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Vacation with us … Hawkins

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Charlie Hawkins of Minerva, Ohio, a loyal Farm and Dairy subscriber, visited family in Bedford, Texas, over the holidays. The trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dallas Fort Worth Stockyards and a stop off at Billie Bob’s to get a picture holding up a recent issue of Farm and Dairy while Charlie sat […]

Vacation with us … Bakan

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bill Bakan of Hartville, Ohio, attended Punkin’ Chunkin’ in Delaware in November and took Farm and Dairy along with him. Punkin’ Chunkin’ has been a part of Delaware for more than 20 years now. Contestants launch a pumpkin to see whose goes the farthest. The event draws tens of thousands of people to the corn […]

Pa. farmers, vets can get free training in animal disease response

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Animal disease response training sessions happening around Pennsylvania will enable farmers, veterinarians and first responders to become frontline defenders against animal illness or agriterrorism. Nine free training sessions will be held throughout the state in March and April. “The first line of defense to protect our animal agriculture sector and consumers are […]

Dairymen can get milk marketing advice on conference calls

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy farmers can learn strategies that may help control milk’s price and increase market value during two March “Mastering the Dairy Business” conference calls hosted by Pennsylvania’s Center for Dairy Excellence. The calls are scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 11 and March 23. First session The first call will look […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SULLIVAN, Ohio –The Black River FFA went bowling Jan. 24 at Strike Out Lanes in Wellington. On Jan. 28, they went to the Elms Nursing Home in Wellington and played bingo with the residents. The upcoming events for the FFA include the job interview contest, ATI Invitational (dairy and livestock judging) and the public speaking […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SPRINGBORO, Pa. — There will be a one-day gathering for 4-H members with teaching on selecting a project animal, nutrition and inoculations, housing and equipment and the finished show animal from 2 to 5 p.m. March 6 at Joe Schwartz Shady Lane Farm, 4268 Beaver St. in Springboro, Pa. For more information, call Yvonne Murkens […]

USDA: Organic dairies must get cows out on pasture 120 days

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WASHINGTON — If you want to follow national guidelines for selling organic milk, your dairy animals must graze pasture during the grazing season — and that must be at least 120 days per year. The USDA announced details Feb. 12 of the final regulation regarding access to pasture for organic livestock operations. This rule amends […]

Ohio’s political rivals — Strickland and Kasich — denounce HSUS ballot plan

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ohio’s two gubernatorial candidates both say HSUS-backed ballot initiative is bad idea.

Farming on the big screen: Documentaries taking one view of agriculture to the masses

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The new documentary, Big River, a sequel to Curt Ellis’ King Corn, premiered at the 31st annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association conference Feb. 13.

Pa. farmers hammered by DOT regs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a series of regulations aimed at operators of farm equipment in Pennsylvania. Those regulations would require farmers to keep logs, prohibit anyone under 18 from working a tractor, and anyone operating a tractor or other farm equipment would need a medical certificate.

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