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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.

Exemptions in place for farm trucks

Sunday, December 19, 2010

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Drivers of Pennsylvania farm trucks and farm truck combinations with an actual weight or weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less operated exclusively within the state are once again exempt from the Commonwealth’s intrastate commercial trucking regulations. Regulations gone PennDOT Secretary Allen Biehler confirmed in a letter to Pennsylvania Farm Bureau […]

Jim Will honored with 2011 State Conservation Award in Ohio

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CELINA, Ohio — Jim Will, Mercer County district conservationist, received the 2011 State Conservationist Award for his efforts to get conservation off the ground in Mercer County. This award is given to one employee of the Natural Resources Conservation Service for his or her outstanding contribution over time to the conservation of natural resources in […]

Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium nets favorable updates for corn, beans and wheat

Friday, December 17, 2010

Corn, soybean and wheat associations note success at annual symposium.

Eastern Livestock files bankruptcy after Fifth Third Bank files lawsuit

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The bankruptcy filing comes after Fifth Third Bank, of Cincinnati, filed a lawsuit Nov. 10 against Eastern Livestock.

USDA researchers discover where foot-and-mouth virus begins in cattle

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA scientists have identified the primary site where the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease begins infection in cattle. This discovery could lead to development of new vaccines to control and potentially eradicate FMD, a highly contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease of cloven-hoofed animals that is considered the most economically devastating livestock disease […]

There’s still time to help Farm and Dairy

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without … Christmas is approaching, and along with it, traditions that persist from year to year, generation to generation. Here at Farm and Dairy we’d like to know what it is that makes this time of year special for you. What is that one tradition that defines your holiday? Send […]

Ohio shepherds symposium recognizes best

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gary Saylor (left), Larry Mead, and Greg and Deb Deakin were awarded the distinguished service honor at the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium, held Saturday, Dec. 11 in Wooster, Ohio.

Pennsylvania’s new food safety law initiates major procedure changes

Monday, December 13, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new law recently adopted by the state legislature will have some immediate and important impacts on eating establishments in Pennsylvania, according to a food safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. House bill 74, which became Act 106 of 2010, has combined and updated previous regulations, said Martin […]

Farm and Dairy needs your help

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without … Christmas is approaching, and along with it, traditions that persist from year to year, generation to generation. Here at Farm and Dairy we’d like to know what it is that makes this time of year special for you. What is that one tradition that defines your holiday? Send […]

Dairy prices rise as industry begins to recover losses

Friday, December 10, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The dairy industry is slowly recovering from low prices and record losses encountered in 2009 and early 2010, a Purdue University agricultural economist said. “It will take higher prices over an extended period of time for dairy producers to begin to replace equity that was lost in 2009 and early 2010,” […]

Diverse crowd and views typical at Ohio’s livestock care meetings

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Public shares wide-ranging comments at final meeting of 2010.

Young farmers can use bad economy as learning tool

Thursday, December 9, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s tough economy gives experienced farmers an opportunity to teach younger farmers planning and decision-making skills they might not learn in good times, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. Those looking to pass their operation on to next-generation farmers can show them how to plan strategically and make decisions under poor […]

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