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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 […]

Some guidance on selecting corn hybrids

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

By PETER THOMISON One of the most important management decisions a corn grower makes each year is the selection of corn hybrids for spring planting. During the past 40 to 50 years, there has been continuous improvement in the genetics of corn hybrids, which has contributed to steady increases in grain yield potential ranging from […]

These Web sites are just right for nature lovers

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Each holiday season I recommend books and other gifts that might interest readers. Today I give a gift to you — a series of Web sites chock full of valuable information that nature lovers will appreciate. And they’re free. If you don’t have Internet access at home, visit your local public library. http://digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon The University […]

Put farm taxes on your to-do list

Friday, December 19, 2008

It’s not to late to make changes for tax purposes. This year farmers have more alternatives to consider with respect to cost recovery or depreciation on assets that they placed in service during 2008.

Greene County, Pa., Marcellus shale well hits record levels

Monday, December 15, 2008

Horizontal Marcellus shale well in southwestern Pa. setting new records for CNX, but no royalty paid.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Nov. 20, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TORONTO, Ohio — The Bareshoe Wranglers met at the Glen Mills Center for a covered-dish banquet recently. Adviser Frank Mayer was in charge of the meeting. Certificates and pins were handed out. Awards were presented to Ian Porter, most improved; Holly Mayer, all around; Heidi Hickle, most outstanding; and Jennifer Smith, sportsmanship. The next meeting […]

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pa. farm’s Cleantech manure facility to be first of its kind

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The new on-site livestock waste treatment system will also produce renewable energy by combusting the biomass in Kreider Farms’ dairy and poultry waste.

A roundup of FFA news for Aug. 28, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter recently held its summer meeting and cookout at Ethan Sayers’ house. Thirty-two members and three guests showed up for the meeting and cookout. Members discussed plans for the upcoming Athens County Fair including improvements to the FFA booths, FFA fun day, and the annual fair cook out. After […]

Lawrence County Fair junior fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Lawrence County (Pa.) Fair.

A roundup of FFA news for July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

OBERLIN, Ohio — The Firelands FFA chapter held its annual summer picnic July 11 at the Krumwiedes’ farm in Wakeman. Members enjoyed hillbilly golf, corn hole, volleyball, swimming, and an inflatable bouncing cage, followed by a bonfire. The next FFA meeting is 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Agricultural Science room at Firelands.

Animal welfare: Consumers want to know farm animals are cared for

Thursday, July 24, 2008

WASHINGTON — Can consumers and farmers come to the table to discuss animal care and welfare down on the farm? The American Farm Bureau Federation hopes so. To address consumer concerns about the care provided to farm animals, the American Farm Bureau Federation has launched the Conversations on Animal Care initiative. The goal? Engage consumers […]

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