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 […]
HSUS speaks optimistically about Ohio care board, agriculture
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 […]
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?
OLCSB gives “initial” approval of swine, distressed livestock standards at first meeting of 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Swine subcommittee trying to even the playing field, no new stall-based facilities after 2025
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 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.
Now there’s another reason to consider no-till: air quality.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
Fundraising is under way to gather $17,000 to fund the OSU Extension office in 2011.
Two new regulations were passed in Pennsylvania in 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.