ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a series of public meetings across New York’s Southern Tier during July and August to educate residents about issues associated with development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale region runs from the Southern Tier of New York through western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio […]
Better hurry if you’re interested. Bids must be postmarked July 24. ARLINGTON, Va. — Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) announced that it will conduct its second herd retirement of 2009.
The Harrison County fair ended its yearly run with nice sunny weather and higher sale prices this year. The sale garnered $12,672.76 more than the 2008 Junior Fair livestock sale. One of the biggest price increases was found in the steer sale ring. The grand champion steer earned $5.50 per pound compared to last year […]
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced eligible ranchers and livestock producers can begin applying for benefits under the provisions of the Livestock Indemnity Program in the 2008 farm bill. “This program will provide livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters,” said Vilsack. Result […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Twenty-two dairy farms across New York state will use teamwork to help improve finances, milk production and much more. The farms are among the first in the state to sign up for a Dairy Profit Team, under a program by the NY Center for Dairy Excellence to establish 45 new teams this […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A program to provide education and facilitate resources for horse farm businesses is trotting to horse owners throughout the state. The CCE Equine program was founded by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County in 2005. From the beginning, educators reached out to surrounding counties in the capital region, and are now attempting […]
COLUMBUS — Following the confirmation of late blight at an Ohio garden center June 25 and recent wet, cool weather conditions — which create a favorable environment for the spread of the fungal pathogen that causes this potentially devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — gardeners across the state are now wondering if their backyard […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two online seminars on forest issues will be offered by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The webinars, presented by the School of Forest Resources’ Pennsylvania Forests Web Seminar Center, are scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 22 and Aug. 26. Tree identification The July 22 webinar will feature Sanford […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — Fifteen years ago, when Alan Lakso first sought to enlist Cornell’s nanofabrication laboratory to develop a tiny sensor that would measure water stress in grapevines, the horticultural sciences professor ended up back at the drawing board. Breakthrough It wasn’t until Abraham Stroock, associate professor of chemical engineering, had a breakthrough of his […]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two Division of Resource Management personnel were recognized for their dedication and service to the West Virginia FFA Organization at the State FFA Convention.