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Erie Co. maple producer gets highest honor at Pa. Farm Show

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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 […]

Champion animals hit auction block at Pa. Farm Show

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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 […]

Kuhn expands in U.S. and France

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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 […]

Accelerated Genetics has sexed semen

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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 […]

Milk pricing system needs to change

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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 […]

Organic marketers emphasize selling strategies for new growing season

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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 […]

Red and White takes the gold at Pa. Farm Show

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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.

Brown brothers take top spots in horse pulling contest

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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.

Vegetable growers: Learn tomato grafting at Wooster workshop Jan. 27

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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. […]

Delegates were smart to vote down Premises ID

Monday, January 19, 2009

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 […]

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