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Counterproductive to include agricultural operations

Monday, June 8, 2009

Editor: I would like to comment on Al Cross’ article about USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s push to add carbon credits for agriculture to the proposed “cap and trade” system. If the Climate Bill is truly designed to improve the environment, then it would be counterproductive to include agricultural operations, particularly any livestock operations to the […]

National horse show returns to Harrisburg

Monday, June 8, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 64th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show is set to return to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg Oct. 8-17. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show features hunter-jumper equestrian competition. The show attracts the nation’s top horses and riders each year. Junior Weekend As is tradition, Junior Weekend, Oct. 8-11, will […]

NRCS funding to improve watershed

Monday, June 8, 2009

CELINA, Ohio — The Natural Resources Conservation Service has $1 million available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help improve the water quality of Grand Lake St. Marys.

Seminar to offer food exporting tips

Monday, June 8, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio agribusiness owners can learn how to grow their business through exporting at a seminar provided in partnership by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA.

Potential is there for small fruit crops

Monday, June 8, 2009

PIKETON, Ohio — From jostaberries to winegrapes to pawpaws, new crop and on-farm diversification opportunities abound for southern Ohio farmers. An Ohio State University Extension workshop on these and other crop alternatives will be offered June 18 at OSU South Centers at Piketon. When and where “New Crop Alternatives” will be held from 6 p.m. […]

Make your cheese and eat it, too

Monday, June 8, 2009

MERCER, Pa. — Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council has 15 openings for a three-day cheese making training course, July 1-3 at the Trinity Church in Mercer, Pa. The course is available to those in the area interested in learning how to produce farmstead cheese for retail sale. This hands-on training course will feature […]

NASA satellite being used for crop forecasting

Monday, June 8, 2009

WASHINGTON — Soil moisture is essential for seeds to germinate and for crops to grow. But record droughts and scorching temperatures in certain parts of the globe in recent years have caused soil to dry up, crippling crop production. The falling food supply in some regions has forced prices upward, pushing staple foods out of […]

Vilsack calls for carbon credits for agriculture and forestry

Saturday, June 6, 2009

During a recent forum in Kentucky, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack touched on many issues facing his department, including climate change and animal identification.

Looking at forest fires in a different way

Friday, June 5, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Smokey Bear has been telling Americans since 1944, “Only you can prevent forest fires,” but a new bill under consideration in the state’s General Assembly may begin to change Pennsylvania’s approach to the blazes, according to forest experts in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “A common misconception of the general […]

Seminar to focus on animal activism

Friday, June 5, 2009

ORWELL, Ohio — Local leaders in the community and in the agriculture industry will hold a seminar on “Becoming a Pro-Animal Agriculture Activists” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 19 at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road, state Route 87, Russell, Ohio. The seminar is open to the public and reservations are […]

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