HARRISBURG, Pa. — Janet Woods, a native of Edinboro, Pa., was named premier exhibitor, the highest honor in the maple syrup competition, at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show. A three-year farm show exhibitor, Woods also won the Best Maple Syrup award and more than $500 in prize money. A good run Co-chair of the show’s […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Evan Vonada, a 4-H’er from Clinton County, earned a $10,000 bid for his grand champion market steer at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Hoss’s Steak and Sea House purchased the 1,300-pound champion at the farm show’s sale of champions Jan. 13. This year’s sale totaled $32,800. The second-highest selling animal at the sale […]
BRODHEAD, Wis. — North America, Inc., of Brodhead, Wis., is expanding to the manufacturing plant in Brodhead, and is opening a new, large machine assembly facility in Monswiller, France. A 66,000 square foot expansion at the Brodhead manufacturing plant opened in September 2008, and is now fully operational. This new facility has allowed for critical […]
BARABOO, Wis. — Sexing Technologies of Navasota, Texas, has set up an operational semen-sexing lab at Accelerated Genetics production facility in Westby, Wis. ACC-SS sexed semen will be available on many of Accelerated Genetics’ proven sires and new genomic high-value young sires to customers around the world. ACC-SS sexed semen is processed through Sexing Technologies […]
Editor: In these times of plunging milk prices, it must be remembered that traders on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange who are driving down milk prices to dairy farmers nationwide are real people with real names and real motivations. There is more involved here than just the economy. This reminds me of a quote by Kenneth […]
CORALVILLE, Iowa — As America’s organic crop producers prepare for another growing season, they are reaping the benefits of strong and stable prices during a time of economic crisis. Although organic grain producers have experienced only moderate price softening, compared to the negative price volatility of conventional crops. Annual growth rate The organic market has […]
With the addition of a Red and White show in the dairy cattle competition, this year marked the first time all seven dairy breeds have been represented at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
The Brown brothers of Acme, Pa., in Westmoreland County, took home the bragging rights in the heavyweight division of the horse pulling competition at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Grafting in vegetable production can lead to plants that are stronger, have a higher yield and are more resistant to disease and stress. Ohio State University is offering a workshop on tomato grafting Jan. 27, in Wooster, tailored to growers interested in finding out more about this technique and related research trials. […]
Editor: In the Jan. 8 Farm and Dairy Letters to the Editor, Mr. McKarns recapped part of the 90th annual Farm Bureau meeting of 2008. He noted the proposal to encourage all livestock producers to register their premises in the NAIS database was voted down. I for one have to cheer the wisdom of the […]