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2009 Lawrence County Fair Livestock Auction

Monday, August 24, 2009

This year’s auction at the Lawrence County Fair had 17 lots resold, with proceeds benefiting the Lawrence County 4-H and the Wilmington, Mohawk and Laurel FFA chapters. Check out bid prices, buyers and photos from the auction, as well as some other shots from around the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

Ohio pork producers, processors donating meat to local foodbanks

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Ohio Pork Producers Council is leading an effort to generate 100,000 pounds of pork, or 500,000 servings, for the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks by April 30, 2010.

If Mother Nature cooperates, Ohio farmers could see record yields

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Could this crop year be a bin-buster in Ohio? Yes, if wheat crop is any indication.

USDA’s FSA expands farm storage loans

Friday, August 21, 2009

USDA improves its farm storage loan program that helps producers build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities.

State voters get to make the next step

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A proposal to amend Ohio’s constitution will appear on the November ballot.

Clean energy summit shows farmers innovation is necessary for success

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Farms may find a new way to produce income if new legislation is passed.

Ashtabula County Fair livestock sale results

Monday, August 17, 2009

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Ashtabula County Fair.

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Monday, August 17, 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 […]

What was your best buy at an auction?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Are you just dying to share a great deal you got at an auction? Do you have a great story to go with that deal? Then answer this question….What was the best buy you ever got at an auction? Farm and Dairy would like to give you a chance to brag and tell our readers […]

2009 Butler Farm Show Livestock Sale

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Amerikohl Mining, Inc. purchased four of the top 12 animals at the 2009 Butler County Farm Show. Find out bid prices and sale averages, and view photos from the sale and around the fairgrounds.

USDA forecasts plentiful soybean crop

Friday, August 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers successfully battled soggy July weather and remain on target for producing the largest soybean crop in history, according to the Crop Production report, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean forecast Soybean production is forecast at a record-high 3.2 billion bushels, up 8 percent from last […]

For the love of the Guernsey breed

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Although every dairy farm is unique, some may consider Ealy’s Highland Farm in Mercer County, Pa., to be even more out of the ordinary. Until about four years ago, Dan and Sherry Ealy were milking Holsteins. Today, their 88-cow herd consists of about 25 percent pure Guernseys, with the rest of the […]

Dairyman begins cheese business with help from extension program

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Penn State’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship program is helping small farm owners succeed, even in today’s economy.

Mercer County 4-H Roundup Livestock Sale

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Find out the results from the 2009 Mercer County 4-H Roundup Sale of Champions, and check out sights from around the Mercer County 4-H park.

Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions

Monday, August 10, 2009

The grand champion steer at this year’s Ohio State Fair sold for $65,000, and the reserve champion steer set a new sale record at $27,000. Check out the photos from Sunday’s Sale of Champions.

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.

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