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Quilts of Valor comfort complex wartime emotions

Monday, September 7, 2009

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — In 2003, Catherine Roberts, a midwife by profession and quilter for 25 years from Seaford, Del., wanted to give a wounded soldier a quilt to bring him comfort during his recovery. “We are a nation at war,” Roberts said. “Warriors need something tangible, a physical representation of love, support […]

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Sunday, September 6, 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 […]

Boggs: Ag is facing challenges, yes, but also bio-revolution opportunities

Saturday, September 5, 2009

ODA Director Robert Boggs visited the Stark County Fair and the new Farm Bureau building Sept. 4.

Recovery funding available to Pa. aquaculture producers

Friday, September 4, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania aquaculture producers who experienced profit losses due to soaring feed costs in 2008 may be eligible for relief through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said. The Aquaculture Grant Program, part of the federal stimulus package, provides grants to farmers who experienced profit losses due to high […]

2009 Canfield Fair market livestock, cheese sales total $312,000

Friday, September 4, 2009

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 Mahoning County (Canfield) Fair.

Hookstown Fair/Beaver Co. 4-H Stockman’s Club sale results

Friday, September 4, 2009

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 Hookstown Fair.

Minnesota State Fair takes precautionary measures with 4-H program

Thursday, September 3, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota State Fair, in partnership with Minnesota 4-H and the Minnesota Department of Health, has canceled the remainder of the 4-H Arts-In and Ambassador programs scheduled for the 2009 State Fair.

USDA to support domestic nutrition programs and pork producers

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA’s intention is to purchase an additional $30 million in pork products in FY 2009 for federal food and nutrition assistance programs. To invite bids USDA will survey potential suppliers to seek the lowest overall cost by publicly inviting bids and awarding contracts to responsible bidders. Altogether, USDA […]

Demand to determine post-harvest price pattern for corn and soybeans

Thursday, September 3, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — It now appears that consumption of U.S. corn and soybeans will be record large in the 2009-10 marketing year, and that could help corn and soybean prices, according to University of Illinois economist Darrel Good. “The price users will be willing to pay for corn and soybeans will depend to a large […]

Bobcat Co. to consolidate operations in North Dakota

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Bobcat Co. will transfer all North American machinery production to its original manufacturing facility in Gwinner, N.D. This will result in discontinuing production at Bobcat’s Bismarck, N.D., plant by the end of 2009. Currently, Bobcat mini excavators, the Toolcat utility work machine, the S70 skid-steer loader and mini track loaders are […]

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