USDA improves its farm storage loan program that helps producers build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities.
A proposal to amend Ohio’s constitution will appear on the November ballot.
Farms may find a new way to produce income if new legislation is passed.
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Ashtabula County Fair.
Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]
Are you just dying to share a great deal you got at an auction? Do you have a great story to go with that deal? Then answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Farm and Dairy would like to give you a chance to brag and tell our readers […]
Amerikohl Mining, Inc. purchased four of the top 12 animals at the 2009 Butler County Farm Show. Find out bid prices and sale averages, and view photos from the sale and around the fairgrounds.
WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers successfully battled soggy July weather and remain on target for producing the largest soybean crop in history, according to the Crop Production report, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean forecast Soybean production is forecast at a record-high 3.2 billion bushels, up 8 percent from last […]
SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Although every dairy farm is unique, some may consider Ealy’s Highland Farm in Mercer County, Pa., to be even more out of the ordinary. Until about four years ago, Dan and Sherry Ealy were milking Holsteins. Today, their 88-cow herd consists of about 25 percent pure Guernseys, with the rest of the […]
Penn State’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship program is helping small farm owners succeed, even in today’s economy.
Find out the results from the 2009 Mercer County 4-H Roundup Sale of Champions, and check out sights from around the Mercer County 4-H park.
The grand champion steer at this year’s Ohio State Fair sold for $65,000, and the reserve champion steer set a new sale record at $27,000. Check out the photos from Sunday’s Sale of Champions.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The “cash for clunkers” program added large incentives to buy new cars, but the willingness of consumers to pay for big ticket purchases probably means the bite of recession is beginning to ease. “Consumers are beginning to feel a little better about their household budgets. If they will buy more cars, […]
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.
Pa. State Senator Elder Vogel Jr. is the only full-time farmer in the state senate.
Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Perseverance, heart, soul, patience and optimism. These are the traits a dairy farmer has had to develop in order to make it through the past several months of low milk prices. Or what many of them say they had to develop in […]
CANTON, Ohio — In 1850, Jacob Schwartz helped to start the Stark County Agricultural Society, and the organization scheduled the first Stark County Fair in October. Nearly 160 years later, Schwartz’s great-great-grandson, Charles Swartz of Canton, Ohio, was inducted into the Ohio Fair Association’s Hall of Fame.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Kaia Solberg is 15, and loves dancing, shopping, scrapbooking and Robert Pattinson, the actor from the Twilight movies. Shizu Ka Konno, also 15, enjoys taking classes, singing and participating in track and field. So what’s so different about these seemingly average American teenagers? They’re not from America. Kaia lives in Norway, […]
Check out these photos from the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Summit County Fair.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dairymen pay close attention to their feed bills. And they should, since feed is a major expense on the dairy farm. But what about your electric bill? There might be some ways you could shave some dollars off your electricity use. Shouldn’t ignore In South Dakota, for example, electricity alone represents 30 […]