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We’re getting better at producing ethanol

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

net energy gain from converting corn to ethanol is improving in efficiency

Ohio EPA awards environmental education grant to Youngstown

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

YOUNGSTOWN — Inner city Youngstown families will have an opportunity to learn about and engage in urban gardening thanks to a $17,188 grant from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund. The grant was awarded to Goodness Grows — one of 11 Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $412,000 to support environmental education programs. […]

Marcellus exploration drives river basin monitoring programs in Pa.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s two largest river basins — the Susquehanna and the Ohio — are not just irrigation and drinking-water sources for millions of people downstream. They also have become fountains of information channeling streams of water-quality data to researchers worldwide. Regional challenge Remote sensors dot these waterways to collect and transmit observations […]

EPA delays regs for bulk milk tanks, NMPF asks EPA for clarity on efforts to exempt farm storage tanks.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing back the deadline for dairy farms’ compliance with Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations that may affect bulk milk tanks. In a letter to National Milk Producers Federation dated June 9, the EPA committed to finalizing the SPCC exemption for bulk milk storage […]

NMPF: Time to change dairy policy; Need margin protection, F.O. reform

Sunday, June 20, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Milk Producers Federation’s board of directors have agreed to move forward with pushing a variety of changes in federal dairy policies. The board voted June 9 to support the package of concepts contained in the federation’s approach to reforming dairy policy, Foundation for the Future. NMPF President and CEO Jerry […]

Pa. maple syrup production falls

Saturday, June 19, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s 2010 maple syrup production is estimated at 54,000 gallons, down 41 percent from last year’s production of 92,000 gallons. The value of the syrup produced in 2009 is estimated at $3.50 million, down from the $3.83 million produced in the year 2008. The number of taps in Pennsylvania totaled 465,000 during […]

Pa. dairyman goes high tech with robotic milkers and digesters

Friday, June 18, 2010

By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing Writer BETHEL, Pa. — Ralph Moyer is uncertain what the future may hold for his Pennsylvania dairy farm. His grown children are pursuing careers elsewhere, and he’s not sure if any will carry on the family farm. And faced with an aging milk house and worn-out equipment, Moyer knew he either […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

COLUMBUS — Kayla Hinds, an 11-year member of the Kids & Critters and Thunder Valley Pioneers 4-H clubs, was one of 59 4-H’ers were recognized for outstanding accomplishments June 2 at the 2010 state Achievement Awards and Scholarship banquet. Hinds is the daughter of Kevin and Gladys Hinds of Newcomerstown. She received a $3,000 Paul […]

Plans detailed for Ag Progress Days

Thursday, June 17, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 2010 edition of Penn State’s Ag Progress Days exposition will take place Aug. 17-19, and organizers are planning a variety of activities of interest to agricultural producers, consumers and families. 400 exhibitors Show Manager Bob Oberheim said more than 400 commercial exhibitors expected to display the latest goods and services. […]

Considering timber harvest? Do your homework

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Each weekday morning, I travel the 18 miles to my office at the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. Most often, I use this quiet time to focus on the day’s agenda or plot my strategies for long-term projects and programs. However, efforts to plan my day have been interrupted over recent months by observations […]

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