Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Portage County Fair.
WOOSTER, Ohio — William Hughes exhibited the grand champion Holstein and was named as the supreme grand champion dairy exhibitor during the Holmes County Fair Junior Dairy Show. Hughes also won the junior showmanship contest. The supreme junior champion was exhibited by Martin Overholt. Overholt exhibited the junior champion Brown Swiss and also won senior […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A quarantine at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, has been lifted after samples collected from all 116 horses there tested negative for the neurologic form of Equine Herpesvirus, or EHV-1, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said. No threat to humans There is no threat to human health from EHV-1. The […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of people on the wrong side of the poverty line took a turn for the worse during the global food price increase that peaked during the spring of 2008. “By our estimation, more than 100 million people fell back below the poverty line because of that increase,” said John […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pa. Gov. Edward G. Rendell is nominating Russell Redding of Adams County as the new Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture secretary, following the resignation of Dennis Wolff, which is effective Sept. 12.
In less than three hours, a fire destroyed the machinery shed at Kinds’ dairy farm Aug. 25. Find out how the Lawrence County, Pa., men did their best to rescue some equipment and how they’re moving forward with a positive outlook.
WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration named Steven Maurer to serve as state executive director for the Farm Service Agency at the USDA. Maurer is currently the chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a position he has held since 2007. The Division of Natural Areas and Preserves protects […]
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that as part of USDA’s continuing efforts to listen to and respond to the needs of producers in the dairy industry, he is moving forward on establishing the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee and is requesting nominations. Committed “The Obama Administration is committed to working with all sectors of […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — Learn more about selling meat directly to consumers in a free public seminar at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Speakers Speaking will be Kathleen Harris, who started upstate New York’s Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company (http://nelpsc.com/), a new and profitable link between farmers […]
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Despite the struggles in the dairy industry and difficult economic times, government officials and Penn State’s leaders remain hopeful about the future of agriculture. About 700 agricultural producers and professionals gathered during Ag Progress Days for the Government and Industry Luncheon Aug. 19.