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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 19, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4-H club met Jan. 25. Members discussed the December steer tagging, which included 64 beef steers and 15 dairy steers. Beef feeders and dairy beef feeders will be tagged May 2 and youth can tag up to four animals. The Ashtabula County Northern Classic steer show is April 18 […]

Tractor puller is ready for Last Ride

Thursday, February 19, 2009

James Wood (center) accepted a trophy in 1973 for taking first place in his class at the tractor pulling championship in Louisville, Ky. Now, he’s working on his final pulling tractor — a project he calls Last Ride.

Ag tire production keeps on rolling

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — They’re round and black and unless you’re a farmer, you don’t give farm tires a second thought. The ag world, however, has been paying very close attention to its tires — particularly since they’ve been in short supply for well over a year. Equipment manufacturers and tire dealers alike are breathing down […]

CWT removes more than 50,000 cows

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has finished the farm audits of its sixth herd retirement round since the program started in 2003, removing 50,630 cows that produced almost 1 billion pounds of milk. Figures At the completion of the on-farm auditing process earlier this month, Cooperatives Working Together removed 186 herds in 33 […]

Geese around airports are more than a nuisance

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chances are, the flock of geese that U.S Airways Flight 1549 flew through Jan. 15 before crash landing in the Hudson River was not composed of migrating birds, according to wildlife experts in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

National Farm Machinery Show visitors, exhibitors ‘cautiously optimistic’

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farmers were looking, perhaps dreaming a little, but many were also spending. Farm equipment and allied industry exhibitors were smiling, perhaps holding their breath a little, but many were also exhaling. The National Farm Machinery Show, Feb. 11-14, in Louisville, Ky., was a solid litmus test of agriculture’s state of mind. Would […]

Poachers pay $13,277 for illegally killing trophy buck

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fine is largest to date involving Ohio’s updated restitution value for wildlife.

Chronic wasting disease not detected in Ohio deer

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

COLUMBUS — For the seventh straight year, testing of Ohio’s deer herd has found no evidence of chronic wasting disease, a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. Results According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, state and federal agriculture and wildlife officials collected 1,021 samples last […]

Prisons are overcrowded, not efficient

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Editor, I am a Farm and Dairy subscriber and an inmate in federal prison. There was an article in your Jan. 22 issue titled “Millions behind bars at end of 2007.” One of the most telling statistics in that story read, “federal prisons operated at 136 percent capacity.” That may sound efficient but a more […]

Pa. Association for Sustainable Agriculture partners with Food Alliance to create “sustainable ag certification”

Monday, February 16, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — At the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture‘s 18th annual Farming for the Future Conference, executive director Brian Snyder announced a partnership with Food Alliance for sustainable agriculture certification. Food Alliance executive director Scott Exo pointed out that in today’s markets the stakes are higher for social responsibility and environment management. He […]


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