Friday, July 28, 2017

Wild swings in milk and feed prices are having a significant impact on the profitability of Pennsylvania dairy farms.

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell bolstered his plan to keep farmers out of court in front of more than 600 people at Ag Progress Days last week in Rock Springs, Pa.

SALEM, Ohio - There's no question about it: Whenever there's a wet spring and summer, farmers will have trouble with their wheat crop.

CANFIELD, Ohio - The Northeast Ohio District Holstein Show was July 24 in Canfield, Ohio. Under perfect weather, judge Dave Dyment of Ontario, Canada, surveyed 136 head of top dairy cattle.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Sixth-three percent of Florida ranches, stocked with approximately 1.2 million head of beef cattle, were significantly damaged by Hurricane Charley, according to estimates of the Florida Cattlemen's Association.

SMITHFIELD, Ohio - If Jefferson County 4-H and FFA members were stranded on an island last week, what are the two things they'd have been sure to bring with them? Their livestock projects and plenty of buyers, which is exactly what the young people brought to Friendship Park bidders' pavilion Aug.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Any Pennsylvania resident who uses liquid fuels in agricultural production is eligible for a tax refund.

FARGO, N.D. - Midsummer means the calves should be maximizing gain at 20 to 30 pounds per week. Recent seasonal rains have made the cows walking milk machines, which should continue as long as there is adequate forage quantity and quality.

CLARION, Pa. - The Clarion County Fair 4-H livestock auction held July 30 totaled at $58,242.50, up substantially from last year's total of $48,871.

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. - Do you see that white light? Blink. Blink. Blink. It isn't an emergency strobe light but it is a warning.
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