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Long hours impact family food choices

Monday, October 5, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Irregular work schedules, long hours, job dissatisfaction and other such working conditions of parents in low-income families significantly impact family food choices, according to a new Cornell study. Coping strategies These conditions, as well as the lack of access to healthy foods, prompt many parents to use such coping strategies as eating […]

Growth rate of general ag productivity slowed down

Monday, October 5, 2009

DAVIS, Calif. — In a Policy Forum paper published in the journal Science, the researchers documented a slowdown since 1990 in the growth rate of general agricultural productivity and in the growth rates of yields of specific crops including corn, rice, wheat and soybeans — the world’s major food and feed crops. Long-term consequences “The […]

Massachusetts breeding sheep sweep supreme champions at KILE

Monday, October 5, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. –Supreme champion ewe and ram were selected from two different Massachusetts farms at the 2009 Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg Oct. 3 from among 1,143 entries and 14 breeds of sheep. The supreme champion ram was the grand champion Southdown, exhibited by Clifford Thayer of Splendorview Farms in Cummington, Mass. “This is […]

Wisconsin cow is World Dairy Expo’s supreme champion

Monday, October 5, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Harvue Roy Frosty, a five-year-old Holstein cow from Rudolph, Wis., was crowned supreme champion of World Dairy Expo 2009. Sired by Roylane Jordan-ET, she was exhibited by Mike and Julie Duckett, Jim and Nancy Junemann and Scott Armbrust. Currently classified EX-95, Frosty was bred by Dave and Debra Hardesty of Berryville, Va. […]

Ohio cow tops Jersey show at expo

Monday, October 5, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Stephan Sparkler Vera-ET, the winning entry in the six-year-old and older class, was named grand champion at the Central National Jersey Show held at World Dairy Expo. She is owned by Joel and Greg Bourne of Ansonia, Ohio, and received the Udder Comfort $1,000 grand champion cash award. Reserve grand champion was […]

Pa. native takes top spot Keystone steer show

Monday, October 5, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Valerie Svonavec of Rockwood, Pa., exhibited the grand champion steer from among 31 head at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Oct. 3 in Harrisburg. The 15-year-old daughter of Vince and Donna Svonavec exhibited the 1,310 pound steer, winning the steer heavy weight class and heavy weight division champion. Reserve champion The reserve […]

KILE supreme swine titles go to Pennsylvania Hampshire boar, Ohio Duroc gilt

Monday, October 5, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Duroc gilt and Hampshire boar topped a field of 364 animals in the open breeding swine show at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Oct. 2. Along with the receiving the champion banners, the two winners each received $250 from EMM Sales & Service, Brownstown, Pa. The winning Duroc gilt, exhibited by […]

Bill to encourage use of bio-products, boost Ohio agriculture passes Senate

Friday, October 2, 2009

COLUMBUS — State Sen. Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin) announced the Ohio Senate approved Senate Bill 131, her bill that would create a “Buy Bio-Ohio” purchasing program, which would apply state purchasing preferences to bio-products. Bio-products are composed wholly or in significant part of biological elements, including renewable agricultural materials such as plant, animal and marine materials […]

Profit forum offers one-on-one with U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friday, October 2, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse will speak at the 2009 Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum Oct. 27 in the Banquet Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg. Scuse will discuss how USDA policies, regulations and services affect dairy farm families. […]

Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium scheduled

Friday, October 2, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — The 15th Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Albany Marriott, Albany, N.Y. The Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium is the major annual event of the dairy sheep industry in North America. For 15 years, this event has attracted dairy sheep producers from Canada, Mexico and throughout […]


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