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A new way of thinking leads to a new adventure in Pinzgauer production

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Straying from conventional: Pinzgauer turns out to be cattle breed of choice.

Highland County deer is a new state record

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

DAYTON — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife said recently another record-setting deer has been harvested in southwestern Ohio.

The 18-point nontypical (nonsymmetrical antlered) deer, taken by Brian Stephens Nov. 30 with a muzzleloader in Highland County, was officially scored Jan. 30.

Witmer’s civil lawsuit settles after lengthy court battle

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Settlements have been reached between Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc., an ex-employee and three other defendants. However, the details are not being released.

The battle begins: Ohioans for Humane Farms files petition

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ohioans for Humane Farms files petitions to put measure on November ballot.

Haitian government plan calls for $700 million investment for ag sector

Saturday, January 30, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is calling for international donors to support a $700 million investment plan in the agricultural sector to repair earthquake damaged infrastructure, boost national food production, and create employment for people fleeing Port-au-Prince. The plan was drawn up by the Haitian government. Cornerstone The […]

Butler County Pedalers are Pennsylvania Farm Show fiber junkies

Friday, January 29, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Like the fibers that float through the air from their just-spun wardrobe, shawl-draped Butler County Pedalers members anxiously floated from spinning wheel to weaver, talking about their love of wool. One wears a pure cashmere shawl, hand-made. Another sports a very soft, durable shawl made of silk and mohair — all hand-knit […]

Dairymen form PAC to be heard in D.C.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rocked by a year of historically low milk prices, dairy farmers are taking their case to Washington to seek changes in how the price of milk is set. Dairy farmers from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio have started a federal lobbying effort to call for changes in the milk pricing system and demand that the USDA enact provisions in the farm bill that will help farmers.

Produce growers concerned over national plan, FDA vows regs will be ‘scale-appropriate.’

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A call for stricter standards on raw produce has spurred interest among growers across the Buckeye State, as they consider whether standards will help or hinder their farm operations. On Jan. 19, the second day of the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association annual congress, a representative of Food and Drug Administration […]

Let the legal wrangling begin: The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board legislation begins to take form

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Proposed legislation calls for $500,000 to be raised through an assessment on bulk feed.

Ohio cattlemen salute industry leaders, young and old

Monday, January 25, 2010

More than 250 beef producers gathered at the Makoy Center in Hilliard Jan. 23 for the annual meeting and awards banquet of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.

The annual event featured policy development sessions, the association’s annual meeting and awards.

Dairy producers realize dreams can come true with hard work and help

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dreams can be achieved in the dairy business with help and innovation.

ODNR ‘Legacy’ program paying landowners who protect woodlands

Saturday, January 23, 2010

COLUMBUS — Woodland owners in 31 northeastern and southeastern Ohio counties can apply to participate in a federal conservation easement program that provides a one-time payment in exchange for voluntarily agreeing to permanently maintain their woods as working forests. Applications will be accepted through April 23 for enrollment in the Forest Legacy Program, which is […]

And the envelope, please: Farm and Dairy photo contest winners!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vicky Dillon of Petersburg, Ohio, was the surprised winner of our first-ever photo contest to select the cover photograph on Farm and Dairy’s Agri-Book, the 2010 Directory of Agriculture. She was surprised because she didn’t enter the photo, the owners of the farm she spectacularly captured did!

ATI milking in style, thanks to Dairymaster donation

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Students at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute will be milking the college’s dairy herd in style for the next several years. Thanks to a $250,000 donation from Dairymaster-USA, the ATI is making use of a new, swing-10 parlor fully equipped with computerized cow monitors, and three receiver groups, which allow students […]

Food companies, farm industry helping Haiti earthquake victims

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — As thousands of devastated people in Haiti continue to search for family members and friends, and cope with looting frenzies and safety, American food companies and farmers are sending help. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12 disrupted food and water supplies into and within the nation, leaving scores of […]

Jersey takes supreme banner at Pa. Farm Show

Monday, January 18, 2010

ABOVE: Kristen Mull (at halter), showed the supreme champion at this year’s Pa. Farm Show, Reich-Dale Counciller Hali. Also pictured (L-R) are alternate state dairy princess, Crystal Hitz; Pennsylvania Dairy Princess, Krystal Wasson; Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding; Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess Karla Stoltzfus. HARRISBURG, Pa. — Reich-Dale Counciller Hali, owned by Kristin Mull, […]

Farm groups submit revised animal ID plan to USDA

Friday, January 15, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cattle industry groups have agreed on 12 principles in the development of a cattle disease traceability identification system and submitted their plan to the USDA.

Staple food prices trend down for fifth straight quarter

Friday, January 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter and are significantly lower than one year ago, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare a meal was $42.90, down $3.13 […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board: More than a paper tiger

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A plan to fund the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is expected this month.

Some county OSU Extensions still looking for funding

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

COLUMBUS — The future of Ohio State University Extension and 4-H in at least a half-dozen Ohio counties is still being decided for 2010. A lack of county funding, followed by the failure of levies in November to provide operational funds, has county directors looking for answers that could ultimately decide whether their programs continue, […]

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