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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.

Oaks and acorns: The lifeblood of the outdoors

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just because a resource is common and abundant today doesn’t mean that will always be the case. When Europeans settled North America, for example, migratory flocks of passenger pigeons darkened the sky turning day into night. The last one died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. Inestimable herds of bison roamed the Great Plains. Today, […]

Lucas likely to head Ag Committee

Thursday, October 28, 2010

If the current political forecast holds, Nov. 2 will deliver House Democrats their biggest pasting since 1994. With over 60 of their seats either leaning or already lost to GOP challengers, House Dems appear headed for the political weeds. That could be especially so for Dems from corn and cattle country. Several mid-October polls show […]

Moving to the country takes foresight

Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Lee Carl Finley For many, moving to the country is the fulfillment of a life’s dream. Having worked for 30, 35 or 40 years in a factory or a corporate office, many see moving to the country as their reward for all their hard work. Others may see moving to the country as a […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 28, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Fourteen freshmen members of the West Holmes FFA chapter attended Greenhand Camp at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Sept. 24-26. Greenhand Camp is a personal development camp designed to pump up the new members and introduce them to the FFA and the opportunities the program offers. Members who attended were: Clay Armstrong, Madee […]

Clearing my almost good name

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Since they were old enough to be even dimly aware that their lives were published, my children have understood that a fair amount of good-natured humiliation goes with the territory. This is to say that I may have slipped up and told a story or six that to me was “adorable” but to them was […]

Ohio, Pa. FFAers place at convention

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pictured (left to right): Coach Rachael Topp, Sage Kopronica, Ben Miller, Tessa Topp, Tyler Topp and John Eberly. INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization held its 83rd National FFA Convention Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. Career development event winners were announced at the annual awards banquet during the convention.

Horses mean fun for some, work for others

Thursday, October 28, 2010

“Summing up his years he thought of the cowboy. He had been a cowhand for many years and had made many a drive, had driven 3,000 steers from Old Mexico to Montana. He had helped move his herd across the great rivers from the Rio Grande to the Powder River in Montana. The time had […]

New diesel emissions standards to affect farmers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FARGO, N.D. – Starting Jan. 1, 2011, farmers will see changes in new diesel-powered farm equipment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has mandated new diesel engine exhaust emission standards in its Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rules. These new emission standards will impact only new equipment. “The EPA has adopted a multitiered, comprehensive national exhaust emission […]

OLCSB subcommittee, animal rights activists at odds over veal housing

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will need to decide from differing recommendations.

National FFA Convention sets record attendance

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS –The 83rd National FFA Convention concluded Oct. 23 on a high note: The organization set an all-time event attendance record with a total crowd of 54,942 members, advisors, sponsors and guests. The organization also recognized the service of and bid farewell to its longtime national FFA adviser, Dr. Larry D. Case, who will retire […]

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