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Poor farmers to benefit from worldwide initiative

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NEW YORK — The United Nations World Food Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation unveiled a groundbreaking initiative to help poor farmers across the developing world significantly increase their incomes. The initiative, Purchase for Progress, aims to help hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers access reliable markets to […]

Country-of-origin labeling rule gets chilly reception

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The latest brouhaha stems from the USDA’s interpretation of COOL.

China feed demand grows

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WASHINGTON — Higher corn yields are expected in China for 2008 compared to 2007 resulting in 6 billion bushels, said Cary Sifferath, U.S. Grains Council senior director in China. Sifferath and Charles Ring of the Texas Corn Producers Board toured corn fields in the Northeastern provinces of Heilonjiang and Jilin, China to assess the corn […]

The financial crisis: What it means for agriculture in the United States

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By Terry Francl American Farm Bureau Federation The financial melt down in the U.S. that started with the sub-prime mortgage crisis has led to a bailout package proposed by the administration under the leadership of Treasury Secretary Paulson and currently under consideration by Congress. As of Sept. 29, Congress is negotiating the details of the […]

Ranches work to recover from Ike

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ANAHUAC, Texas — Almost two weeks after Hurricane Ike struck the upper Gulf Coast of Texas, shock is being replaced by worry, fatigue and nagging questions among ranchers in Chambers and Jefferson counties. Massive efforts are ongoing to find and care for surviving domestic livestock, dig out from under debris and fallen trees and rebuild […]

Mahoning Farm Bureau celebrates achievements

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mahoning County Farm Bureau celebrated a year of successful programs at its annual meeting. The county received Excellence Awards in the organization and public policy programming areas. It was also awarded the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President’s Award for top overall programming.

Talking market strategy in Ashtabula County

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nothing in the commodity market has been any less predictable than grain prices over the last three years, according to Tim Gildersleeve, who grows about 1,200 acres of grain and forage on his Austinburg farm.

Ashland County Fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Ashland County Fair.

Congress fixes misinterpretation of farm bill base-acre provision

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to suspend for the 2008 crop year a farm billprovision that required producers to have a minimum of 10 base-acres to receive program benefits. The House and Senate each passed by unanimous consent the Senate amendment to H.R. 6849, originally sponsored by Congressman Bob Etheridge of […]

National FFA membership is at a 31-year-high

Monday, September 29, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization has 507,763 members in 7,439 FFA chapters across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. “This is an exciting time for FFA, as we are nearing the all-time-high membership total we originally reached in the 1970s,” said Larry Case, chief executive officer and national adviser for the National FFA […]

Momentum continues for pork, beef exports

Monday, September 29, 2008

DENVER — U.S. pork and beef exports continued their strong performance in July, as pork exports remain on an all-time record pace for the year and beef exports are achieving levels of success not seen since 2003. The torrid pace of 2008 pork exports has been largely attributed to skyrocketing volumes of pork destined for […]

Tuscarawas County Fair livestock auction results

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Tuscarawas County Fair.

Acceptance Day at West Point

Thursday, September 25, 2008

(Editor’s note: Weston Boose, a 4-H’er from rural Norwalk, Ohio, and son of Terry and Mary Lisa Boose, is starting college life at the U.S. Military Academy. This is the third article in an occasional series by contributing writer Judy Kocab on Boose’s first year in the academy, where the battlecry of “Duty. Honor. Country.” […]

Vacation with us…Kandiko

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dan and Jean Kandiko of Newton Falls, Ohio, traveled 7,000 miles by train to Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Rochester, Minn., Chicago and back to Cleveland. They saw many sites, along with Farm and Dairy, including Pier 39 in San Francisco, where they are pictured. The Kandikos and Farm and Dairy were joined […]

Three Generations

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It’s rare to see three generations working in the same field at the same time. In this picture, it’s dad Rick Weber on the left, son Garret Weber in the middle and grandpa Dick Weber running the rake on the right. This moment was captured Aug. 21 at Pleasant View Farms in Grove City, Pa.

Weather woes: The other shoe dropped

Thursday, September 25, 2008

In the column for the Sept. 11 edition, I wrote about all the scary storms everywhere else and hoped the other shoe would not drop. Well, didn’t it drop! When our area received microbursts and wind gusts upward of 60 miles per hour (or more some say), it is really frightening. And the odd part […]

Power to the people: My so-called pioneer life

Thursday, September 25, 2008

By Day Two, when the power company was reporting that it might be a WEEK until we got power — plucky and intrepid had morphed into a deepening sense of dread.

Duncan’s Story Part I

Thursday, September 25, 2008

As Kathie and I left my brother Tom’s house one Sunday night, on our way to our old Voyager van, we were met by two stray dogs wandering toward us from a neighbor’s yard. The smaller of the two dogs, a shepherd-type variety, came right up to us, ready to make friends. The other dog […]

Outside markets dominate grain prices

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Based on the fundamentals and the technicals both, we should have been lower Sept. 22. What happened? Outside markets happened, with a vengeance.

Hazard A Guess: Week of Sept. 25, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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

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