Stories by Farm and Dairy Staff

China feed demand grows

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WASHINGTON — Higher corn yields are expected in China for 2008 compared to 2007 resulting in 6 billion bushels, said Cary Sifferath, U.S. Grains Council senior director in China. Sifferath and Charles Ring of the Texas Corn Producers Board toured corn fields in the Northeastern provinces of Heilonjiang and Jilin, China to assess the corn […]

The financial crisis: What it means for agriculture in the United States

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By Terry Francl American Farm Bureau Federation The financial melt down in the U.S. that started with the sub-prime mortgage crisis has led to a bailout package proposed by the administration under the leadership of Treasury Secretary Paulson and currently under consideration by Congress. As of Sept. 29, Congress is negotiating the details of the […]

Ranches work to recover from Ike

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ANAHUAC, Texas — Almost two weeks after Hurricane Ike struck the upper Gulf Coast of Texas, shock is being replaced by worry, fatigue and nagging questions among ranchers in Chambers and Jefferson counties. Massive efforts are ongoing to find and care for surviving domestic livestock, dig out from under debris and fallen trees and rebuild […]

Mahoning Farm Bureau celebrates achievements

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mahoning County Farm Bureau celebrated a year of successful programs at its annual meeting. The county received Excellence Awards in the organization and public policy programming areas. It was also awarded the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President’s Award for top overall programming.

Congress fixes misinterpretation of farm bill base-acre provision

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to suspend for the 2008 crop year a farm billprovision that required producers to have a minimum of 10 base-acres to receive program benefits. The House and Senate each passed by unanimous consent the Senate amendment to H.R. 6849, originally sponsored by Congressman Bob Etheridge of […]

National FFA membership is at a 31-year-high

Monday, September 29, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization has 507,763 members in 7,439 FFA chapters across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. “This is an exciting time for FFA, as we are nearing the all-time-high membership total we originally reached in the 1970s,” said Larry Case, chief executive officer and national adviser for the National FFA […]

Momentum continues for pork, beef exports

Monday, September 29, 2008

DENVER — U.S. pork and beef exports continued their strong performance in July, as pork exports remain on an all-time record pace for the year and beef exports are achieving levels of success not seen since 2003. The torrid pace of 2008 pork exports has been largely attributed to skyrocketing volumes of pork destined for […]

Vacation with us…Kandiko

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dan and Jean Kandiko of Newton Falls, Ohio, traveled 7,000 miles by train to Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Rochester, Minn., Chicago and back to Cleveland. They saw many sites, along with Farm and Dairy, including Pier 39 in San Francisco, where they are pictured. The Kandikos and Farm and Dairy were joined […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Sept. 25, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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

A roundup of FFA news for Sept. 25, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Zane Trace FFA chapter held a rib-eye sandwich sale at the first home football game Sept. 5. The students set up a camper, grill and serving table in the parking lot outside the football field and sold the sandwiches. The members also went into the stands during the game to sell sandwiches […]

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