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Let the legal wrangling begin: The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board legislation begins to take form

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Proposed legislation calls for $500,000 to be raised through an assessment on bulk feed.

United Producers begins market option

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New program to expand livestock marketing opportunities for cattle farmers.

Innovative Farmers of Ohio: Goal is to strengthen well-being of Ohio farms with education

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ATHENS, Ohio — Innovative Farmers of Ohio is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an agriculture that preserves and strengthens the economic, social, and environmental well-being of Ohio’s farms. To that end, every year it holds annual meeting where significant subjects reflecting their mission are presented. Conference offerings This year on March 5 and 6 […]

Expansion of the emerald ash borer quarantine necessary to stop problem

Friday, January 22, 2010

Quarantine now extends to 67 Ohio counties

What can wild bees tell us about their domesticated counterparts?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As scientists struggle to come to grips with Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease threatening to wipe out domesticated honey bees in the United States, they have begun to cast a worried eye toward wild bees — trying to gauge their numbers, health and ecological status. Many studies Researchers in Penn […]

Commodity stocks are up from last year in Ohio, Pa., and across the nation

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ohio, Pa., and U.S. showing increase in corn, and wheat stocks from 2008.

Tighter Calif. farm regs? Other states invite farmers with open arms

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

COLUMBUS — As reported in the Jan. 17 Wall Street Journal, several state legislatures, poultry industry officials and economic development offices are working to capitalize on the farm-unfriendly nature of California’s new law on housing for egg-laying hens. All are welcome According to the article, Nevada, Idaho and Georgia have been among states promising “friendlier […]

Eight beef breeds make judges’ decision difficult

Friday, January 15, 2010

HARRISBURG — You could hear a pin drop as everyone anxiously awaited the judges’ decision for supreme champion beef female and bull Jan.11, at the 2010 Pa. Farm Show. The Hereford grand champion female, MH 29R Miss Rock 8181, exhibited by nine year-old Walker Dunn, of Crawford Co. was supreme champion female overall. The supreme […]

Steer show takes center stage at 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rowdy ‘Nugent’ wins steer show by topping more than 70 entries.

Looking for hope: N.M. dairyman plans milk dump

Thursday, January 14, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — A New Mexico dairy farmer is asking for help across the country in organizing a national milk dump. Dairy farmer Deborah Stark, of Clovis, N.M., said the last year in the dairy industry has started her on a mission and now she needs some help. In a statement released to media and […]

Generous buyers help make Pa. Farm Show Sale of Champions successful

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Youth champions top last year’s sale at the 2010 Pa. Farm Show.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board: More than a paper tiger

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A plan to fund the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is expected this month.

Junior beef exhibitors win at Farm Show

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Junior beef breeders bring best to Pa. Farm Show

Indiana County teen exhibits winning lamb, topping 230 entries.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Indiana County teen exhibits winning lamb, topping 230 entries.

Ask FSA Andy By FSA Andy

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hello Again. Changes, changes, changes. That’s what the Farm Service Agency is all about. 2010 is no exception as the new year brings about new regulations. Over the course of the next several months, you will hear about an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) verification process. More than likely, each local FSA office will inform their […]

Stallman tells AFBF: Farmers just aren’t going to take it anymore

Monday, January 11, 2010

SEATTLE, Wash. — In his annual keynote address Jan. 10, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman issued a call to action to Farm Bureau members and a stern warning to critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents’ efforts to change the landscape of American agriculture. Rally needed Stallman spoke at the […]

Christmas Crow

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My husband and I are polar opposites in many, if not most, ways. He is athletic. I have two left feet and no more competitive edge than your average tree sloth. I am a grudge holding introvert. He is gregarious and forgiving. He is a math whiz. I find that even fifth grade mathematics causes […]

Ask FSA Andy By FSA Andy

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hello Again! Congratulations to all the newly elected and re-elected county committee members. Their responsibilities begin immediately, as the first official meeting this month will require the necessary tasks to organize the new committee. Of most importance, they will nominate a committee adviser to speak on behalf of under-represented groups. Currently, the committee consists of […]

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. […]

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