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A coal camp Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Second place: Alex Keck, 17, of Hanoverton, Ohio It was early December of 1933, the height of the Great Depression in the tiny Pennsylvania coal mining town of Dunbar. The rows of company houses coated with black coal dust cast a bleak silhouette against the cold gray sky. Ida was 9-years-old and she along her […]

A Cat’s Christmas Dream

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Athena Pantelides, 10 yrs. Louisville, Ohio Snowla the cat was watching the snow fall outside of her house. Snowla’s owner spoiled her. You see Snowla’s house was a huge mansion, and Snowla’s owner had a big golden retriever. The dog’s name is Carla. Carla didn’t want to scare away cats but just the sight of […]

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 […]

Marie’s Christmas miracle

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Eileen Gress, 16, of Shreve, Ohio It was Christmas Eve, and Marie sat in her rocking chair. She was thinking about Christmas and how her husband, Mark, wouldn’t be there to celebrate with her and her daughter. I know that they needed more troops in Iraq, but why over the holiday season? How can we […]

Figuring out a good price for beef requires more than just math skills

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DICKINSON, N.D. — Tracking the value of beef is interesting. No matter where one turns, there is considerable variation that results in a value spread. This occurs to feeder calves, backgrounded calves or at harvest. Variation exists On the rail, similar variations occur all the way to the box. One could conclude that given the […]

Pa. adds farmland to preservation list

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s nation-leading farmland preservation program has set aside an additional 3,332 acres on 31 farms for permanent agricultural production. In the program’s 21-year history, 428,708 acres on 3,928 farms have been preserved for agricultural use in perpetuity, safeguarding them from development. Easement purchases The state’s farmland preservation program works through the Pennsylvania […]

Penn State set to shine at Farm Show

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Penn State exhibit at Pa. Farm Show has plenty of information to share.

Dairy farmers make one request: competitive milk pricing system

Monday, December 7, 2009

Farmers urge lawmakers to establish fair and competitive pricing system.

Adena tractor pulling team sets its sights on repeat performance of 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

An eastern Ohio tractor pulling team is already looking forward to next season.

Swine show moved to Jan. 2 to minimize virus risk

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pa. Farm Show makes changes in swine show due to H1N1 virus concerns.

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