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Swine insurance program available for Pennsylvania producers

Thursday, October 6, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. –A new risk management tool is available for Pennsylvania swine producers who want to protect their gross margin on swine sold for slaughter.

Angus board approves long-range plan

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — With an eye toward the future, the American Angus Association Board of Directors approved a 5-to-10-year plan outlining strategies aimed at benefiting all users of Angus genetics, from members to commercial cattlemen to consumers.

Gov. Corbett establishes council to strengthen dairy industry in Pa.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett has established a dairy leadership council that will help ensure that state government meets the needs of Pennsylvania’s nearly $2 billion dairy industry.

Test identifies Red Angus who carry marble bone disease

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — A new test that detects a rare and deadly bone disorder in Red Angus is now available to cattle producers, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.

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.


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