Archive for February, 2014

Congressional conferees agree on aid for dairy farmers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WASHINGTON — Senate and House negotiators agreed Sept. 30 to provide $350 million for U.S. dairy farmers. Under the language that Congress still must approve, $290 million would be provided in direct support to dairy farmers using guidelines to be determined by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack under an expedited process.

Vacation with us….Anthony

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Four generations of the Carl Anthony Family took Farm and Dairy along when they visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Carl and Louise Anthony of East Canton, Ohio, with 15 of their family members vacationed at Duck, N.C. Pictured are (front) Angie Parker, Betty Oyer, Joan Roberts, Ashley Ward, Jennifer Yoder, Rachel Ward and […]

Vacation with Farm and Dairy …Mizer

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Mizers got together in Williamsburg, Va., in late July to tour the sites at Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg. Farm and Dairy enjoyed the history lesson as well. Pictured are Tim and Sue Mizer of Roaming Shores, Ohio, Gene and Judy Mizer of West Lafayette, Ohio, Tom and Cindy Stockdale of Coshocton, Ohio, Jeanette Sheneman […]

Vacation with us…Reinhart

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ethan and Evan Reinhart of Mogadore, Ohio, vacationed in Fort Myers, Fla., in July. Farm and Dairy enjoyed soaking up the sun with the boys.

Twin-row cropping may be the wave of the not-so-distant future

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Twin-row cropping is growing in popularity because of yield gains and low cost in new equipment.

Grain markets: Are we swimming into new crop?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

There has been a lot of grain market volatility to confuse things. One day, we were up 4 cents and the next down 4 cents. The optimist says we are going higher, the pessimist says we are going lower, and the realist says the market did nothing for those two days.

Settlement may be looming in Witmer’s grain lawsuit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The ODA has completed its investigation and found no violations of the grain warehouse law.

Keep your farm decisions in your hands

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Editor: Every morning I wake up, this country of ours seems a little more unrecognizable. The government seems to have its hand in just about everything and we stand by and let it happen. Now it seems that our livestock industry needs some sort of guidelines for the care of our own animals. Guidelines to […]

Ruritan club will no longer hold annual turkey supper

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Editor: The Washington Ruritan Club regretfully announces that they will no longer be holding their annual turkey supper. We wish to thank the many people who attended and supported this fundraiser over the last 50 years. We want to recognize those non members who have helped each year, especially the Marlington High School groups. Also, […]

Enter the Farm and Dairy photo contest

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Attention shutterbugs! Have you ever wanted to shoot a cover photo? Well, Farm and Dairy is offering you that chance. We are conducting a photo contest and the winning photo will appear on the cover of the 2010 Agri-Book. Photos must have a farm/agricultural connection and can encompass anything in the rural community from rolling […]

Millions available for renewable energy and energy efficiency loans, grants

Monday, September 28, 2009

Millions available for renewable energy and energy efficiency loans, grantsWASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $62.5 million in loans and grants for 705 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in 45 states and Puerto Rico under the Rural Energy for America Program, an important initiative to help rebuild and revitalize rural America. […]

CHS, Agrico Group form joint venture

Monday, September 28, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. — CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company, and Agrico Group, headquartered in Moscow, Federal Republic of Russia, have formed a joint venture company named ACG to manage origination, logistics, export and worldwide marketing of Russian wheat, feed grains and potentially oilseeds. The ACG joint venture does not include other […]

Gov. Rendell urges Milk Marketing Board to help dairy producers

Monday, September 28, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With Pennsylvania’s milk producers facing prices that are 40 percent lower than a year ago, Gov. Edward G. Rendell has written to the state’s Milk Marketing Board asking for their recommendations on how to help dairy farmers survive the unprecedented financial hardships. Bearing the brunt “Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers are bearing the brunt […]

Symposium set to address farm animal welfare issues Oct. 16

Monday, September 28, 2009

COLUMBUS — As animal agriculture comes under scrutiny and animal welfare issues are hotly debated, the time to become educated to proactively address animal welfare issues is now. “Animal welfare is a prominent issue in Ohio and the U.S. and even the world. It’s a topic of interest to producers, consumers, veterinarians, health care professionals, […]

Ohio hog inventory up 6 percent, U.S. hog inventory down 2 percent

Monday, September 28, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio hog producers had 2.04 million hogs on hand Sept. 1, up 2 percent from last quarter and up 6 percent from a year ago. The number of market hogs, at 1.88 million head, was up 3 percent from last quarter and up 7 percent from last year. Breeding stock, at 160,000 […]

All-American Dairy Show champions

Monday, September 28, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Topping more than 1,000 entries at the 46th All-American Dairy Show held in Harrisburg, Pa., Old Mill E. Snickerdoodle, owned by Allen Bassler, Jr. of Upperville, Va., once again took home the supreme champion title Sept. 24. A seven-time All-American Brown Swiss, this 11-year-old cow was supreme champion of the All-American Dairy […]

King pumpkin record

Sunday, September 27, 2009

(Reed Tychonski photo) Bill Neptune of New Concord, Ohio, set a new record at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Neptune’s entry tipped the scales at 1,503 pounds. That’s 328 pounds heavier than last year’s king pumpkin and 214 pounds larger than any other pumpkin displayed at the festival during its 46 years. Second place went to […]

Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.

Fun at Ridgeview Farm

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ridgeview Farm, located in Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County, SR 87, hosts fall fun weekends Sept. 26 thru Oct. 28 from noon to 5, and it’s lots of fun, as these pumpkin painters discovered.

Penn State’s Ag Career Day set for Oct. 27

Friday, September 25, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will hold its Ag Career Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The College of Agricultural Sciences has placed a new focus on fostering connections between students and potential employers through the Career and Internship Initiative. The initiative […]

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