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Year in Review: 2009

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009– A year many producers would like to forget but instead will move on and hope for a brighter 2010.

2009 Adult writing contest and youth art winners

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The holidays have a special meaning to all of us. It could be the sights and sounds of the children sled riding down the hill behind the farm house or the late nights making holiday treats in the kitchen. Or it could be the traditions we have in our families that we celebrate every year. […]

2009 Adult writing contest and youth art winners

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The holidays have a special meaning to all of us. It could be the sights and sounds of the children sled riding down the hill behind the farm house or the late nights making holiday treats in the kitchen. Or it could be the traditions we have in our families that we celebrate every year. […]

Economist: Corn prices increase, wheat and soybeans fall flat

Monday, December 28, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — While prices for the 2009 corn crop may continue to slowly climb as corn demand increases in 2010, soybean and wheat prices have a slightly more dismal outlook, said Chris Hurt, Purdue University agricultural economist. “As we look down the road to 2010, demand is going to continue for corn,” Hurt […]

2009 Children, Holiday art and writing contest

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas stories of love, wishes, lessons learned and animals filled our mailbox and inboxes in the past few weeks and we couldn’t have been happier here at the Farm and Dairy! The stories gave us the jolt we needed to get into the holiday spirit. The judges had a tough time picking the winners but […]

Legislation gives ODA more control over CAFOS

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A lengthy process of transferring the state’s livestock permitting program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, became closer to completion this week. Signed into law On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed House Bill 363, which authorizes the ODA to adopt rules under the […]

Nations agree to climate change accord in Denmark

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — President Barack Obama committed the United States to cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and by more than 80 percent by 2050.

National FFA to welcome new year in Rose Parade

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

National FFA to have one of largest floats in Tournament of Roses Parade.

Ohio grain farmers note successes, prepare for ‘perfect storm’ ahead

Monday, December 21, 2009

LIMA, Ohio — They gathered to discuss the three major grains grown in Ohio — corn, wheat and soybeans. But the 250 or so growers who attended the annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium Dec. 17 in Allen County were equally concerned about the livestock industry, global climate change, alternative fuels and the impact each will […]

USDA: Milk producers can expect dairy payment soon

Friday, December 18, 2009

Expected one-time payment to dairymen is 32 cents per hundredweight.

Humor and hope keep Pennsylvania dairy farm alive

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lesson learned in Pa. dairy farm is that quality can have more benefits than quantity.

Living off the land in Ohio’s Harrison County

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Harrison County rancher breeds cattle that make most of land resources.

2010-2020: A decade for farm management

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Virginia Tech economist says farmers will prosper or fail over next 10 years.

Researcher studying ways to handle huge quantities of biomass

Monday, December 14, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As scientists scramble to develop ways to generate enormous amounts of energy from cleaner-burning, renewable fuels to replace coal and oil, promising agricultural crops such as switchgrass have made headlines. But selecting the plants from which to make energy is just part of the challenge. Systems to handle huge volumes of […]

New roots on Lake Erie: Local food systems are urban planning tool

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Community gardening, land use planning help Cleveland cast a new landscape.

Memories and traditions are what make Christmas, not the tree itself

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Feisley Tree Farm includes 300 acres of trees.

Welch, Buchy and James receive Ohio Farm Bureau’s top award

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This year’s Ohio Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award winners are Sarah James of Butler County, Esther Welch of Ashland County, and Jim Buchy of Darke County. The awards and other honors were presented Dec. 2-4 in Cincinnati.

Ohio Farm Bureau gears up for next stage in Issue 2 battle

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau members are digging in for more livestock care battles. “Do not underestimate what you have accomplished,” OFBF Exec. Vice President Jack Fisher told the members during the Dec. 2-4 annual meeting, “but, likewise, do not underestimate the job ahead.”

Dairy farmers make one request: competitive milk pricing system

Monday, December 7, 2009

Farmers urge lawmakers to establish fair and competitive pricing system.

Better feeding conditions favor quality

Sunday, December 6, 2009

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One yard might be knee-deep in snow, while the other is dealing with piles of mud. Record-high temperatures might cause heat stress in one area while cattle in another region are enduring torrential rainfall. One fact rings true Even with all that variability, one fact rings true: better conditions mean better […]


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