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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]