Friday, February 12, 2016
produce safety

New rules go into effect Jan. 26, but producers still have time to comply.
Daniel Reeder competes in bid calling contest

The Pennsylvania Auctioneers Bid Calling Contest took place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 13.

Several ag and governmental organizations have partnered to develop a survey that will ask producers to document conservation.
bird flu in Dubois Co., Ind.

The USDA has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza, or bird flu, in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, in southcentral Indiana. This is a different strain of HPAI than the strains that caused the 2015 outbreak.
Vilsack speaks

U.S. Ag Secretary Vilsack announced the extension of a program to help fight rural poverty in Ohio.
man holding cell phone

The charges alleged that they deceived consumers with unfounded claims that Lumosity games can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions.
Sign on Bowman farm

The new century or bicentennial farms were owned by the same family for at least 100 or 200 consecutive years.

Belmont County may lead Ohio, but Washington County in Pennsylvania had the highest number of permits issued there.
Smithville FFA novice parliamentary procedure team

This week's round-up includes news from the Crestview, Hiland, Smithville and Northwestern FFA chapters.
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