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If they buy cars, they will buy beef

Monday, August 10, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The “cash for clunkers” program added large incentives to buy new cars, but the willingness of consumers to pay for big ticket purchases probably means the bite of recession is beginning to ease. “Consumers are beginning to feel a little better about their household budgets. If they will buy more cars, […]

2009 Columbiana County Fair

Friday, August 7, 2009

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.

Vogel credits farm background with helping him to succeed in state politics

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pa. State Senator Elder Vogel Jr. is the only full-time farmer in the state senate.

USDA move helps milk producers in short-term, but most still struggling

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Perseverance, heart, soul, patience and optimism. These are the traits a dairy farmer has had to develop in order to make it through the past several months of low milk prices. Or what many of them say they had to develop in […]

One Stark County family’s love of the fair spans 160 years

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CANTON, Ohio — In 1850, Jacob Schwartz helped to start the Stark County Agricultural Society, and the organization scheduled the first Stark County Fair in October. Nearly 160 years later, Schwartz’s great-great-grandson, Charles Swartz of Canton, Ohio, was inducted into the Ohio Fair Association’s Hall of Fame.

Teens with a cross-cultural kinship

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Kaia Solberg is 15, and loves dancing, shopping, scrapbooking and Robert Pattinson, the actor from the Twilight movies. Shizu Ka Konno, also 15, enjoys taking classes, singing and participating in track and field. So what’s so different about these seemingly average American teenagers? They’re not from America. Kaia lives in Norway, […]

2009 Summit County Fair

Monday, August 3, 2009

Check out these photos from the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Summit County Fair.

Dairies, pay attention to electric bill

Sunday, August 2, 2009

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dairymen pay close attention to their feed bills. And they should, since feed is a major expense on the dairy farm. But what about your electric bill? There might be some ways you could shave some dollars off your electricity use. Shouldn’t ignore In South Dakota, for example, electricity alone represents 30 […]

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

EPA paves way for ’10 roll-out of SmartStax

Friday, July 31, 2009

SmartStax just received registration from the U.S. EPA and Canadian Feed Inspection Agency, setting the stage for a 2010 commercial launch.

Learning to identify abuse in livestock may require more than observation

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Groups gather to learn about livestock and ways to handle the animals.

Carroll County Fair 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Find out the top animals from the 2009 Carroll County Fair Livestock Auction and see photos from the fairgrounds.

Brother and sister team farm for the future despite health challenges

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Brother and sister farm partners Bob Guidice and Carol Davis think it’s a shame that more people aren’t aware of AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians, a USDA grant program that provides assistance to farmers and farm family members who are struggling to farm while challenged with a long-term injury or illness. Physical challenges […]

Ohio on track to break wheat record

Monday, July 27, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio could be looking at record wheat yields this year, driven mainly by near-perfect growing conditions and negligent disease development. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist and wheat specialist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, said preliminary reports indicate growers are harvesting 80-and 90-bushel per acre wheat, […]

Ohioan is runner-up in auction contest

Sunday, July 26, 2009

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Joseph Mast of Millersburg, Ohio, was first runner-up for the second year in a row at the International Auctioneer Championship held July 17. The competition was part of the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show July 13-18 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas. This is Mast’s third year competing, […]

Keeping the taste sizzling in steak (researchers say it’s all about the marbling)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

For beef customers, it’s all about taste and tenderness. Can science help cattlemen raise cattle that taste better?

New legislation, if passed, may stop preventative antibiotic use in herds

Friday, July 24, 2009

Farmers may lose ability to use preventative antibiotics in herds if new legislation is passed.

Three barn fires in two weeks; wet hay believed to blame for two of them

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Three barns across Ohio have burned in less than a week and a half.

Can turnips really save the day?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

By Chris Penrose Now that we have up most of our hay for the year, we can start to determine if there will be enough stored feed for the winter. Many farmers I have talked with have had significant reductions in yields this year leaving hay in short supply. In addition, many areas have been […]

Virgil Gasser farm a highlight of WCDSU Twilight Tour

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CRESTON, Ohio — No farmer should have to go through one barn fire, let alone two, but that is just one of the challenges Virgil and Lois Gasser have faced during their 37 years in the dairy business. Just one week before the annual Wayne County Dairy Service Unit Twilight Tour, Gasser lost a barn […]

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