UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to those from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren. With a $50,000 gift, Les and Elaine […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board safeguarded 2,359 additional acres on 26 farms in 13 counties through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program. Counties The board preserved farms in Berks, Butler, Chester, Crawford, Cumberland, Erie, Juniata, Lancaster, Lycoming, Northampton, Perry, Union and York counties. Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, […]
Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers.
Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Scientists are using the genomes of wild tomatoes to study the processes that drive Earth’s biodiversity. Their goal is to learn how species cope with differences in climate and natural enemies, and what might happen in this time of environmental change.
Slugs are one of the most challenging pests faced by no-till field crop growers in the Northeast, but a new Penn State project is looking to contain these pests while benefiting the environment.
On-farm internships and land-link programs are two important models for increasing the number of farmers in the sustainable-agriculture movement, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
BURBANK, Ohio — Estes Auctions radio sale offered a variety of radio items, and more than 100 bidders from 18 states, Canada, Europe and absentee came to bid on items Jan. 18. Sold Highlights included a Tresco one tube receiver that sold for $29,000 a Marconi magnetic detector that went for $15,500 and a Marconi […]
Here’s the agri-stories you should read today, February 20, 2014. Does the chicken industry pit farmer vs. farmer? California cutbacks could eliminate agriculture education. South Dakota’s governor has a pitch for California dairy farmers.
A bill introduced into the West Virginia Senate and a companion bill in the House is designed to give a helping hand to veterans who want to farm.
WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA members competed in the district 3 ag sales and job interview contests at Northwestern High School. The ag sales team of Zach Berry, Kaci Way, Ben Vaughan, and Rachelle Howman won the contest, and will compete in the state contest March 1 in Columbus. Berry placing second overall and […]
BURTON, Ohio —The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H club invites any young person to come join us for our 2014 club year. Geauga Caprine Kids is currently the longest running Honors Club in Geauga County. The club does many projects including goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, and rabbits. The group has many miscellaneous projects including photography, […]
A local foundation’s $300,000 gift will name the new grandstand at Columbiana County Fair.
HARRISBURG, PA. —The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept applications for easements from landowners who want to enroll floodplains impacted by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Applications will be accepted until April 18. This is the second round of applications to be accepted. “Floodplain easements are a long-term solution to provide relief for landowners while preventing […]
New food safety rules to be revised and announced by early summer.
Today’s must-read stories touch on GMOs, the new farm bill, our ancestors’ taste for dairy, and an old agriculture law in Virgina that is causing some dog owners to cry ‘fowl’.
Grain barges are moving through the Ohio River system, but they face weather-triggered delays.
Several of today’s stories are curious. Silicon Valley is planning more investment into agriculture, one project is watering tomatoes with seawater and one Texas town is preventing forest fires with goats.
Chesapeake Energy is under scrutiny by top Pennsylvania officials, after Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to Chesapeake about its business practices involving royalties.
A combination of tests can now determine the ‘health’ of your soil.