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Horticulturist suggests creating a backyard trellis for growing grapes

Friday, September 30, 2011

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Good fences make for good neighbors, especially if the fence provides fresh, homegrown fruit every year.

Penn State offers risk management program for women in farming

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Responding to a need for education designed to help women manage business risks and enhance the financial viability of their agricultural operations, Penn State Extension will offer a workshop series to be held at six locations across Pennsylvania.

Kasich at Farm Science Review: Agriculture is base of economic growth

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

(Scroll down for a video excerpt of the governor’s speech.) LONDON, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants a strong agriculture industry in the state. Because that means a strong economy in general. Speaking Sept. 20 at the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio, Kasich said the Buckeye State is underpinned by an agricultural economy, […]

New dairy policy reform package would give farmers a choice

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Milk Producers Federation’s board of directors voted recently in favor of a revised approach to reforming federal dairy policy. The key change allows farmers a choice between receiving the financial protection of a government safety net, or opting out of such protection.

Purdue agronomist: Soybean farmers should be on lookout for green stem syndrome

Monday, September 26, 2011

As Midwestern soybeans near maturity, a Purdue Extension agronomist says farmers should watch for green stem syndrome, a condition that can trick them into delaying harvest, possibly lowering yields.

Cornell’s new raspberry variety extends harvest

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell’s new raspberry variety, Crimson Giant, was developed specifically for the New York climate and can extend the harvest window for fresh, local raspberries to the beginning of November.

At Farm Science Review, Ohio farms honored for conservation work; officials say more is needed

Friday, September 23, 2011

Recognizing Ohio’s top conservation farm families seemed particularly significant during this year’s awards ceremony at the Farm Science Review Sept. 22. That’s because more than one official who spoke warned of impending environmental regulations if the farming community doesn’t step up to the plate voluntarily.

Fall sales closing date nears for crop insurance

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The sales closing date for 2012 crop insurance is Sept. 30 for certain crops planted during the fall of 2011.

First Eastern Equine Encephalitis case of 2011 reported in Michigan

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the first fatality associated with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a Midland County horse.

Yes, organic farming is as profitable as conventional production

Friday, September 16, 2011

Despite weeds and bugs and frustrations, organic premiums are worth it.

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