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Center for Food and Animal Issues backed by Farm Credit Services

Thursday, August 13, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s newly created Center for Food and Animal Issues received a significant boost thanks to a $100,000 donation approved by the board of directors for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $15.5 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving over 85,500 farmers and rural residents. According to a press release from […]

OSU professor awarded M.S. Swaminathan Award

Thursday, August 13, 2009

NEW DELHI, India — Ohio State University professor Rattan Lal received the prestigious international M.S. Swaminathan Award from the Trust for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences Aug. 11 in New Delhi, India. Lal, a world-renowned soil scientist, is traveling in India with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and Bobby Moser, vice president for Agricultural […]

What was your best buy at an auction?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Are you just dying to share a great deal you got at an auction? Do you have a great story to go with that deal? Then answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Farm and Dairy would like to give you a chance to brag and tell our readers […]

Duplex sells for $92,400 at auction

Thursday, August 13, 2009

- Auctioneer Randy Compton of Russ Kiko Associates Inc. Auctioneers, Canton, Ohio, held a real estate auction July 30 in Canal Fulton, Ohio. The real estate, a duplex with two bedrooms, one bath, a laundry room and an eat-in kitchen per side, sold for $92,400. According to Compton, there were approximately 17 bidders registered and […]

For the love of the Guernsey breed

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Although every dairy farm is unique, some may consider Ealy’s Highland Farm in Mercer County, Pa., to be even more out of the ordinary. Until about four years ago, Dan and Sherry Ealy were milking Holsteins. Today, their 88-cow herd consists of about 25 percent pure Guernseys, with the rest of the […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Four members of the West Holmes FFA, Cynthia Bunch, Victoria Carpenter, Derek Reutter and Kiersten Sigler, attended Ohio Leadership Camp. Members attended four sessions teaching about leadership and problem solving. On July 26, the West Holmes FFA officer team, Tyler Schonauer, Garrett O’Donnell, Victoria Carpenter, Cynthia Bunch, Kiersten Sigler, Jimmy Henry, Jared […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Stephanie Mason was selected to represent Ashtabula County at State 4-H Leadership Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio July 13-17. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nationwide sponsor the program and provide full camp scholarships for up to two 4-H members from each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Mason is the daughter of Mr. […]

Gypsy moth defoliates 44,282 acres in W.Va.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gypsy moth defoliated 44,282 acres of state, federal and private forestland in West Virginia in 2009, down from nearly 81,308 acres in 2008, according to studies conducted by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass stated that “cool, moist conditions during late April and May were ideal for […]

Study: Higher pathogen loads in honey bees affected by colony collapse disorder

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Honey bees in colonies affected by colony collapse disorder have higher levels of pathogens — and are co-infected with a greater number of pathogens — than their non colony collapse disorder counterparts, but no individual pathogen can be singled out as the cause of colony collapse disorder, according to a new […]

Senate bill would boost dairy support price even higher

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Additional help may be on the way for dairy farmers.

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