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Vacation with us…Minor

Thursday, September 23, 2010

When Kevin Minor of Wellsburg, W. Va., wanted to surprise his wife, RuLetta, on their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Trelawny, Jamaica, he had everything planned out. Of course, an anniversary naturally needs extra charm. Luckily, the Farm and Dairy was there to fill the void. Congratulations to both of them! Incidentally, the […]

Vacation with us…Eick

Thursday, September 23, 2010

No matter the climate, the Farm and Dairy loves to travel. Such is the case when Craig Eick (pictured) and his sons Jarrod and Lucas from Alliance, Ohio, traveled north to Alaska. The Farm and Dairy was happy to tag along!

Lawsuit filed by CWT against Illinois livestock auction over herd retirement

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Auction accused of violating terms of recent herd retirement program.

Conservation Reserve Program sign-up benefits producers, protects habitat

Monday, September 20, 2010

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently said USDA will accept 4.3 million acres offered by landowners under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The selections preserve and enhance environmentally sensitive lands, including wetlands, while providing payments to property owners. “Interest in this open enrollment period was high, and I’m pleased that producers and […]

Biomass crops featured in Farm Science Review plots

Sunday, September 19, 2010

LONDON, Ohio — From poplar and willow trees to sweet sorghum and switchgrass, visitors to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review can learn more about the potential for producing bioenergy crops in Ohio. Nearly two dozen biomass crops will be part of the demonstration plots exhibited at the east end of Friday Avenue of the […]

Study shows suction aeration minimizes pests in grain bins

Saturday, September 18, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Aeration — blowing ambient air through grain storage bins — has been used for decades to maintain the quality of grain by keeping it cool, as well as to manage stored insect pests. But few recent studies have examined whether it’s better to direct air from above or below as a means […]

Large biomass research still ongoing

Saturday, September 18, 2010

COLLEGE STATION, Ohio — Opportunities and challenges are evident as the biomass industry develops new methods of producing renewable energy across the U.S. Scientists from Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, recently discussed ongoing biomass production and logistical efforts in producing renewable energy from biomass, at a conference in College Station.

Analysis of chocolate genome could result in improved crops, products

Friday, September 17, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An international team of researchers from 20 institutions — led by Claire Lanaud of CIRAD, France, and Mark Guiltinan of Penn State — has completed the sequencing and analysis of the genome for the Criollo variety of the cacao tree, generally considered to produce the world’s finest chocolate. “The large amount […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 16, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Nine of the 10 Zane Trace FFA officers traveled with the Paint Valley officer team to Columbus Sept. 8 to attend the Ohio Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Officers were greeted by Ohio State FFA officers including president Amy Jo Frost. The keynote speaker was Kelly Barnes, a former Oklahoma State FFA […]

Solar projects drive $1.4 billion into Pa.’s economy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Sustained growth and declining costs are driving Pennsylvania’s solar market to generate an ever-increasing amount of clean, renewable energy, which is saving consumers money, according to Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. The secretary said that in 2009, the share of solar energy generation among Pennsylvania’s power pool increased by 350 […]


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