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Gov. Corbett signs law cutting red tape for livestock exhibitors

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Changes in the rules for livestock exhibitors mean less paperwork.

Pickaway County Farmers launch fresh foods corridor

Thursday, June 6, 2013

CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO — A group of Pickaway County farmers recently launched the Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor during the first Pickaway County Farmers Market of the season. The initiative was started by local farmers to help people experience the connection with their food and focuses on promoting homegrown entrepreneurship, new investment and the value of Pickaway […]

Ask FSA Andy about heroes in the community

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hello Again! As you read this, Memorial Day is right around the corner, welcoming THE “official start of the summer season.” Maybe you will celebrate the day with a cook-out and a visit to the cemetery. Maybe you will attend a parade or maybe you will spend it in the seat of a tractor trying […]

New Year’s resolution

Thursday, January 24, 2013

By George A. Hazlett: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution and only within a few days or weeks break it? I speak from experience. I must confess that I am guilty. I have only made a few New Year’s resolutions in my lifetime, and I don’t believe they […]

FSA’s annual notice of programs and policies

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hello again! Each year, the Farm Service Agency is required to issue public notice on a variety of programs, policies, and opportunities available at the county office. Questions can be directed to your local Farm Service Agency office. Commodity loans Commodity loans, also referred to as marketing assistance loans, are available to producers who share […]

Pennsylvania Farm Show: Officials meet to discuss policy

Friday, January 11, 2013

The farm bill and dairy policy was on the minds and lips of government officials at the annual government luncheon held during the 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Dairylea Cooperative Inc. celebrates 105 years of marketing dairy industry

Monday, November 12, 2012

 SYRACUSE, N.Y. –  Dairylea Cooperative Inc. hosted its 105th annual meeting in Liverpool, N.Y., Oct. 9.Northeast dairy industry. Dairylea CEO Greg Wickham described the strong Northeast dairy industry, the yogurt boom and the impact it is having on the area.  The meeting also featured guests who shared about how the dairy industry is doing in […]

More than just elk live in the Rocky Mountains

Thursday, October 25, 2012

GUNNISON, Colo. — A group of four friends are here to live a dream — to hunt Rocky Mountain elk, the most coveted of all lower 48 big game. But given that, there are more critters involved in this play than elk. Take the golden eagle that winged up from a nearby kill to create […]

New fertilizer plant in Indiana

Saturday, October 6, 2012

FAIRFIELD, Ill. — Ohio Valley Resources LLC (OVR) filed an air permit application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Sept. 17, to construct a billion-dollar nitrogen fertilizer facility in Spencer County, Ind. The new ammonia plant will be the first new facility of its type to be constructed in America by a U.S.-based firm […]

Should I exit the cow/calf industry?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BLACKSBURG, Va. — In March 2012, the prices of feeder cattle reached record highs. By mid-July 2012, the severe drought in the Midwest and the Plains had caused soybean and corn prices to reach record high prices. Feeder cattle prices have declined due to the record grain prices and forced liquidation of herds due to […]

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