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Harvest creeps closer, but will weather hit crops first?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Many questions remain as we approach the end of the crop year. Not the least of these is: What size crop do we have?

Updated economic forecast shows prices depend on recession ending

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Economist cautions mixed future with increasing agricultural products prices and higher oil costs.

Equipment dealers hope to mix colors

Monday, August 31, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Led by Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Hanna, equipment dealers across Pennsylvania are hoping to pass House Bill 1498, which will give them more freedom to run their businesses. The bill updates Act 86, also known as the Pennsylvania Fair Dealership Law, that was passed in 1987. (See bottom of page for […]

Vilsack pushes energy bill during Rural Tour stop in Zanesville, Ohio

Monday, August 31, 2009

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the southeastern portion of the Buckeye State Aug. 31 as part of the Obama administration’s Rural Tour.

I pledge my hands to larger service: 4-H is more than cows and pigs

Monday, August 31, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — More than 6 million youth involved in 4-H throughout the nation start each club meeting with the following mantra: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.” […]

There’s life after milking

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — So you have decided to exit the dairy industry. You have developed a plan, consulted with the proper people and are in the process of selling your farm. Now what? Brad Hilty, business and information management specialist with Dairy Alliance, has the following advice for dairy farmers who find themselves searching […]

Jumping ship on dairy biz? Think it out

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Dairy Alliance team is working to develop educational materials for producers interested in exiting the dairy business. Although information is available now via the Dairy Alliance Web site, two team members are hopeful a program about this topic will be available through extension educators this fall. John Becker, professor […]

Composting turns remains to resources

Monday, August 31, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — The death of a farm animal due to old age, premature birth or any other factor is unfortunate, but part of the circle of life. Keyword here is circle. Just because Bessie kicked the bucket doesn’t mean she’s done contributing to the farm.

Energy program mobilized in Ohio

Monday, August 31, 2009

COLUMBUS — Lisa Patt-McDaniel, interim director of the Ohio Department of Development, and Mark Shanahan, energy advisor to Gov. Ted Strickland, said the Ohio Department of Development’s Ohio Energy Office is accepting applications for $14 million in funding available through the Deploying Renewable Energy: Wind and Solar grant program. This announcement marks the first set […]

Conservation group to hold conference

Monday, August 31, 2009

DAVIS, Calif. — Grazing lands make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of the national land base. The wise management of these lands has environmental and economic implications that exceed common perception or understanding, according Bob Drake, chairman of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. Conference The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative will host its fourth national conference […]

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