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H1N1 flu virus in pigs — is it a big deal or not?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It’s the threat of recombination of the flu virus in commercial pig populations that concerns scientists.

Operation Evergreen in full swing

Monday, November 2, 2009

FRAZEYSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Christmas tree growers are donating real Christmas trees as part of Operation Evergreen sponsored by the Ohio Christmas Tree Association with support from the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corporation. Operation Evergreen will help to kick off the Trees for Troops. The Ohio Christmas Tree Association has been delivering trees to […]

Web site shows how wheat works

Saturday, October 31, 2009

PARKER, Colo. — The Wheat Foods Council is launching How Wheat Works, an interactive, online multimedia program that delivers a farm-to-fork education on wheat, enabling a better understanding of its nutritional value. At www.howwheatworks.com, participants of all ages can virtually grow, harvest and mill their own kernels to create their desired wheat food. For each […]

For farmers, driving a semitruck is harder than just grinding gears

Friday, October 30, 2009

Commercial driver’s license laws in Ohio include exemptions for farmers.

Obama, Congress approve $350 million for farmers

Thursday, October 29, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — Dairy farmers weathering one of the worst milk price fall-outs in recent history should soon see some relief in the form of federal payments. On Oct. 21, President Barack Obama approved legislation to provide $350 million in emergency assistance for struggling dairy farmers. Funding The funds are part of the $121 billion […]

Use good judgment when buying produce

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Experts say food is safe and healthy, when proper steps are taken.

Pennsylvania slashes ag. budget and cuts contributions to crop insurance

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

State legislators design a budget but it involves funding cuts for agriculture programs.

Cattle prices ride the recovery upward

Saturday, October 24, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — A host of economic indicators suggest that the recession has ended — with more positive than negative signs for the U.S. and the world economies — signaling a recovery for the cattle industry as well. “Unfortunately the beef industry rode the recession downward. So far this year, through the month of September, […]

Beaver Co. rescuers come to the call of the farmer in danger

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beaver County fire departments form a technical response farm team and large animal rescue team

Wet weather forcing harvest to lag behind this year

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Farmers face frustration as weather continues to push back harvesting.

Tractor ride winds through northeastern Ohio

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County had its fifth annual Fall Foliage Tractor Ride Oct. 10, covering the corners of Trumbull, Geauga and Ashtabula counties.

Milk market monopolization: Lawsuit filed against DFA and Dean Foods

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Record low milk prices prompt farmers in northeastern U.S. to join class action lawsuit.

Campbell’s, FFA to preserve barns

Friday, October 16, 2009

Help Grow Your Own Soup, a Campbell’s Soup program, is drawing attention to barn preservation and the FFA. You can vote for your favorite barn and also help earn donations for the FFA with your online vote.

Dairying today: Multi-family effort succeeds at Clardale Farms

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Even amid urban sprawl and record low milk prices, Stark County’s Clardale Farms recently expanded to add a double-12 milking parlor for its 450-head milking herd.

Issue 2 rally: Ohio farmers can no longer just ‘preach to the choir’

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ASHLAND, Ohio — Farmers from Ashland County and across Ohio are preparing themselves and their friends for a “yes” vote on Ohio’s Issue 2, which will be before voters during the Nov. 3 general election. On Oct. 8, a group of farmers, lawmakers and representatives from the area gathered at Ashland High School to rally […]

Stark County woman holds claim to world’s largest pumpkin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christy Harp, of Jackson Township just outside Canton, has grown a 1,725-pound behemoth pumpkin, believed to be the world’s largest ever recorded. It will likely retain that title if it can survive a couple more weigh-offs.

Redding: ‘Don’t waste a good crisis’

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

If dairy farmers want to complain about the current low milk prices, they’d better be willing to offer a solution along with the complaints, or the situation will never change.

OFU’s treasurer steals from farm group

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Ohio Farmers Union treasurer may face jail time for embezzling from the organization.

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Monday, October 12, 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 […]

Growers should expect budget squeeze in 2010

Saturday, October 10, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind — Farmers should see some relief on input costs next year, but profit margins are still likely to be squeezed. Bruce Erickson, a Purdue University agricultural economist, said growers would likely see the most savings on fertilizer costs in the 2010 planting season. “Some farmers were spending as much as $200 per […]

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