Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

Wind damages crops across the state, but losses hard to predict

Monday, September 22, 2008

COLUMBUS — After the wind storm from Hurricane Ike, Ohio farmers are finding their corn in one of two states: either standing relatively well or taking a beating. It pretty much depends on the stage of maturity as to how difficult the crop will be to harvest. Wind damage appears most severe in drought-stressed corn […]

U.S. ends marketing year with record grain exports

Saturday, September 20, 2008

WASHINGTON — U.S. agricultural exports surpassed expectations in 2007, generating a record $82 billion for U.S. farm families and the economy in general. According to the USDA’s 2007/2008 marketing year-end report released Sept. 12, feed grains exports in 2008 largely surpassed 2007 numbers. U.S. corn exports totaled 59.9 million metric tons (2.35 billion bushels) up […]

Scenes from this year’s Farm Science Review

Friday, September 19, 2008

If you didn’t get to this year’s Farm Science Review, here are some of the sights you missed.

Ohioans earn $470,000 in grants

Friday, September 19, 2008

COLUMBUS — The USDA’s Rural Development Office awarded $471,000 in Value-Added Producer Grant funding to three recipients during the 2008 fiscal year funding cycle. “These results reflect the effectiveness of our outreach efforts and the increased awareness by the agricultural community of the program’s benefits,” said State Director Randy Hunt. “The response to our Value-Added […]

You might be eligible for farmland cleanup funds

Thursday, September 18, 2008

There is the possibility the USDA’s Emergency Conservation Program has been implemented in your county by your local county committee to help with Ike cleanup efforts.

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 18, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Marlington FFA chapter held its monthly meeting Sept. 11. There were several guests and new members at the meeting. The alumni also met having two new members join. Items on the agenda included freshman orientation, flag football, officer leadership conference, national convention, Greenhand camp, official dress and ag independent study reports. The […]

Judges find in favor of ODNR

Thursday, September 18, 2008

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Judges of the Fifth District Court of Appeals have ruled that land owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources cannot be assessed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. The judges reversed a decision of the lower court that holds jurisdiction over the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and had earlier permitted […]

Vacation with us…Threshold

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Clients of Threshold Residential Services in East Palestine, Ohio, spent four days at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Thanks for inviting Farm and Dairy on the trip. Story Continues Below Photos

Vacation with us…Vrtachnik

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Farm and Dairy took it easy over Memorial Day weekend with the Vrtachnik family. Brian and Savannah Vrtachnik traveled from Parma, Ohio, to see Savannah’s grandpa, John Vrtachnik, in Charm, Ohio. Story Continues Below Photos

Vacation with us…Zaebst

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

David and Beverly Hanson of Cherry Valley, Ohio, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on an Alaskan cruise and land tour. Melvin Marrison and Evelyn Zaebst of New Lyme, Ohio, and also Farm and Dairy, came along to help celebrate. Pictured (left to right) are Zaebst, B. Hanson, D. Hanson and Marrison. Story Continues Below Photos

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