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Combined wool pools set for Lawrence and Mercer counties

Friday, May 30, 2014

In an effort to make the two northwest Pennsylvania Wool Pools more efficient in labor management, equipment, and better on their wool poolers, the Mercer County and Lawrence County Pennsylvania Sheep and Wool Growers Directors have voted to combine their wool pools starting in 2014.

Measles outbreak could be linked to immunization fears

Friday, May 30, 2014

Childhood immunizations for measles have practically eliminated outbreaks of the disease in North America. However, outbreaks of the disease in North America started to pop up in 2013 and 2014. In Ohio, there are 17 reported cases in Ashland County; 6 reported cases in Coshocton County; 18 reported cases in Holmes County; 86 reported cases in Knox County; 1 reported case in Richland County and 1 reported case in Wayne County.

El Nino: Is 2014 the new 1997?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On May 8, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction forecasted a 65 percent chance of El Nino developing during the summer of 2014.

Environmentalists link with Smithfield

Thursday, May 29, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Environmental Defense Fund recently announced a collaboration with Smithfield Foods and its livestock production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown LLC, that will help farmers optimize fertilizer application to grain grown for animal feed. By working with farmers and engaging all points along the food supply chain, the organizations hope to significantly reduce fertilizer runoff, […]

Reduce waste when feeding, storing hay

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hay handling tips that can keep your supply in good shape.

Uncertainty in Ukraine drives up grain prices

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The future prices of both corn and wheat have increased significantly, reflecting risk in the market.

Exhibit in New York features artifacts from Jewish humanitarian group

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NEW YORK — On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee a new exhibition, I Live. Send Help. 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, will be on view at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, in New York City, from June 13 through Sept. 21. […]

NOAA finds probable site of steamer former slave piloted to freedom

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — NOAA announced recently it has determined the probable location of the remains of the Civil War-era sidewheel steamer Planter, which gained national fame in 1862 when a group of enslaved African-Americans commandeered the Confederate Navy transport ship in a daring escape to freedom. The announcement was made in Charleston, South Carolina, where […]

Pa. tour to focus on cow transition

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The upcoming “Transition Dairy Tour” will showcase the importance of cow transition. The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania are holding a tour June 5 to see how three different farms in Central Pa. are getting results from the changes they’ve made to their transition management. The PDMP ‘Transition Tour’ will begin at […]

Sisters of the Humility of Mary celebrate 150 years in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

VILLA MARIA, Pa. — This summer, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary will celebrate 150 years in the U.S., remembering and honoring the sacrifice and bravery of the early sisters who left France to come to the America to continue their mission of bringing abundant life to those around them. In 1864, the entire […]

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association: BEST Program concludes a successful year

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The 2013-2014 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program wrapped up May 10 with its annual awards banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. This year’s BEST program featured 17 sanctioned shows that weaved its way across the state with 380 youth participants showing 537 head of […]

Memorial Day: They have not died, nor serve, in vain

Monday, May 26, 2014

Honoring active military members and veterans does not have to be an elaborate undertaking.

What can we expect from summer gasoline prices?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Look for pump prices to run about 6 cents higher than last summer and typically range between $3.45 and $3.90 per gallon.

Smithsonian celebrates Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial beginning June 14

Saturday, May 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renee Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the museum’s coast-to-coast celebration. Raise it Up! Anthem for America, held June 14, is a […]

Congress reforms inland waterway infrastructure act

Friday, May 23, 2014

The new legislation is being hailed for addressing the need to improve the U.S. inland waterways system. The impact for farmers is huge: More than 60 percent of the nation’s grain exports are transported by barge.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History acquires minerals collection

Friday, May 23, 2014

Carnegie Museum of Natural History announced the acquisition of more than 2,700 mineral specimens from private collector Bryon Brookmyer, making the museum’s collection the premier repository of Pennsylvania minerals in the world.

High oleic soybean motor oil drives innovation in market

Friday, May 23, 2014

Biosynthetic Technologies takes the next step on the road to commercialization.

Free webinars for water well owners

Friday, May 23, 2014

Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Association.

New York renews farm protection

Friday, May 23, 2014

New York has $20.5 million available for farmland protection efforts, the first time in five years the grant program has been offered.

Nearly half of America’s youth population is a minority

Friday, May 23, 2014

Diversity is increasing among America’s youth because of unprecedented population increases of minority children, particularly Hispanic, as well as a significant decline in the number of non-Hispanic white children.

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