UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the nation grapples with a severe recession, economists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have published a new report that suggests which industries and areas in Pennsylvania may experience expansion or decline in employment in the upturn expected to follow the recession. “Pennsylvania: Road to Growth” was prepared at […]
SALEM, Ohio — A new initiative of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will help farmers and the public sort through the debate about the role of animals in society. The newly launched Center for Food and Animal Issues will operate as an outreach and education department of the state Farm Bureau, according to executive vice […]
OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease, in an 80-month-old dairy cow from Alberta.
URBANA, Ill. — Following more than 25 years of breeding and research, a new apple cultivar has been introduced by scientists from the cooperative apple breeding program of the Illinois, New Jersey and Indiana experiment stations. WineCrisp This high-quality dessert apple will be sold under the name WineCrisp. Schuyler S. Korban of the Department of […]
COLUMBUS — The Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association held its annual banquet with approximately 103 members and guests in attendance. Awards Dave and Nancy Hively received the Distinguished Service Award and Charlie and Annette Woodrum received the Outstanding Woodlot Management Award. Thanks in part to the Hivelys, the group’s membership numbers have climbed and are sustaining […]
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Young Cattlemen’s Conference and Tour will be held Aug. 20-22 in Columbus and the central Ohio area. The event is coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. Purpose The purpose of the tour is to offer emerging Ohio beef industry leaders and young producers the opportunity to build their own leadership skills […]
COLUMBUS — An Ohio producer was honored with one of the top producer awards at the Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, April 30-May 3 in Sacramento, Calif. Champion Hill The Beef Improvement Federation named Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, the 2009 Seedstock Producer of the Year. Paul Hill and Marshall Reynolds of Champion […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A dairy insurance program is being simplified to help dairy producers purchase insurance to help control market fluctuations and protect their investments. Revisions to the Livestock Gross Margin plans of insurance, including the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy program, were announced by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. These changes will take effect […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In light of the unprecedented times faced by dairy farmers, the Dairylea Cooperative Inc. board of directors recently passed a resolution to release this year’s revolving equity four months before the normal time frame. Equity checks This is the 18th consecutive year Dairylea has been able to make a return on members’ […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Cattlemen looking to save money in tight times may want to consider using implants.