Archive for March, 2015


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 […]


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