SAN ANTONIO — As the new Congress and the Obama administration prepare to take up proposals to address the current economic recession and climate change concerns, they must enact policies on taxes and the environment that promote economic growth, said delegates at the 90th American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. Climate change As Congress is […]
MADISON, Wis. — Global yields of most biofuels crops, including corn, rapeseed and wheat, have been overestimated by 100 to 150 percent or more, suggesting many countries need to reset their expectations of agricultural biofuels to a more realistic level. That’s according to a study, led by Matt Johnston and Tracey Holloway of the University […]
CRESTON, Ohio — On Dec. 22, the Norwayne FFA traveled to snow trails in Mansfield for a day of snow tubing. Many members attended the activity. * * * WEST SALEM — The Northwestern-Wayne FFA Parliamentary Procedure team traveled to Columbus for the State Competition Dec. 20. The team performed the best they ever had, but […]
CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Farmers ‘N Charmers 4-H club held its first organizational meeting Dec. 10 at the Augusta Lodge Hall. An election of officers was held, constitution/by-laws were drafted and a club name was voted on. The educational program consisted of discussing the new 2009 Family Guide Booklets and the various projects […]
Dave Noll thinks about expected progeny differences and corn gluten and how many round bales he needs to get through winter. He builds fence and drives tractors and vaccinates cows. It’s the stuff that farming is made of.
SAN ANTONIO — The American Farm Bureau Federation presented its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Keith Eckel from Pennsylvania and former Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill. The award was announced during the 90th American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. Leader for agriculture Eckel, who has been a farmer and leader for agriculture for 40 […]
WASHINGTON — U. S. Rep. John Boccieri, D-Alliance, has been appointed to the agriculture committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Imagine Penn State President Graham Spanier giving Barack Obama advice on what to wear at his inauguration as America’s 44th president. Not likely? Yet a Penn State president did dispense such sartorial advice to an incoming U.S. president — who happened to be his brother. In December 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower […]
ST. LOUIS — The USDA plans to audit and, as appropriate, investigate the National Soybean Checkoff Program, according to the American Soybean Association. The decision is based on the petition filed by the American Soybean Association Dec. 10, 2008. The association’s petition calls for an investigation of the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Soybean […]
HARRISBURG — Samantha Adams of Bedford, Pa., took home the grand champion banner in the junior market lamb show Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Adams, with her 126-pound crossbred market lamb, outperformed 227 entries for her fourth grand champion win at the Farm Show. A member of the Farming Around 4-H […]