HARRISBURG, Pa. — Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, bringing to seven the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said. The invasive beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County, and subsequently was found […]
URBANA, Ill. — The need to slow the rate of consumption of soybeans is a well-known fact and there are a few indications that rationing has begun, but more confirmation is needed.
BUTLER, Pa. — What do a gray goose, 100 Black Angus cattle, a bride and pancakes have in common? All of them have a place at Butler County’s Armstrong Farms, which is owned by John and Kathy Allen. Best of both The Allens have woven together agriculture and tourism — the county’s top two industries […]
MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Mozart composed music at only 5 years old. Similarly, Chris McConnell’s career as an artist began when he was only 5 years old. “My sister was coloring, and I thought, ‘I can do a lot better than her,’” he said. From painting to drawing to working with metal, the now 23-year-old Mesopotamia […]
Editor: These days, the subject one is most likely to hear on the evening news is the state of the economy. The U.S.A. is a young country compared to England, France, Germany, Africa and several other countries. Why must we help all of these foreign countries that are much older than ours? Also, given the […]
VERONA, Wis. — In a first-time partnership, NMC and the Mid-Atlantic Consortium attracted nearly 200 individuals to the Joint NMC Regional Meeting and Mid-Atlantic Consortium Conference, held May 27-28 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Attendees represented various facets of the dairy industry and included extension educators and specialists, producers, veterinarians, consultants, equipment and pharmaceutical suppliers, field reps, […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — It may be possible to have the both of two worlds in the chicken business: egg production and a noncombative hen. A team of scientists led by Agricultural Research Service biologist Heng-wei Cheng at the agency’s Livestock Behavior Research Unit in West Lafayette, Ind., and William M. Muir of Purdue University, […]
(Part I of a two-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — Are you a fan of Ohio Hog Farmers on Facebook? Have you RT’d Ohio Farm Bureau’s latest tweet yet? Not sure what I’m asking? You might want to start familiarizing yourself with these social networking sites and the related lingo.
Editor: In your May 28, 2009 article, “Sun is shining on those interested in solar energy,” it is claimed that Pennsylvania consumers could reduce “purchase and installation costs of solar energy technology” by 45 percent. How? By taking advantage of federal tax credits and Pennsylvania’s Sunshine and Solar Program rebates. The case of one couple […]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) are launching a comprehensive mapping tool to help industry and government planners implement alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. About the tool The new TransAtlas tool combines several different types of geographic data to identify areas with potential for developing advanced […]