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Michigan aligns cattle TB rules with U.S. regs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Michigan cattle must have electronic ID before they may move from a farm.

USDA providing weekly organic summary report

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is now publishing the National Fruit and Vegetable Organic Summary. Available free every Tuesday at www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/fvworganic.pdf, the new report provides an easy-to-use summary of the market data, including wholesale and shipping point prices and movement data. Contents The report provides all available organic market data at a glance; thus, […]

Newest apples for N.Y. growers only

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — Apple varieties developed by Cornell are grown around the world, but the newest releases will be New York state exclusives. Cornell has forged a licensing agreement with a new apple industry group — the New York State Apple Growers LLC — to grow and market two new, patented premium apple varieties developed […]

Pa. fire department rescues life of Erie County farmer trapped in bin

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The proper response to farm emergencies is often a bit different than that to other crises, and Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences offers a special training course to prepare likely responders. Recent training That ag-rescue training recently was credited with saving another life — the fifth in recent years — […]

Daylong rural summit planned near St. Louis

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration will host a National Summit of Rural America: A Dialogue for Renewing Promise. The daylong event will take place June 3 in Hillsboro, Mo. on the campus of Jefferson College, near St. Louis, Mo. “This Summit will be an opportunity for rural Americans to share their vision for creating a […]

Out-of-State Lake Erie Bass poachers nabbed

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Three Tennessee men and three Georgia men could pay a hefty price for poaching activities on Lake Erie, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. “Sport fishing in Ohio generates $1.1 billion of economic impact annually,” said Gino Barna, supervisor for the Division of Wildlife’s Lake Erie […]

Workshop for landowners interested in gas leasing and exploration in the Marcellus Shale

Monday, May 10, 2010

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Penn State Cooperative Extension will be holding a workshop, “Marcellus Shale – Natural Gas and You” May 20 at the Lawrence County Community Partnership Building (formerly the New Castle Ben Franklin Jr. High School), 815 Cunningham Avenue, New Castle, PA 16101. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and end at […]

Predictions may not enough when it comes to soybean aphids this summer

Monday, May 10, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Lower populations of the soybean aphid might be in store for growers this growing season, but based on last year’s unusual activity, Ohio State University Extension entomologists are not ruling out any surprises. “We had an unusual summer in 2009 with scattered aphid populations through the state, cooler-than-normal summer temperatures, extremely high […]

Misinformation abounds: Raw milk debate continues to churn

Monday, May 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk spills into capitols and courts across the country, a food safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is urging people to think carefully about the risks before consuming unpasteurized dairy products.

Purdue’s Chris Hurt: Stronger prices not likely to last for cattle

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cattle prices to remain high this spring, with summer prices in the low- to mid-$90 range per hundredweight.

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