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Extreme conditions forecast for winter

Saturday, October 30, 2010

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — This year across the U.S., Joe Bastardi, AccuWeather chief long-range forecaster, is forecasting harsh cold and snow from the Northwest to the Great Lakes and New England, an early winter for the Northeast, a wintry mess for the mid-Atlantic and Midwest and abnormally warm, dry conditions from Southern California to the […]

USDA official inspects OARDC storm damage, recovery continues

Friday, October 29, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Officials continue to clean, assess and rebuild at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio, more than 40 days after an EF-2 tornado caused extensive damage. On Oct. 28, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan toured the grounds of the campus, alongside U.S. Rep. John Boccieri, […]

Ask Andy by FSA Andy

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hello Again, and Happy New Year! Happy New Year? Many of you might be looking up to the top of the page right now to make sure you did not lose a few months, but I can assure you the calendar has not moved. It is still October. But here at Farm Service Agency, October […]

Western elk hunt: Getting there was half the battle, and a lot of fun

Friday, October 29, 2010

Columnist and outdoors writer Mike Tontimonia takes readers along on a high country, western elk hunt.

Vacation with us…Mellish

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Susan Mellish and Scott Nutter brought Farm and Dairy along while visiting Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, Pa. recently. They also stopped by Hershey, Pa. and saw The Museum on Chocolate Avenue. We hope they brought us along for that too!

Vacation with us…Haake

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bob Haake from Strongsville, Ohio, and his granddaughter, Allison Roath, enjoyed a quiet vacation at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. As with all vacations, one has to bring along reading material while enjoying the beach. The Farm and Dairy was the perfect choice.

Vacation with us…Eick

Thursday, October 28, 2010

International travel is always a blast, and Farm and Dairy loves to tag along. Such was the case when Sally and Butch Eick from Salem, Ohio, journeyed to Canada to see friends Mike and Susan St. Once from Glen Robertson, Ontario. The Eicks have traveled far and wide this past summer and Farm and Dairy […]

Vacation with us…Clovis

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Farm and Dairy loves to travel to foreign countries, so we thank Willie Elliot and Rod Clovis of Wana, W.Va., for taking us along when they went to visit her son and daughter-in-law in Germany this summer. One of the highlights of the trip was the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, which is where this photo […]

Genetically-modified crops benefit nonmodified crops, research shows

Thursday, October 28, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Transgenic corn‘s resistance to pests has benefited even nontransgenic corn, according to agricultural researchers and entomologists. The researchers found that widespread planting of genetically modified Bt corn throughout the Upper Midwest has suppressed populations of the European corn borer, historically one of corn’s primary pests. This area-wide suppression has dramatically reduced […]

Vilsack, Boggs talk Ohio food policy in Columbus

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Say all of agriculture is important, but local foods the focus of this discussion.

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