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ACRE program signup set for spring

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

USDA farm programs: Advance direct and counter-cyclical payments started in December.

Cargill plant named 2008 Feed Mill of the Year

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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 […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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 […]

Corn Yield Contest winners recognized

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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 […]

N.Y. grass-fed beef conference planned Jan. 31

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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 […]

Time for some good news

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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 […]

Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress to be held Jan. 12-14

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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. […]

Illegal hunting laws need enforced

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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 ( 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 […]

Milk Income Loss Contract Program sign-up begins

Monday, December 22, 2008

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 […]


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