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USDA to hold meeting by teleconference

Monday, October 26, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will hold a public meeting on proposed regulations to implement a new program under which state-inspected establishments with 25 or fewer employees will be eligible to ship meat and poultry products in interstate commerce. Directive This will implement a directive of the 2008 […]

Cattle prices ride the recovery upward

Saturday, October 24, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — A host of economic indicators suggest that the recession has ended — with more positive than negative signs for the U.S. and the world economies — signaling a recovery for the cattle industry as well. “Unfortunately the beef industry rode the recession downward. So far this year, through the month of September, […]

Association to hold annual conference

Friday, October 23, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will hold its 31st annual conference, “Growing with Integrity, Eating with Intention,” Feb. 13-14 in Granville, Ohio. The pre-conference is Feb. 12. The conference will feature more than 50 informative, hands-on workshops, exhibitors, a fun and educational kids’ conference, homemade meals featuring local organic foods, a […]

‘Fruitbots’ could save growers money, create high-tech jobs

Friday, October 23, 2009

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Advancements in the mechanization of farm equipment are reducing labor costs, increasing efficiency and improving profits for area growers of specialty crops. Specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, including Washington’s largest crops, apples, grapes and potatoes) make up a $45 billion per year industry characterized by the need for intensive cultivation. But […]

Multi-state water quality trading effort launched in Ohio River Basin

Friday, October 23, 2009

WASHINGTON — American Farmland Trust is teaming up with Electric Power Research Institute, the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission, Duke Energy, American Electric Power, Kieser and Associates, Hunton and Williams, The Miami Conservancy District, University of California at Santa Barbara, Ohio Farm Bureau, Hoosier Rural Electric Cooperative and Tennessee Valley Authority to establish a water […]

Marcellus shale summit set in N.Y.

Friday, October 23, 2009

OWEGO, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with a number of local and statewide partners, will host a Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Summit at the Owego Treadway Inn, in Owego, N.Y., Nov. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local government officials, landowner coalition representatives, citizens seeking more information, industry representatives, environmental advocates, and […]

New research turbine is commissioned

Friday, October 23, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Siemens Energy Inc. have formally commissioned a new 2.3 megawatt Siemens wind turbine at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center. The turbine is the centerpiece of a multiyear project to study the performance and aerodynamics of a new class of large, land-based machines […]

I must vote no on Issue 2

Friday, October 23, 2009

Editor: Voters will decide whether or not to amend Ohio’s Constitution for the purpose of creating a 13-member Livestock Care Standards Board that will essentially govern every aspect of Ohio’s agriculture community where livestock is concerned. I must admit that having not been engaged actively in farming for some years, I really didn’t pay too […]

Vegetable and berry growers seminar set

Friday, October 23, 2009

GREENSBURG, Pa. — The Western Pennsylvania Vegetable and Berry Growers seminar will be held Nov. 17 at the Days Inn, Butler, Pa. The meeting features local and regional experts speaking about vegetable and berry growing and marketing. It also includes a trade show consisting of major regional suppliers, seed companies and others. There will be […]

USDA enrolls 255 million base acres on 1.7 million farms in programs

Friday, October 23, 2009

WASHINGTON — Approximately 255 million base acres on about 1.7 million farms were enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program and in the Average Crop Revenue Election program. Direct payments USDA will issue nearly $4 billion in 2009 final direct payments to eligible producers on approved contracts. Producers have already received advance payments of approximately […]


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