Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ASHINGTON -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is implementing changes to its sampling and inspection approach at plant inspection stations for imported plants for planting.

The national program, "Let's Grow with twoPLUS," calls for current sheep producers to increase their flocks by two head per 100 and increase their average birth rate to two lambs per year.

MADISON, Wis. -- Throughout the week of the World Dairy Expo, five breed sales were held. The sales kicked off with the Top of the World Jersey sale, which sold 30 lots and averaged $3,315.

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Hog production in Ohio, Pennsylvania and the entire United States appears to be climbing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
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