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Exhibitions feature photos from coalfields, 19th century landscapes

Friday, January 30, 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Early 20th century photographs from the West Virginia coalfields and reproduced images of 19th century historic landscapes are on display at West Virginia University. The exhibitions feature Matt Klett and Byron Wolfe’s rephotographed historic landscapes from the 1860s and 1870s and works by coalfield photographer Rufus “Red” Ribble. The works will remain […]

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau unveils carbon credit trading pilot program

Friday, January 30, 2009

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is hosting information meetings for farmers and other landowners who may be eligible to participate in a new pilot program for Carbon Credit Trading. The presentation is titled: “Income and Environmental Opportunities from Carbon Credit Trading.” Meetings are scheduled for landowners in eight counties who are eligible for […]

Improve bottom line at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

Friday, January 30, 2009

COLUMBUS — In today’s economic climate, no-till farmers looking to reduce production inputs without hurting yields or their bottom line may find some solutions at the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Feb. 26-27 at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University, Ada. Sponsors include Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research […]

Wildlife expert warns of ecological risks of natural gas drilling

Friday, January 30, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With the unprecedented wave of deep-well, natural-gas drilling occurring across much of Pennsylvania, care must be taken to minimize impacts on wildlife and forests so critical to the state’s economy and heritage, according to a wildlife expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Keystone State must proactively plan natural-gas […]

Dairy basics for farmstead and artisan processors scheduled for Feb. 25-26

Friday, January 30, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Farmstead and artisan dairy processors can learn how to improve the safety and quality of their products, as well as their businesses’ bottom line, at the two-day Dairy Basics for Farmstead and Artisan Processors workshop Feb. 25-26 at Yoder’s Country Market, New Holland, Pa. Presented by Penn State’s College of Agricultural […]

Fertilizer prices vary at the retail level, but are stabilizing in general

Friday, January 30, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After reaching unprecedented price levels last year, fertilizer markets are adjusting to a dramatically different economic situation, making it hard for fertilizer dealers to set their prices and causing some farmers to delay their purchases, said a Purdue University specialist. “Fertilizer markets are now much more global, not only from the […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Jan. 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

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

Canine and bovine

Thursday, January 29, 2009

We found this photo hanging around in one of our files and something about the expression on these animals’ faces made us chuckle.

Knee jerks and collateral damage

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Biotechnology can feed the world, save lives, protect the environment, and improve human and animal health and welfare.

We all came together as Americans

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today’s problems cannot be solved if we still think the way we thought when we created them.” – Albert Einstein All my life, my friends and family have known each inaugural year they must figure on leaving me alone Jan. 20. If the press will bring it to me, I will absorb it. I have […]

Old guard still reigns at USDA, even under Obama

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Although Barack Obama has been president but a few days we can already say with certainty — unlike before his inauguration — he cannot fly, leap tall buildings or walk on water. Those feats, however, are chopped liver compared to cracking the good old boy cabal at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Buckling So far, […]

New house people have problems, too

Thursday, January 29, 2009

One of my many faults (and I surely have far too many to count in just one column) is I am a shallow person who takes comfort in the problems of others. OK, not “comfort” exactly, but a certain sense of camaraderie, definitely. It’s not that I wish harm — or hardship — on others. […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Members of the Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter participated in a Christmas tree pick up for the community Jan. 6. Members Kelsey Bowers, Danae Mulligan, Kyle Schirm, David Devore, Tessa Topp, Chelsea Odenkirk, Zach Burgett, Jessica Wellert, Sarhra Flinn and Sabrina Johnson all helped with this project. Members went to Lea Crest Estates, […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Augusta Ranchers 4-H club met Jan. 13 at the Brown Frame Community Building. Members decided to decorate a window at Thorne’s Super Market in Carrollton in honor of 4-H week. A theme was decided on. They will meet Jan. 30 to decorate the window and go for pizza and […]

New program will boost consumer confidence in the dairy industry

Thursday, January 29, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A new program called Farmers Assuring Responsible Management has been created to boost consumer confidence in the U.S. dairy industry. Designed to show the dairy industry’s commitment to the highest levels of animal care and quality assurance, Farmers Assuring Responsible Management is a joint effort between the National Milk Producers Federation and […]

Nothing nice about snow and ice

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Where is global warming when we need it? And what happened to a January thaw? I think bears have the right idea. In fact, for one solid week, I copied them. I hibernated. Literally. The Friday that the Abominable Snowman was huffing and puffing to get a good start, I went to the store and […]

Facts on the yellow-bellied sapsucker

Thursday, January 29, 2009

To the uninitiated, the yellow-bellied sapsucker sounds like a mythical creature. “Where is it in the field guide?” they ask. “Right next to the “bleary-eyed bedthrasher?” “No,” I answer. “It’s a woodpecker.” Four There are actually four species of sapsuckers in North America, but only the yellow-belly is found here in the east. Williamson’s, red-breasted, […]

Building fences in the bayou ’til the cows come home: Volunteers help rebuild Texas ranches

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Chip, a Texas cattleman, bragged to Jesse Dotterer and the handful of others visiting his Anahuac, Texas, ranch. Years of selective breeding had paid off in the herd he managed with his wife, Jean, and her twin sister, Janet. The cattle were resistant to bayou mosquitoes, suited for the area’s grasses, and […]

It’s time to evaluate your pastures

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

There is no time like the present to evaluate your pasture fields for damage from over grazing and weather related stress. While you are trying to warm up after feeding your livestock and checking on their water, it is a good time to evaluate your recent management successes and challenges. After dealing with a drier […]

Veterinarians work to trace contagious equine metritis

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture is closely working with its partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to perform trace back investigations as part of the nationwide effort to locate, quarantine, test, and treat horses that may have been exposed to stallions that tested positive for contagious equine metritis. Quarter horses and […]

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