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Thanksgiving dinner cost declines for 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

WASHINGTON — Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. American Farm Bureau Federation’s 24th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the […]

Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit celebrates 10th anniversary

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ohio recognizes 10 years of preserving farmland at annual summit in Columbus.

Moving forward: Harvest 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The 2009 harvest is way behind schedule and the delay brings additional problems for farmers.

Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District recognizes award winners

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CADIZ, Ohio — More than 100 guests celebrated 64 years of conservation with the Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District Oct. 29 at the Scio Fire Hall in Scio, Ohio. Supervisor elections were held prior to the official meeting. One supervisor was elected to serve a three-year term. Damian Chrisman will serve from Jan. 1, […]

Dairy economist: Long, painful recovery for U.S. dairy farmers

Monday, November 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a “state of normalcy” where production is more in balance with domestic demand.

U.S. using less water than 35 years ago

Saturday, November 7, 2009

WASHINGTON –The U.S. is using less water than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, according to water use estimates for 2005. Despite a 30 percent population increase during the past 25 years, overall water use has remained fairly stable, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne […]

Producer-handler proposal: USDA poised to cap milk bottling

Friday, November 6, 2009

Decision could bring more producers into federal order program and increase pooling incentives.

Pa. dairymen gain hope at profitability forum

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hope was renewed at the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum.

Mixed results from OSU Extension levies

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ohio State University Extension levies in Paulding, Jackson and Coshocton counties fail, while Hardin and Monroe levies pass.

Ohio voters overwhelmingly pass Issue 2, but HSUS plans its own ballot initiative

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In the Nov. 3 election, Ohio voters passed Issue 2, but the Humane Society of United States plans its own ballot initiative in response.

H1N1 flu virus in pigs — is it a big deal or not?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It’s the threat of recombination of the flu virus in commercial pig populations that concerns scientists.

Operation Evergreen in full swing

Monday, November 2, 2009

FRAZEYSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Christmas tree growers are donating real Christmas trees as part of Operation Evergreen sponsored by the Ohio Christmas Tree Association with support from the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corporation. Operation Evergreen will help to kick off the Trees for Troops. The Ohio Christmas Tree Association has been delivering trees to […]

Web site shows how wheat works

Saturday, October 31, 2009

PARKER, Colo. — The Wheat Foods Council is launching How Wheat Works, an interactive, online multimedia program that delivers a farm-to-fork education on wheat, enabling a better understanding of its nutritional value. At, participants of all ages can virtually grow, harvest and mill their own kernels to create their desired wheat food. For each […]

For farmers, driving a semitruck is harder than just grinding gears

Friday, October 30, 2009

Commercial driver’s license laws in Ohio include exemptions for farmers.

Obama, Congress approve $350 million for farmers

Thursday, October 29, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Dairy farmers weathering one of the worst milk price fall-outs in recent history should soon see some relief in the form of federal payments. On Oct. 21, President Barack Obama approved legislation to provide $350 million in emergency assistance for struggling dairy farmers. Funding The funds are part of the $121 billion […]

Use good judgment when buying produce

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Experts say food is safe and healthy, when proper steps are taken.

Pennsylvania slashes ag. budget and cuts contributions to crop insurance

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

State legislators design a budget but it involves funding cuts for agriculture programs.

Cattle prices ride the recovery upward

Saturday, October 24, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — A host of economic indicators suggest that the recession has ended — with more positive than negative signs for the U.S. and the world economies — signaling a recovery for the cattle industry as well. “Unfortunately the beef industry rode the recession downward. So far this year, through the month of September, […]

Beaver Co. rescuers come to the call of the farmer in danger

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beaver County fire departments form a technical response farm team and large animal rescue team

Wet weather forcing harvest to lag behind this year

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Farmers face frustration as weather continues to push back harvesting.


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