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By the numbers: Food for thought

Thursday, November 29, 2007

While you’re recovering from Thanksgiving feasts and looking ahead to another month of holiday gorging, chew on these numbers: 702 million pounds The amount of sweet potatoes grown in 2006 in North Carolina, the nation’s largest producer.

What’s old is new again on the farm

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I find it amazing, time and time again, how much the world is turning back around to the way it used to be long, long ago.

Farm bill ‘debates’ are deplorable

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Even by its Olympic standards for hyperbole and hypocrisy, the performance of the U.S. Senate during the fruitless, pre-Thanksgiving farm bill debate was breathtaking.

Dairy seminars set across the state

Thursday, November 29, 2007

It may seem a long way off, especially as you are managing the fall harvest, but winter will be here before we know it and along with it comes a variety of outstanding Extension workshops and educational seminars to help you be a better dairy producer.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

It seems a shame to begin thinking of Christmas before Thanksgiving has come and gone, but that is just what I’ve done for more years now than I care to keep track of.

My monkey-in-law

Thursday, November 29, 2007

When I write about my life, people actually ask, with a straight face, if I make things up. When you learn about my people – my family – you soon realize that embellishment is rarely necessary.

Two generations earn SWCD award

Thursday, November 29, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – For Harold Mann and his son, David, conserving the soil and conserving the farm go hand in hand.

Conservation comes with the territory

Thursday, November 29, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio – For the Bob Hunter family, conservation is a heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation, just like the 150-acre farm, known as Ancestor Acres, that has been in the family since 1875.

Traveling lab to train hog farmers

Thursday, November 29, 2007

COLUMBUS – A a state-of-the-art mobile ventilation laboratory will help train Ohio’s hog farmers on setting and adjusting ventilation in modern hog barns.

Tax credit encourages no-till practices

Thursday, November 29, 2007

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Farmers interested in purchasing no-till planting equipment may qualify for a 50 percent tax credit under the Resource Enhancement and Protection, or REAP, tax credit program, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said recently.

Soybeans most in demand for 2008

Thursday, November 29, 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Last fall, the talk in farm circles focused on the demand for corn and how the market favored corn production.

Six dairy breeds shown at NAILE

Thursday, November 29, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The following article lists the results from dairy shows at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Pa. chooses new lamb and wool queen

Thursday, November 29, 2007

MERCER, Pa. – Rebecca Giles of Belle Vernon, Pa., has been crowned the 2008 Pennsylvania Lamb and Wool Queen.

Ohio, Pa. exhibitors win at NAILE

Thursday, November 29, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Results are still rolling in from the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

New curator at Pasto Ag Museum

Thursday, November 29, 2007

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A new volunteer curator has been named for Penn State’s Pasto Agricultural Museum Daryl Heasley of State College, retired professor emeritus of rural sociology, will take the reins of the museum at year’s end.

Meetings address dairy labeling

Thursday, November 29, 2007

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The first Ohio Dairy Labeling Advisory Committee will meet from 1-4:30 p.m. Dec.

Conservation efforts get a thumbs up

Thursday, November 29, 2007

BARNESVILLE, Ohio – Art and Sandy Monahan have earned the 2007 Conservation Farm Family award from the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District.

ODA watches county fair sales

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Keep an eye on livestock projects. That’s the warning issued recently to three county fair boards by the Ohio Department of Agriculture after livestock projects exhibited at the fairs reportedly didn’t end up at the slaughterhouse, breaking state rules.

Another egg farm files for permits

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Permit applications have been filed with the Ohio Department of Agriculture that may allow a 6 million hen poultry farm to be built in Union County.

Things to be thankful for …

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A good friend’s father had a quadruple bypass two weeks ago. It’s been a stressful, uncertain time for their family, but his health outlook is strong.


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