase or conversion of alternative fuel vehicles.

Lawmakers discuss federal tax reform with Ohio Farm Bureau

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lawmakers discuss major tax code reform introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

Spring forward to save energy? Not so fast…

Saturday, March 8, 2014

When the time comes, people around the world turn their clocks an hour ahead come the springtime and turn them back again when autumn arrives. This is because of daylight saving time, an idea first introduced centuries ago by Benjamin Franklin.

Checkoff-funded grant gives culinary students a look at today’s veal

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Veal sizzled in the culinary classroom of Monroe Career and Technology Institute (MCTI) in Bartonsville, Pa., Feb. 24.

‘CSI River Otters:’ Animal forensics, DNA used to estimate population

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The restoration of Pennsylvania’s river-otter population has been, by all accounts, a great success, and a study being conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will soon quantify the accomplishment by yielding population information.

OCM explains its dislike of ‘industrial ag,’ trust in HSUS

Friday, March 7, 2014

Members of Organization for Competitive Markets recently made a visit to Ohio, explaining their market vision and alliance with HSUS.

Beef checkoff: OCM, NCBA at ‘opposite ends of the table’

Friday, March 7, 2014

Organization for Competitive Markets visited Ohio Feb. 25, criticizing the beef checkoff and industrial agriculture.

Huge food show in Dubai is opportunity to showcase U.S. beef

Friday, March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — A dozen leaders of state and national agriculture organizations from around the United States visited the Middle East and Europe through a trade mission organized by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the potential of these two export markets for U.S. beef, pork and lamb. […]

New farm bill gives farmers new options for risk management

Friday, March 7, 2014

The 2014 farm bill gives farm operators and landowners the choice among fixed price supports (PLC) and county- or farm-level revenue coverage (ARC). Although still early, some general conclusions about the programs can be reached.

U.S. exported less ag equipment in 2013

Friday, March 7, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Exports of U.S. agricultural equipment dropped 6 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year for a total of $12 billion shipped to global markets, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, citing U.S. Commerce Department data it uses in trend reports for members. Results were mixed by world region. AEM said […]


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