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Willet Dairy is awarded partial return of attorney fees

Monday, May 4, 2009

FABIUS, N.Y. — After nine years of litigation in U.S. District Court, Judge Frederick J. Scullin has ruled in favor of Willet Dairy, Genoa, and declared the suit brought against it by a few of its neighbors as “frivolous” and ordered a portion of attorney fees returned to the farm. No evidentiary support Judge Scullin […]

USDA to conduct request for referendum in May

Monday, May 4, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a request for referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Program (soybean checkoff) through May 29. The request for referendum will determine whether U.S. soybean producers want a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Program. Eligible to participate Soybean producers eligible to participate in […]

Bald eagle nest fails in national park

Monday, May 4, 2009

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Valley bald eagle pair have abandoned their Pinery Narrows nest. The nest, located north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was successful in both 2007 and 2008. This past February, the pair again took up residency in the same nest only to have it blown down […]

Gypsy moth treatments to begin in southern Ohio

Monday, May 4, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced aerial treatments designed to slow the spread and suppress the gypsy moth are scheduled to begin in Jackson and Vinton counties. Treatment blocks include 54 acres in Jackson County and more than 1,202 acres in Vinton County. Treatments are administered using a low-flying aircraft that flies […]

Pa. Supreme Court ACRE law ruling is good news for state’s agriculture

Monday, May 4, 2009

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling enables the state attorney general to challenge local ordinances that illegally restrict agriculture, regardless of when they were adopted.

Ohio counties eligible for disaster funds

Monday, May 4, 2009

COLUMBUS — The USDA designated four Ohio counties as agricultural natural disaster areas, making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in the counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Thirteen counties were designated in Indiana as primary natural disaster areas, due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March […]

Get your CRP contract extended

Monday, May 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency will offer certain producers the opportunity to modify and extend their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts that are scheduled to expire Sept. 30. USDA can only extend approximately 1.5 million acres out of a total 3.9 million acres expiring this year. This extension will ensure that FSA meets the […]

You can file a specialty crop grant proposal

Monday, May 4, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture is seeking project proposals that will advance long-term economic viability and sustainability of Ohio’s specialty crop industry, while increasing the marketability of specialty crops. These projects should enhance the competitiveness of Ohio’s specialty crops through market promotion, improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems. Specialty crops […]

Export forum opens international markets for Pa. food suppliers

Monday, May 4, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania food suppliers may gain greater access to foreign markets thanks to a three-day marketing forum held in Philadelphia, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. The Food Export Marketing Forum, held April 27-29, was sponsored by Food Export USA’s Northeast and Midwest divisions, a non profit trade association that represents 22 state departments […]

Spring shorthorn sale draws 27 head

Sunday, May 3, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — BWF GP Fool SW08, a May 2008 heifer, was named grand champion female at the Eastern Ohio Shorthorn Association spring sale at the Tuscawaras County Fairgrounds in Dover. This heifer was sired by CF Stonewall x and was consigned by Backwoods Farm, Johnstown, Ohio. She was purchased by Chuck Mettler, Perry, Ohio, […]

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