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Ohio Farm Bureau launches new Center for Food and Animal Issues

Monday, May 18, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A new initiative of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will help farmers and the public sort through the debate about the role of animals in society. The newly launched Center for Food and Animal Issues will operate as an outreach and education department of the state Farm Bureau, according to executive vice […]

H1N1 flu didn’t start on Mexican hog farm

Friday, May 15, 2009

MEXICO CITY — According to Mexican officials, there is no outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) at any farm in the country. Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Alberto Cardenas Jimenez said a team of 450 veterinarians who traveled the country’s pig farms found no outbreak of Influenza A H1N1. That means the influenza strain that has infected […]

Rendell begins court battle for dairy farmers

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is challenging a decision by the Pa. Milk Marketing Board he says takes money away from dairy farmers.

Ag groups: EPA harming biofuels industry

Thursday, May 14, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting its newly proposed renewable fuels standards as earth-saving and job-creating, but ag groups are looking at the plan with raised eyebrows, calling the agency’s goals unattainable and a harm to the domestic biofuels industry. “You are going to kill off the biofuels industry before it ever […]

HSUS supporter introduces bill in N.Y.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. — Legislators in New York introduced a new bill that would prohibit the confinement of breeding pigs, veal calves and egg-laying hens by 2015.

Voters save Morrow Co. 4-H program

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Morrow County voters have approved a five-year tax levy that will allow the county’s Ohio State University Extension office to remain open. The 0.5 mill levy passed 3,245-2,609, or about 55 percent to 44 percent, according to unofficial board of elections results, during last week’s primary. The levy is expected to bring […]

Adequate P and K levels critical for high-yielding alfalfa stands

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Alfalfa growers need to start thinking about whether they should apply potassium and phosphorus on their fields this spring and at what rate, said two Purdue University experts. Both phosphorus and potassium can increase yield and stand longevity, but to maximize production and profitability it’s important to adjust fertilizer rates to […]

Baker selected as Columbiana Co. dairy princess

Monday, May 11, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters held its annual spring banquet April 19 at The Center of Salem.

Thanks, Mom

Sunday, May 10, 2009

She brought you into this world, watched you grow, taught you right from wrong and will love you always. She guided you through the good times and not-so-good times and instilled in you the knowledge needed to face and conquer the outside world. She has provided a support system that will be in place forever. […]

Deadline to apply for three conservation programs extended

Saturday, May 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — State Conservationist Terry Cosby of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Ohio announced the deadline for funding decisions for applications to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and Wetlands Reserve Program has been extended to May 29. The original deadline for application selection was May 8. […]

Pork producers still feeling market impact

Friday, May 8, 2009

H1N1 flu outbreak diminishes pork markets because of unfounded fear around the world.

Slow moving vehicles: Tractor drive winds through Carroll County

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Carroll County Antique Collectors’ Club held its first Spring Tractor Drive May 3 at Jack and Sally Sutherland’s home with 77 participants in attendance. There were 43 units in the procession, with the oldest being a mid-1930′s model Farmall F-20 owned by Gary and Janie Mardis of Mechanicstown and the newest being a late […]

Theft allegations surface at Witmer’s Feed and Grain, an eastern Ohio grain elevator

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The owner of Witmer’s Feed and Grain and a former manager go head to head in allegations made against each other.

Pa. Supreme Court ACRE law ruling is good news for state’s agriculture

Monday, May 4, 2009

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling enables the state attorney general to challenge local ordinances that illegally restrict agriculture, regardless of when they were adopted.

Spring shorthorn sale draws 27 head

Sunday, May 3, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — BWF GP Fool SW08, a May 2008 heifer, was named grand champion female at the Eastern Ohio Shorthorn Association spring sale at the Tuscawaras County Fairgrounds in Dover. This heifer was sired by CF Stonewall x and was consigned by Backwoods Farm, Johnstown, Ohio. She was purchased by Chuck Mettler, Perry, Ohio, […]

Operation SAFE provides inspections of aircraft and spray systems

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ALMA, Mich. — Many of the state’s aerial applicators demonstrated their aviation skills while the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted precision, safety and security inspections of their aircraft and spray systems as part of the Michigan Operation SAFE Fly-In that was held April 22-23 at Al’s Aerial Spraying at the Alma Airport, Alma, Mich. Operation […]

Producers should maintain herd health amid swine flu outbreaks

Thursday, April 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The strain of swine flu suspected of sickening dozens of people in the United States and killing more than 150 in Mexico, known as the H1N1 virus, is a new strain that has never been found in U.S. swine herds. “Reports indicate that the H1N1 virus in the current outbreak is a […]

Annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show was a success

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio –According to the Ashtabula County Cattleman’s Association and the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County, the 12th annual Northern Classic Steer and Heifer Show held April 18 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds was a success. Sixty exhibitors from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan showed 71 animals. Tyler Neal from Bellevue, Mich., […]

U.S. pork supply is safe; this swine flu not spread by human-hog contact

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pork council races to stop any misunderstanding of the swine flu and impact on the nation’s pork supply.

Make sure your cattle aren’t bloated

Monday, April 27, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Beef producers should expand their knowledge about grass tetany and bloat to help keep their cows from expanding, said a Purdue University expert. The recent temperature change from cold to warm in the Eastern Corn Belt has many beef producers anxious to turn their cattle out to pasture. But Ron Lemenager, […]

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