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Dairy economist: Long, painful recovery for U.S. dairy farmers

Monday, November 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a “state of normalcy” where production is more in balance with domestic demand.

U.S. using less water than 35 years ago

Saturday, November 7, 2009

WASHINGTON –The U.S. is using less water than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, according to water use estimates for 2005. Despite a 30 percent population increase during the past 25 years, overall water use has remained fairly stable, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne […]

Producer-handler proposal: USDA poised to cap milk bottling

Friday, November 6, 2009

Decision could bring more producers into federal order program and increase pooling incentives.

Pa. dairymen gain hope at profitability forum

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hope was renewed at the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum.

Mixed results from OSU Extension levies

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ohio State University Extension levies in Paulding, Jackson and Coshocton counties fail, while Hardin and Monroe levies pass.

Ohio voters overwhelmingly pass Issue 2, but HSUS plans its own ballot initiative

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In the Nov. 3 election, Ohio voters passed Issue 2, but the Humane Society of United States plans its own ballot initiative in response.

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.

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