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New farm odor management regulations to take effect Feb. 27

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — New regulations to manage odors from newly constructed animal barns and certain other agricultural operations will help minimize the potential for conflicts between neighbors, according to Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. “With increasing development and urban sprawl, Pennsylvanians are moving closer and closer to their farming neighbors,” said Wolff. “These new regulations are […]

Grazing conference inspires hope

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

DALTON, Ohio — It didn’t matter that the winter roads were terrible, or that the outlook for milk prices is even worse — the atmosphere at the North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference, Jan. 29-30, was positive, even revival-like.

No-till pioneers from two continents highlight tillage conference

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. — Nearly 150 farmers from Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York interested in no-till farming gathered to share their knowledge and pick up some new tips at the 12th annual Tri-State No-Till Conference last week in West Middlesex. Franke Dijkstra, a pioneer of no-till farming in Brazil, and Steve Groff, billed as Pennsylvania’s […]

Ohio farm wins American Sheep Industry Association award

Monday, February 2, 2009

DENVER — Outstanding U.S. sheep industry members were honored for their contributions to the industry at an awards luncheon held Jan. 23 at the American Sheep Industry Association/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in San Diego.

People need jobs

Monday, February 2, 2009

Editor: A federally funded work program is needed to put unemployed to work. Employers should register employees needed with job descriptions and skills required with the unemployment office. The unemployed would be matched to suitable jobs and sent to employers for interviews. Hired workers would be paid by federal funds for a designated period of […]

Make plans for 2009 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School

Monday, February 2, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Four sessions of the 2009 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School have been set. The first session is Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Pushkarich Libary in Cadiz. Extension educator Mike Hogan will discuss ideas for reducing costs and improving profitability in the cow-calf herd. The session also includes a talk on new […]

Exhibitions feature photos from coalfields, 19th century landscapes

Friday, January 30, 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Early 20th century photographs from the West Virginia coalfields and reproduced images of 19th century historic landscapes are on display at West Virginia University. The exhibitions feature Matt Klett and Byron Wolfe’s rephotographed historic landscapes from the 1860s and 1870s and works by coalfield photographer Rufus “Red” Ribble. The works will remain […]

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau unveils carbon credit trading pilot program

Friday, January 30, 2009

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is hosting information meetings for farmers and other landowners who may be eligible to participate in a new pilot program for Carbon Credit Trading. The presentation is titled: “Income and Environmental Opportunities from Carbon Credit Trading.” Meetings are scheduled for landowners in eight counties who are eligible for […]

Improve bottom line at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

Friday, January 30, 2009

COLUMBUS — In today’s economic climate, no-till farmers looking to reduce production inputs without hurting yields or their bottom line may find some solutions at the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Feb. 26-27 at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University, Ada. Sponsors include Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research […]

Wildlife expert warns of ecological risks of natural gas drilling

Friday, January 30, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With the unprecedented wave of deep-well, natural-gas drilling occurring across much of Pennsylvania, care must be taken to minimize impacts on wildlife and forests so critical to the state’s economy and heritage, according to a wildlife expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Keystone State must proactively plan natural-gas […]

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