Archive for March, 2013

Pa. state house takes action on farm vehicle regulations

Friday, April 30, 2010

Camp Hill, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau praised members of the state House of Representatives for unanimously passing an amendment to a transportation bill that directs the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to adopt all exemptions permitted for farm vehicles and their drivers under federal law and regulation. Exemptions Under the amendment, PennDOT would be required […]

Producers: Don’t forget to file annual acreage report to USDA

Friday, April 30, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bill Wehry, Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Pennsylvania today reminded producers to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office to meet FSA program eligibility requirements. Reminder Producers are reminded they must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, […]

Economics may be determining factor in soybean seeding numbers

Friday, April 30, 2010

The current economic environment will play a much bigger decision in determining the soybean sampling rate.

It’s not a levy, but sales tax vote impacts Extension, too

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Editor: On May 4, 2010, voters will be asked to approve the 1 percent sales tax for Columbiana County. The outcome of this vote will greatly impact Ohio State University Extension in Columbiana County. County commissioners are required by law to fund mandated programs. Extension is not a mandated program and without the passage of […]

Vacation with us … Hornby

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Todd Hornby of Warren, Ohio, recently spent a weekend at the Marlboro Crazy Mountain Ranch in Montana with his wife Trina. It seems the invited person to the ranch may bring one guest, so we’re glad he chose his wife, but was happy Todd was able to get Farm and Dairy inside the grounds too.

Vacation with us … Bonar

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eric Bonar of Homeworth, Ohio, saw a whole lot of nothing during a recent vacation out West. After visiting the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources in Phoenix, Ariz., he stopped in Nothing, Ariz., to grab a snapshot with Farm and Dairy. Next up was the NASCAR race in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vacation with us … Yoder

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Henry Yoder of Hanoverton, along with his sister-in-law Becky Kountz of Wyoming, brought Farm and Dairy along during their trip to Zambia. They brought supplies to the Chande Orphanage and did additional projects during their visit in January. Thanks for bringing Farm and Dairy along on such a fantastic trip and thanks for not losing […]

Allegheny couple files lawsuit against Pasture Maid Dairy in New Castle, Pa.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa.— A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a couple who reportedly fell ill after ingesting raw milk from a Lawrence County, Pa. dairy. James and Maureen Orchard, of Mars, Pa., reportedly suffered from symptoms in March by Campylobacter. The bacteria was found in raw milk produced by Pasture Maid Creamery LLC of […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

BURTON, Ohio –The Auburn Swine Club met April 18. Club president Bryan Briggs called the meeting to order. Club dues of $20 per member are due immediately. Members discussed Relay for Life, which will be held May 22-23 at Cardinal High School, and registration forms were passed out. Briggs gave the livestock sale committee report. […]

Nearly half of Ohio’s corn already planted, Pa. ahead, too

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Crop experts say a dry spring has helped farmers in Pennsylvania and Ohio get an earlier start on the planting season. The latest statistics have been announced.

Main Street banks want reform

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rare is the day when the U.S. Senate Ag Committee lands on the front page of the New York Times. That day, however, came April 20 when the Times, in its running coverage of financial reform in the Senate, highlighted the aggies’ role in that effort: regulation of casino-like derivatives. The story centered on committee […]

What’s so great about Ohio? Let me tell you

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Most women go to the beautician for highlights, lowlights, maybe a deep condition. Me, I go for livestock. There are numerous charming reasons why I know I live in a truly small town, but going in for a quick trim of the split ends and coming home with a goat surely ranks at the top. […]

FSA encourages producers to report prevented planting, failed crop acreage

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hello Again! And a warm welcome to the beautiful springtime weather! With spring planting upon us, the Farm Service Agency encourages producers to report any prevented planting acreage or failed crop acreage that will not be brought to harvest to their local FSA office. Failed acreage must be reported to FSA before destroying and replanting […]

Farmers use Sudangrass to subdue Canada thistle for Univeristy of Illinois study

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — Farmers who don’t rely on or want to minimize the use of chemical herbicides need creative solutions to win the battle against aggressive perennial weeds. In ongoing research at the University of Illinois on Canada thistle, Sudangrass is proving to be a worthy contender as a summer smother crop. “Sudangrass get very […]

Loose cows take center stage at Ohio State

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

COLUMBUS — Stay calm. When you’ve got a 1,000-pound cow running around loose in a public place, that’s the best advice that Ohio State University Extension ag safety professional Kent McGuire can offer. “The more calm you are, the more calm you can keep the animal simply because it’s in an environment it’s not used […]

Gates Foundation joins fund to support world’s poorest farmers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WASHINGTON — Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, joined representatives of the governments of the U.S., Canada, Spain and South Korea at the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently to launch a global trust fund to help the world’s poorest farmers grow more and earn more so they can lift themselves […]

Eastern Ohio Grazing Council formed to help local producers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The newly formed Eastern Ohio Grazing Council is pleased to offer assistance to landowners wanting to learn more about grazing and pastureland. The council, compiled of local producers and assisted by local government support, has planned working sessions to answer questions from the most elementary to the most difficult related to grazing. […]

MSU helps form Michigan cheese cooperative

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Move over Wisconsin cheese, here comes Michigan cheese. That’s what the 11 members of the newly formed Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative are hoping. The cooperative will work together to market their products, leverage buying power and help each other through the challenges of cheese making. The Michigan State University Product Center […]

Website helps predict pest problems

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Web-based resource developed by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is helping crop producers manage insects, diseases and weeds, often while reducing the need for pesticides. The Pennsylvania Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education, or PA PIPE (http://extension.psu.edu/pa-pipe), incorporates National Weather Service data and knowledge of pest […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board holds first meeting, talks definitions

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The board put into place by nearly two-thirds of Ohioans to regulate livestock care and set standards for the state held its first meeting on Tuesday at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. All 13 board members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board were present and sworn in for the first time, […]

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