Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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.

(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....

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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