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Milk pricing system needs to change

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Editor: In these times of plunging milk prices, it must be remembered that traders on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange who are driving down milk prices to dairy farmers nationwide are real people with real names and real motivations. There is more involved here than just the economy. This reminds me of a quote by Kenneth […]

Organic marketers emphasize selling strategies for new growing season

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CORALVILLE, Iowa — As America’s organic crop producers prepare for another growing season, they are reaping the benefits of strong and stable prices during a time of economic crisis. Although organic grain producers have experienced only moderate price softening, compared to the negative price volatility of conventional crops. Annual growth rate The organic market has […]

Red and White takes the gold at Pa. Farm Show

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

With the addition of a Red and White show in the dairy cattle competition, this year marked the first time all seven dairy breeds have been represented at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Brown brothers take top spots in horse pulling contest

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Brown brothers of Acme, Pa., in Westmoreland County, took home the bragging rights in the heavyweight division of the horse pulling competition at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Vegetable growers: Learn tomato grafting at Wooster workshop Jan. 27

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Grafting in vegetable production can lead to plants that are stronger, have a higher yield and are more resistant to disease and stress. Ohio State University is offering a workshop on tomato grafting Jan. 27, in Wooster, tailored to growers interested in finding out more about this technique and related research trials. […]

Delegates were smart to vote down Premises ID

Monday, January 19, 2009

Editor: In the Jan. 8 Farm and Dairy Letters to the Editor, Mr. McKarns recapped part of the 90th annual Farm Bureau meeting of 2008. He noted the proposal to encourage all livestock producers to register their premises in the NAIS database was voted down. I for one have to cheer the wisdom of the […]

Extension educators receive awards

Monday, January 19, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Carroll County Extension Educator Mike Hogan has been honored by Ohio State University Extension with the highest achievement bestowed upon an OSU Extension faculty member. Hogan has received the Epsilon Sigma Phi Excellence in Extension Award, which includes a $1,000 cash award and a $1,000 salary increase. The award was presented during […]

Pa. youth recognized at 4-H Horse Show

Monday, January 19, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa — Several Pennsylvania youth were recognized for their achievements in the Pennsylvania 4-H Horsemanship Skills Program. Two highest levels The youth were honored at the State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg for their mastery of Level 3 or 4 horsemanship and handling skills, which are the two highest levels in the program. […]

Pigs come to rescue of widow in Uganda

Monday, January 19, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. — A pair of pigs in Uganda changed the life of Milly, a widow, forever. In 2003, Milly’s husband died, leaving her unemployed with eight children to raise. As a housewife, her role had been to bear children and take care of their home. She was 35 and seemingly had no where to […]

Members approve ag policy positions at 2009 National Farmers Convention

Monday, January 19, 2009

CORALVILLE, Iowa — National Farmers Organization members announced several ag policy positions at its annual farm business convention in Coralville, Iowa. A proposal to help America’s hungry, and stimulate the farm economy, calls for funds originally earmarked for payments to millionaire farms, be used instead for the purchase of grain, meat and dairy products to […]


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