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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 […]

New renewable fuel plant will use animal fats

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

GEISMAR, La. — Tyson Foods and Syntroleum Corporation have given final approval for plans to build a $138 million renewable synthetic fuels facility in Geismar, La. The facility, Dynamic Fuels, is a 50:50 venture between Tyson and Syntroleum to convert low grade, inedible fats and greases into renewable transportation fuels. Capital funding includes $100 million […]

Corn stocks higher than expected

Friday, July 11, 2008

The USDA’s July report shows a tight supply and demand situation for both corn and soybeans.

Crawford County farmers growing camelina for biofuel

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In most places in the East, they’re still talking about the coming biofuels revolution. But in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, farmers already are involved in it.

A weekly roundup of FFA news for the week of June 5, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Mapleton FFA 2008 officer team traveled to the elementary school May 14 to conduct its annual Ag Day. Each year, they speak to the preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students about some of the aspects of agriculture. This year, the officers set up five stations that each of the 160 students would […]

Steer show takes center stage at 2010 Pa. Farm Show

Monday, January 15, 0007

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

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