Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

Stark Co. Farm Bureau member earns praise

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reed Varian has earned the Distinguished Service Award from the Stark County Farm Bureau.

Century-long study asks how forest management affects animals, plants

Sunday, September 14, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A century-long study seeks to see the forest for more than just the trees. A group of researchers led by Purdue University has begun to sample data for a planned 100-year study designed to develop better forest management methods and measure how such practices affect resident plant and animal species. “Our […]

Crop input costs, market prices increase for 2009 growing season

Friday, September 12, 2008

“The cost of growing corn, soybeans and wheat increased dramatically for the 2008 crop and substantial increases are expected again for the 2009 growing season.” Bruce Erickson, Purdue Extension Cropping Systems Management director WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University agricultural economist recently gazed into his crystal ball and saw big dollar signs representing input […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

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

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter met Aug. 27 for the first meeting of the school year with 46 members attending. At the meeting, plans were put together for the Albany Independent Fair and for Greenhand Night. Also, a new leadership point system was passed that will help members be chosen for National Convention and […]

A roundup of 4-H news for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The New Horizons 4-H club met Aug. 15 with five members present. The following club members gave health and safety demonstrations: Bryden Adams, food pyramid for youth; Andrew Adams, tips for family health care and square knots; Maggie Michel, digital cameras; and Kim Locker, leading and animal. A committee was assigned to […]

FSA Andy for Sept. 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hello Again! The 2008 farm bill was passed late, and because of that, we are late signing producers up for the 2008 DCP (Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment) Program. Typically, many of you would have signed up in the fall of 2007, or early spring of 2008, to get your advance payment. Due to the […]

Corn, soybean exports may decline

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

URBANA, Ill. — Early USDA forecasts for the 2008-09 corn and soybean marketing year project substantial declines in U.S. exports from the record levels reached in the 2007-08 marketing year, said a University of Illinois marketing specialist. “The sharpest decline is projected for corn,” said Darrel Good. “With U.S. corn and soybean stocks expected to […]

Soybeans to take European tour in 2009

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ST. LOUIS — LibertyLink® soybeans (A2704-12), from Bayer CropScience, have received final approval from the European Commission for importation into the European Union (EU) for food and feed use. This will allow the commercial launch of LibertyLink soybeans in the U.S. for the 2009 planting season. It’s been 10 years “It has been more than […]

Eighteen farms selected for Clean Ohio agricultural easement purchases

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio –Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation will purchase easement rights on nearly 3,200 acres of farmland from 18 farms in the seventh and final funding round of the Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program. Although the combined easement values exceed $8.6 million, a total of $3.1 million from the Clean Ohio […]


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