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Get your CRP contract extended

Monday, May 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency will offer certain producers the opportunity to modify and extend their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts that are scheduled to expire Sept. 30. USDA can only extend approximately 1.5 million acres out of a total 3.9 million acres expiring this year. This extension will ensure that FSA meets the […]

You can file a specialty crop grant proposal

Monday, May 4, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture is seeking project proposals that will advance long-term economic viability and sustainability of Ohio’s specialty crop industry, while increasing the marketability of specialty crops. These projects should enhance the competitiveness of Ohio’s specialty crops through market promotion, improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems. Specialty crops […]

Export forum opens international markets for Pa. food suppliers

Monday, May 4, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania food suppliers may gain greater access to foreign markets thanks to a three-day marketing forum held in Philadelphia, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. The Food Export Marketing Forum, held April 27-29, was sponsored by Food Export USA’s Northeast and Midwest divisions, a non profit trade association that represents 22 state departments […]

Spring shorthorn sale draws 27 head

Sunday, May 3, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — BWF GP Fool SW08, a May 2008 heifer, was named grand champion female at the Eastern Ohio Shorthorn Association spring sale at the Tuscawaras County Fairgrounds in Dover. This heifer was sired by CF Stonewall x and was consigned by Backwoods Farm, Johnstown, Ohio. She was purchased by Chuck Mettler, Perry, Ohio, […]

Operation SAFE provides inspections of aircraft and spray systems

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ALMA, Mich. — Many of the state’s aerial applicators demonstrated their aviation skills while the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted precision, safety and security inspections of their aircraft and spray systems as part of the Michigan Operation SAFE Fly-In that was held April 22-23 at Al’s Aerial Spraying at the Alma Airport, Alma, Mich. Operation […]

Ohio Poultry Association celebrates six decades of achievements

Friday, May 1, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Poultry Association celebrated its 60th anniversary and announced its 2009 poultry award recipients, named each year at the organization’s annual banquet in Columbus. Significant contributions These awards honor businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to Ohio’s egg and poultry industries. Story Continues Below Photos The Meritorious Service Award was […]

Ohio State, Penn State teams successful at selection and evaluation contest

Friday, May 1, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences Livestock Judging team and the Penn State Livestock Judging team competed at the All-East Livestock Selection and Evaluation Contest April 16-18 in Columbus. Approximately 61 individuals and seven teams from universities including Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, Penn State University, Michigan State University, Purdue University and […]

North Dakota farmers in need of relief

Friday, May 1, 2009

DENVER — The National Cattlemen’s Foundation, in cooperation with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is launching a disaster relief effort to assist farm and ranch families impacted by catastrophic flooding and blizzards in North Dakota. Flooding devastation Family farm and ranch operations across the state have been devastated by flooding caused by spring blizzards and […]

Auction Roundup — Real estate, cars sell well at auctions

Thursday, April 30, 2009

- Bob Wagner and Associates, Inc. of North Canton, Ohio, held the Gyalai trust auction April 19 in Canton with 210 registered bidders. The top-selling item was a 1998 Lincoln Town car that sold for $6,000. Other highlights included a 1994 Buick Skylark for $3,800; a Hummel Ring Around the Rosie for $1,050; International sterling […]

Producers should maintain herd health amid swine flu outbreaks

Thursday, April 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The strain of swine flu suspected of sickening dozens of people in the United States and killing more than 150 in Mexico, known as the H1N1 virus, is a new strain that has never been found in U.S. swine herds. “Reports indicate that the H1N1 virus in the current outbreak is a […]

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