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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 […]

Ohio Pork Producers Council recognize award winners

Monday, February 16, 2009

COLUMBUS — Williams County Pork Producers received the Pork Promoter of the Year Award from the Ohio Pork Producers Council for their promotional efforts during 2008. The award was presented at the Ohio Pork Congress and recognizes an individual, family, organization or company who excels in promoting the pork industry on a local, regional or […]

Study shows 12 percent growth in Michigan’s agri-food industry

Monday, February 16, 2009

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A new report from Michigan State University found there is at least one bright spot in Michigan’s battered economy — the food and agriculture business. According to the report from Michigan State University’s Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan’s second-largest industry experienced a 12 percent growth in 2007, the […]

Deere adjusts Davenport layoff total

Monday, February 16, 2009

MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Company announced an adjustment to the number of employees who will go on indefinite layoff later this month at the John Deere Davenport Works. Deere said it was adjusting the total employees impacted by this layoff to 200. Last month, Deere said 190 employees would be affected. Indefinite layoff The […]


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