STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University agricultural Greek organizations raised more than $700 to help a Somerset County dairy farmer. Members of Delta Theta Sigma, Alpha Zeta and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternities, and Sigma Alpha sorority gathered the funds through a penny war campaign sponsored by AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians. Donation The donation was presented […]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Beef Promotion Operating Committee recommended a $41.5 million Cattlemen’s Beef Board budget for fiscal 2010, reflecting a slight decrease from 2009 but down more than 15 percent from 2008.
COLUMBUS — The first record of European rudd in Ohio waters was recorded in late May. Discovery made. It was caught by licensed Ohio commercial fisherman Jim Swartz, who netted the fish near the Lakeside Pier in Marblehead and brought it to state fisheries biologists in Sandusky for identification, according to the Ohio Department of […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Gasoline prices are up this summer but motorists should not experience the historic highs of one year ago, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. Pump prices traditionally rise in late May with the beginning of the summer driving season, said Wally Tyner, who specializes in energy production and policy. “For the […]
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Aerial treatments designed to slow the spread and suppress the gypsy moth have begun in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Wayne and Ashland counties, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture Treatment blocks Treatment blocks include 142 acres in Ashtabula County, 219 acres in Cuyahoga County, 49 acres in Lorain County, 527 acres […]
Sales of U.S. organic products, including pork, grew more than 17 percent from 2007 to 2008, and the consumer demand is expected to continue despite the current economic downturn.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — The drastic drop in milk prices paid to farmers over the past year has led to an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers who, on average, are being paid less than half the cost of production. Low prices and high production costs threaten to push nearly one-third of dairy farmers off their land […]
Investigators probe fire at home owned by man at the center of lawsuit with Witmer’s, an area grain elevator.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Alfalfa growers should consider whether or not boron should be added to their potassium and phosphorus application, said Keith Johnson, a Purdue University Extension forage management specialist.
WASHINGTON –Some positive news from the honey bee world is being released. The number of honey bee colony losses has decreased across the country but it doesn’t mean that commercial bee keeping is in any less trouble financially.