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Childhood dream becomes a reality for a Jefferson County beef producer

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A grass-fed operation is only three years old, but it has been a long time in the making.

Dairy price stabilization introduced to Congress

Thursday, May 20, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A bill designed to stabilize dairy prices and control the growth of dairy farms that want to expand has officially been introduced to Congress. Known as the Dairy Price Stabilization Act — the legislation is a hybridization of plans by Holstein Association USA, Milk Producers Council of California, and many others concerned […]

Biometric ID cards could help resolve migrant worker issues

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer LANCASTER, Pa. – More than 60 percent of the milk sold in this country is processed using migrant labor. In fact, most of the food we eat is handled in some way by migrant workers. With the passage of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070, Congress is well on the way […]

Protect horses from poisonous plants in pasture

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

There are countless poisonous plants in the world. Unless they are specialists who can identify all the varieties, it is often difficult for owners to roam their pastures and know what to look for. But two of the most common plants that are poisonous to horses are white snake root and maple leaf. “White snake […]

Chipotle under attack, farmers upset over HSUS support

Monday, May 17, 2010

Burrito behemoth is critical of modern agriculture, supports HSUS ballot initiative.

Retiring farmers can get additional CRP payments if helping new farmer

Monday, May 17, 2010

WASHINGTON — The USDA is offering a new Transition Incentives Program (TIP) to encourage retired or retiring farmers to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. Producers who want to apply for the program can start signing up now. If all program requirements are met, the new program provides annual rental […]

Program targets areas with veterinarian shortages: Vets can get help with student loans

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In return for a commitment of three years of veterinary services in a designated veterinary shortage area, USDA may repay up to $25,000 of student loan debt per year.

Michigan aligns cattle TB rules with U.S. regs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Michigan cattle must have electronic ID before they may move from a farm.

Misinformation abounds: Raw milk debate continues to churn

Monday, May 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk spills into capitols and courts across the country, a food safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is urging people to think carefully about the risks before consuming unpasteurized dairy products.

Purdue’s Chris Hurt: Stronger prices not likely to last for cattle

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cattle prices to remain high this spring, with summer prices in the low- to mid-$90 range per hundredweight.

Deadly floods strike farmers in three states

Friday, May 7, 2010

Historical flood expected to cause significant losses for farmers in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board gets what it wants: Opinions

Friday, May 7, 2010

More than 100 attend the first of six listening sessions being held by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

Can twin-row corn work for you? OSU Extension research in 2009 showed little advantage

Friday, May 7, 2010

COLUMBUS — Twin-row corn is becoming more of an attractive production practice for growers across the Midwest, but the jury is still out in Ohio on its yield potential.

Extension, 4-H could be last for some Ohio counties

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — He had said it would be the end, and from the way it looks, it might just be. Mike Hogan, director of Ohio State University Extension in Carroll County, said in April his county would need to pass a .57 mill, five-year tax levy if it was to continue Extension services and […]

New Wilmington Livestock Auction paperwork not meeting USDA rules

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scales at New Wilmington Livestock Auction have been tested since 2006 by Pa. Department of Agriculture.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board sets public sessions dates

Monday, May 3, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — During its first, organizational meeting held April 27, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board set the dates and locations for their regional public listening sessions in May. The purpose of the listening sessions is to allow Ohioans the opportunity to provide input to the board and to educate the board members and […]

Egg-production practices meet demand and maintain hen well- being

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Study finds costs will increase egg prices if conventional cage production is changed.

Ohio FFA celebrates 82nd state convention in Columbus

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ohio FFA Convention draws a sea of blue and gold. See Farm and Dairy’s slide show.

Harrison SWCD meets funding challenges head-on for second year

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Harrison County SWCD looks outside of the box to meet its funding challenges.

Economics may be determining factor in soybean seeding numbers

Friday, April 30, 2010

The current economic environment will play a much bigger decision in determining the soybean sampling rate.

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