In what many are calling a power grab, Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman used authority given the USDA in the 2002 Farm Bill to propose new guidelines that alter the composition and shorten the terms of locally-elected county Farm Service Agency (FSA) committees.
There has been a lot of talk lately about how any number of things are making Americans look bad. Reality TV, bare midriffs in church, our lack of respect for other cultures, and the presidential election just to name a few.
BUTLER, Pa. – Farm Service Agency personnel are gathering information in anticipation of federal funds becoming available to help clean up the muddy mess left by Hurricane Ivan, said Luke Fritz, executive director the agency for Beaver and Butler counties.
LONDON, Ohio – Chances are your basement has finally drained and the puddles outside are starting to dry up, but have your pastures recovered from the recent rains and flooding? Probably not completely, says Clif Little, an Ohio State Extension grazing specialist.
I have a new name. I haven’t heard it here at work (yet), but I hear it nonstop at home. One day, I turned on my cellular phone and there it was, staring at me for just a second before the system booted up: Freak.
Our county fair, among the very last in the state to open each year, is under way. The timing of this fair delights many, as they can select their very best produce to enter for 4-H and open class judging, and cattle and hogs are given just a little extra time to reach as close to perfection as possible.