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Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

Millions available for renewable energy and energy efficiency loans, grants

Monday, September 28, 2009

Millions available for renewable energy and energy efficiency loans, grantsWASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $62.5 million in loans and grants for 705 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in 45 states and Puerto Rico under the Rural Energy for America Program, an important initiative to help rebuild and revitalize rural America. […]

CHS, Agrico Group form joint venture

Monday, September 28, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. — CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company, and Agrico Group, headquartered in Moscow, Federal Republic of Russia, have formed a joint venture company named ACG to manage origination, logistics, export and worldwide marketing of Russian wheat, feed grains and potentially oilseeds. The ACG joint venture does not include other […]

Gov. Rendell urges Milk Marketing Board to help dairy producers

Monday, September 28, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With Pennsylvania’s milk producers facing prices that are 40 percent lower than a year ago, Gov. Edward G. Rendell has written to the state’s Milk Marketing Board asking for their recommendations on how to help dairy farmers survive the unprecedented financial hardships. Bearing the brunt “Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers are bearing the brunt […]

Symposium set to address farm animal welfare issues Oct. 16

Monday, September 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — As animal agriculture comes under scrutiny and animal welfare issues are hotly debated, the time to become educated to proactively address animal welfare issues is now. “Animal welfare is a prominent issue in Ohio and the U.S. and even the world. It’s a topic of interest to producers, consumers, veterinarians, health care professionals, […]

Ohio hog inventory up 6 percent, U.S. hog inventory down 2 percent

Monday, September 28, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio hog producers had 2.04 million hogs on hand Sept. 1, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. The number of market hogs, at 1.88 million head, was up 3 percent from last quarter and up 7 percent from last year. Breeding stock, at 160,000 […]

All-American Dairy Show champions

Monday, September 28, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Topping more than 1,000 entries at the 46th All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, Pa., Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, owned by Allen Bassler, Jr. of Upperville, Va., once again took home the supreme champion title Sept. 24. A seven-time All-American Brown Swiss, this 11-year-old cow was supreme champion of the All-American Dairy […]

King pumpkin record

Sunday, September 27, 2009

(Reed Tychonski photo) Bill Neptune of New Concord, Ohio, set a new record at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Neptune’s entry tipped the scales at 1,503 pounds. That’s 328 pounds heavier than last year’s king pumpkin and 214 pounds larger than any other pumpkin displayed at the festival during its 46 years. Second place went to […]

Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.

Penn State’s Ag Career Day set for Oct. 27

Friday, September 25, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will hold its Ag Career Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The College of Agricultural Sciences has placed a new focus on fostering connections between students and potential employers through the Career and Internship Initiative. The initiative […]

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