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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Aug. 20, 2015:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A roundup of 4-H news.

Pa. sheep and goat sale nets strong results

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thirty-three performance tested rams averaged $550, while 25 tested bucks averaged $593.

Ohio sheep shearing school set for Sept. 18-19

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Statewide sheep shearing school to be held Sept. 18-19.

USDA lists disaster areas

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Disaster assistance available.

UPI opens new Pa. livestock buying station

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — United Producers Inc. and Keystone Beef Marketing Network — its marketing partner in Pennsylvania — have opened a new buying station in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The buying station, which opened Aug. 19, is located on Thunder Hill Road in Somerset. It will accept cull cows, fed cattle, and bulls Wednesdays from 9 […]

Loan forgiveness should not be considered for farmers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Reader expresses concern over student loan forgiveness program.

Pa. Farmland Preservation program supports agriculture

Friday, August 14, 2015

Twenty-nine farms in 16 counties were added to the state’s farmland preservation program — totaling 2,857 acres of additional farmland.

Case Farms faces $861K in fines

Friday, August 14, 2015

The chicken processor was cited with 55 OSHA violations.

Cutting dietary fat reduces body fat more than cutting carbs

Friday, August 14, 2015

Restricting dietary fat leads to body fat loss at a rate 68 percent higher than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories.

IRS: Be on alert for scam artists

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people.

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