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Exhibit in New York features artifacts from Jewish humanitarian group

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NEW YORK — On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee a new exhibition, I Live. Send Help. 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, will be on view at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, in New York City, from June 13 through Sept. 21. […]

NOAA finds probable site of steamer former slave piloted to freedom

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — NOAA announced recently it has determined the probable location of the remains of the Civil War-era sidewheel steamer Planter, which gained national fame in 1862 when a group of enslaved African-Americans commandeered the Confederate Navy transport ship in a daring escape to freedom. The announcement was made in Charleston, South Carolina, where […]

Pa. tour to focus on cow transition

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The upcoming “Transition Dairy Tour” will showcase the importance of cow transition. The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania are holding a tour June 5 to see how three different farms in Central Pa. are getting results from the changes they’ve made to their transition management. The PDMP ‘Transition Tour’ will begin at […]

Shale court battles: One loss and one settlement in the works

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A Jefferson County farmer lost his court battle with the Hess Corporation in May. However, other area landowners may benefit from another court fight that has a proposed settlement on the bargaining table. David Cameron, a Jefferson County dairy farmer, lost the legal battle over his oil and gas lease in the […]

Sisters of the Humility of Mary celebrate 150 years in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

VILLA MARIA, Pa. — This summer, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary will celebrate 150 years in the U.S., remembering and honoring the sacrifice and bravery of the early sisters who left France to come to the America to continue their mission of bringing abundant life to those around them. In 1864, the entire […]

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association: BEST Program concludes a successful year

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The 2013-2014 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program wrapped up May 10 with its annual awards banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. This year’s BEST program featured 17 sanctioned shows that weaved its way across the state with 380 youth participants showing 537 head of […]

Farmers once again rush to begin, finish planting before June

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

With a dry spell finally in place, many farmers spent Memorial Day weekend beginning and finishing spring planting.

Smithsonian celebrates Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial beginning June 14

Saturday, May 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renee Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the museum’s coast-to-coast celebration. Raise it Up! Anthem for America, held June 14, is a […]

Carnegie Museum of Natural History acquires minerals collection

Friday, May 23, 2014

Carnegie Museum of Natural History announced the acquisition of more than 2,700 mineral specimens from private collector Bryon Brookmyer, making the museum’s collection the premier repository of Pennsylvania minerals in the world.

High oleic soybean motor oil drives innovation in market

Friday, May 23, 2014

Biosynthetic Technologies takes the next step on the road to commercialization.

Five Ohioans charged for federal crop insurance fraud

Friday, May 23, 2014

Federal investigation alleges nearly $1.6 million in crop insurance fraud.

Free webinars for water well owners

Friday, May 23, 2014

Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Association.

New York renews farm protection

Friday, May 23, 2014

New York has $20.5 million available for farmland protection efforts, the first time in five years the grant program has been offered.

Nearly half of America’s youth population is a minority

Friday, May 23, 2014

Diversity is increasing among America’s youth because of unprecedented population increases of minority children, particularly Hispanic, as well as a significant decline in the number of non-Hispanic white children.

Heritage Cooperative to build ag campus and research farm in Marysville

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Heritage Cooperative broke ground on a major agriculture campus and research farm in Marysville, Ohio, to serve its customers in the community and provide space for educational sites and test plots.

Energy independence is at the top of the list at Pa. oil and gas conference

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pennsylvania is moving in the right direction — that was the feeling speakers shared at the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association’s Eastern Oil and Gas Conference held May 13. Lt. Governor Jim Cawley described the United States as being in an energy revolution and the Marcellus shale is one component of […]

Pa. oil and gas conference: Severance tax and legislation are big topics

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pennsylvania is facing an oil and gas fight over a possible severance tax and legislation regarding minimum royalty payments. The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association made it clear during its Eastern Oil and Gas Conference May 13 that members are against the implementation of a severance tax. Job killer Association President […]

Biodiesel producers say reduced RFS is hurting business

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Survey finds nearly six in ten biodiesel producers have idled production

Pasture walk to feature grass-fed beef

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. — Lancaster County Graziers and Pennsylvania Certified Organic will hold a pasture walk June 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Forrest Stricker’s Spring Creek Farms. Participants will walk the pastures and talk animal performance and pasture condition with Ian Mitchell-Innes, Mark Bader, Ned MacArthur and Forrest Stricker. Stricker has been grazing his dairy […]

Farm Science Review to move antique tractor displays

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Antique tractors will be moved to the plot areas, allowing more space for commercial exhibits.

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