USDA farm programs: Advance direct and counter-cyclical payments started in December.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs have named the Cargill Animal Nutrition plant in Martinsburg, Pa., as the 2008 Feed Mill of the Year.
ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA chapter held their monthly meeting Dec. 11 in the horticulture building. The alumni also met at that time. Several fundraisers and projects are in the works. * * * ASHLAND, Ohio — On Dec. 10, the Mapleton FFA Senior and Junior Parliamentary Procedure teams competed at the District II […]
CLINTON, Pa. — The Silver Spurs 4-H club held a meeting Nov. 21 with 13 members present. Members discussed ideas for future fundraisers, community service projects and possible social activities. Orders were collected from members who participated in the Avon fundraiser, sponsored by Sandy Borojevich. On Nov. 28, the club met at the Bowerston Library for a pizza party, then […]
ST. LOUIS — Corn growers shattered yield records in a year beset with weather problems, using innovative production techniques and improved seed varieties to achieve top numbers in the National Corn Growers Association 2008 National Corn Yield Contest. Not only was the number of entries (6,725) higher than ever before, and double the number in […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell Small Farms Program & NY SARE will co-sponsor the Winter Green-up Grass-fed Beef Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Century House, Latham, N.Y. Experts This conference will bring in three nationally known experts in the area of grass-fed beef production who will be speaking on […]
Editor: On the way back from the mailbox to retrieve the newspaper, I was struck by what seemed like the 30th bad news headline in a row: “A Fight for Survival. Some Shoppers Go Without. Financial Genius on Verge of Disaster.” It was the last straw. It’s time someone heard some good news! The local […]
SANDUSKY, Ohio — Ohio State University agricultural specialists will offer a variety of topics on fruit and vegetable production during the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress. The event, formally called the Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress, will be held Jan. 12-14 at The Nia Center at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. […]
Editor: I have never written or responded to a letter to the editor of any publication. However, I felt compelled to do so upon reading Dr. Smith’s letter (http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/letters-to-the-editor/deer-season-not-dog-season/10685.html) printed in the Dec. 18, 2008, edition of Farm and Dairy. I felt many emotions when I read his letter. First, I was deeply saddened for […]
WASHINGTON — Sign-up for the Milk Income Loss Contract Program began Dec. 22 and will continue through the program’s expiration date, Sept. 30, 2012. The 2008 Farm Bill reauthorizes the Milk Income Loss Contract Program, which operates similarly to the counter-cyclical payment program for crops, and makes three key changes in program operation. Changes Under […]