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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.

2009 Holiday Art and Writing Contest

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thinking of the holidays? Grab your keyboard and put those thoughts on paper in a story for our contest. Or, if you aren’t a writer, but like to draw, we want to see your work. Make a holiday masterpiece and enter it in our holiday art contest.

Gov. Rendell requests more help from federal sources for Pa. dairies

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pa. governor says more help is needed for dairy producers.

Animal agriculture education is the real issue

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Editor: There is no guaranteed seat for a production livestock producer. The board consists of 13 members: three family farmers, two veterinarians, one food safety expert, one representative of a local humane society, two members from statewide farm organizations, the dean of an Ohio agriculture college and two members representing Ohio consumers. It does not […]

Two large Ohio dairies placed into receivership

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Two dairies in western Ohio have been unable to pay on loans since March.

Not a bat man? You should be

Thursday, July 16, 2009

DAYTON, Ohio — Bats are your friends, or should be, according to Ohio State University’s Marne Titchenell, who hopes to show you why. She’ll teach “Bats: Not Just for Caves Anymore!” from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark in Dayton. Fact vs. fiction “We’ll discuss the facts and not the […]

Group takes new look at food safety

Thursday, July 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announce suggestions for upgrading the food safety system. Food safety. Created by President Barack Obama in March to advise the administration on how to upgrade the food safety system for the 21st century, the working group is […]

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days celebrates farming and the farmer

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Waterloo, Wisc. — The 2009 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held July 21 through July 23 and will feature technology and tradition. Event location This year,Wisconsin’s largest agriculture exposition takes place at The Crave Brothers Farm LLC in southern Dodge County. From heritage tractors to field demos, with a focus on interactive family fun […]

Ohio property owners granted reprieve

Thursday, June 25, 2009

State senator says local health departments should be making decisions on what type of septic systems are used.

Ohio’s new APV laws may make trespass prosecution easier

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Farmers are now the only group exempt from registering an all-purpose vehicle in Ohio.

Better Business Bureau warns of shady door-to-door meat sales

Monday, April 6, 2009

YOUNGSTOWN — With cook out season fast approaching, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be cautious when dealing with door-to-door meat vendors. American Prime Wholesale LLC of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, has, in the past, falsely displayed the BBB logo in various ads and in areas of a MySpace webpage, implying BBB accreditation. False claims They […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ITEM NO. 858 Hello from Hazard! Wow, after bragging on the volume of mail in the Hazard-ous mailbag and in-box, we received nothing but silence on Item No. 857, which we’ve shown now since Feb. 26. I guess it’s time to move on, then. Gailey Henderson of Williamstown, W.Va., who shared Item No. 857 with […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Feb. 19, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

2007 Census of Agriculture: Agriculture’s ‘middle’ slipping away

Monday, February 9, 2009

The latest Census of Agriculture shows more U.S. farms than in 2007, but Ohio farms decreased by 2.5 percent. Nationally, there are a lot more very small farms, and a lot more very large farms.

Champion lamb selected at Farm Show

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

HARRISBURG — Samantha Adams of Bedford, Pa., took home the grand champion banner in the junior market lamb show Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Adams, with her 126-pound crossbred market lamb, outperformed 227 entries for her fourth grand champion win at the Farm Show. A member of the Farming Around 4-H […]

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