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Pa. tractor rollover protection program reimburses portion of cost to farmers

Saturday, January 8, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A program launched recently by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences aims to put rollover protective structures, or ROPS, on hundreds of tractors and save the lives of Keystone State farmers. Kicked off Jan. 4 at the Keystone Farm Show at the York Fairgrounds, the ROPS Retrofit Program for Pennsylvania Farmers […]

Pacelle praises Ohio care board for its work, says ag is ‘noble’

Friday, January 7, 2011

HSUS speaks optimistically about Ohio care board, agriculture

U.S. unable to consume ethanol fast enough

Friday, January 7, 2011

Researchers say U.S. is unable to consume ethanol at a fast enough rate WASHINGTON — The U.S. doesn’t have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with ethanol but could meet the standard with significant increases in cellulosic and next-generation biofuels, according to a Purdue University study. Wally Tyner, the James […]

Be careful what you wish for… High grain prices impact more than corn farmer’s wallet

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The close of 2010 saw grain farmers across the nation still reveling in near-record prices from the fall harvest. And as we enter a new year and a new decade, indications show the best is still to come. But experienced farmers know, it won’t just be grain prices that go up. What will it mean for seed and fertilizer? Or how about crop insurance, and fuel? And what about food costs and livestock feed?

Ohio care board gives go-ahead to swine, disabled livestock

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

OLCSB gives “initial” approval of swine, distressed livestock standards at first meeting of 2011.

Scientists find power of mind can prevent overeating

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — The fleeting thought of a candy bar is often enough to inspire a powerful sweet tooth. But if people go through the motions of devouring an entire candy bar in their mind’s eye — imagining each and every repetitive bite, chew, and swallow — then they would likely consume less of an actual […]

One third of Lake Erie coast is impacted by erosion

Sunday, January 2, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Updated maps that document Lake Erie coastal recession in Ohio and designate coastal erosion areas have been finalized, and are being made available for public viewing online and at several locations in Ohio’s eight coastal counties. Under Ohio’s Coastal Management Law, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey is […]

New practices can lead to healthier and more productive dairy cows

Saturday, January 1, 2011

MADISON, N.J. — As 2011 approaches, dairy producers may be looking for changes that can help improve cow health and profitability. With tightened European Union export requirements on the way for dairy products, the coming year is a great time to set sights on milk quality resolutions that can help capture a greater return from […]

This year I really want to …

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The beginning of a new year is normally associated with resolutions. This year instead of asking for resolutions, we requested our readers share their New Year’s wishes. Below are the many inspiring responses we received. This year I really want to restore America to the country I grew up in. Karen Cunningham New Cumberland, W. […]

OLCSB swine committee recommends stall-free by 2025

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Swine subcommittee trying to even the playing field, no new stall-based facilities after 2025

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eleven years ago, the dawn of the new year also heralded a new century. The country freaked out a little about the whole Y2K thing (none of the computers will know what to do with the new date and whole systems will shut down), but it didn’t happen. And technically, the 21st century didn’t begin until Jan. 1, 2001.

Now, we’re wrapping up the first decade in this new century, we thought it was only fitting to look back at great contributors to the agricultural community we mourned this first decade.

2010: Year in review

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 is a year that many in agriculture will not soon forget. Here is a look back at some of the stories that have touched the ag community.

No-till, rotation can limit greenhouse gas emissions from farm fields

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Now there’s another reason to consider no-till: air quality.

Energy outlook projects growing reliance on natural gas from shale

Monday, December 27, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Annual Energy Outlook 2011, released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, predicts recoverable shale gas resources are nearly double what the agency forecasted a year ago. The projection shows the growing importance of natural gas from domestic shale gas resources, according to Energy Information Administration Administrator Richard Newell. Shale jackpot The technically […]

Two inductees revealed for the Toy Hall of Fame

Saturday, December 25, 2010

ROCHESTER, New York — A deck of playing cards and The Game of Life are the two newest toys inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The two honorees were selected from among 12 toy finalists that included: Cabbage Patch Kids, Chess, Dollhouse, Dominoes, Dungeons and Dragons, Hot Wheels, Lite Brite, Magic 8 Ball, […]

U.S. service members tape their own video holiday message to world: ‘Twas a Night in December

Friday, December 24, 2010

WASHINGTON — Servicemembers stationed from Antarctica to Afghanistan lent their talents and time to craft a video for a poem titled ‘Twas a Night in December, based on Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas, but rewritten with a military twist. Servicemembers from more than 40 commands around the world, representing every branch of […]

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without …

Thursday, December 23, 2010

From baking cookies and singing carols to volunteering at the local rescue mission, each family celebrates Christmas a little differently. We asked Farm and Dairy readers to share their holiday traditions.

OSU Extension may be returning to Carroll County as early as this spring

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fundraising is under way to gather $17,000 to fund the OSU Extension office in 2011.

Marcellus Shale: Pennsylvania targets natural gas drilling boom with new regulations

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Two new regulations were passed in Pennsylvania in 2010.

Fertilizer prices are going up, so how can farmers keep costs down?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Prices will be rising for various crop nutrients in the coming year, partly from higher production costs, partly from supply shortages and partly because of greater global demand due to more crops being produced in the wake of higher commodity prices.


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