Saturday, August 19, 2017

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

NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Eleven-year-old Jocelyn Kelly's summer show season started out on a painful note, but ended in pleasure.

KAEDI, Mauritania - As swarm after swarm of desert locusts - some of them up 40 kilometers long and containing billions of insects - arrive in the agricultural south of this West African country, farmers, herders and government alike say that without outside help the region's population is facing catastrophe.

MILLERSBURG, Ohio - Judge Lee Kohler of Baltimore, Ohio, commended 4-H club dairy members for their entries in the Holmes County Junior Fair Dairy Show.

With help from a Columbus art student and a Missouri crop cutter, Hartville-area farmer-turned-entrepreneur Bill Bakan has fashioned a corn maze complete with the NASCAR and NAPA Auto Parts logos and Michael Waltrip's No.

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. - Parents pushed toddlers in strollers closer to the barrier fence and pointed to their older children to watch as a New Holland tractor rolled over a hillside at Ag Progress Days last week.

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.
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