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Cattlemen: Beef up basic management practices

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions, smaller beef cow herds and increased domestic demand combined to help beef cattle producers experience record prices for beef this year.

Tractor square dancers create unique Star at Pa. Farm Show (video)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Two antique tractor square dance clubs joined to create a 16-tractor Star during the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Video)

Phone scams continue to be a serious threat

Friday, January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — Phone scams remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season.

Taste NY vending machines premiere at rest areas

Friday, January 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Taste NY vending machines are now fully operational at the Clifton Park Rest Area on Interstate 87 north of Albany, and at the Broome Gateway Rest Area, located between the Pennsylvania state line and Exit 1 on Interstate 81 in Broome County.

Tax filing on the farm: Tips for 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

An ag tax law expert offers advice on tax code changes in 2015 — and how farmers can take advantage of them.

Will miscanthus crop live up to the promises?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Energy crop draws mixed reactions among area farmers.

At harvest, miscanthus growers hope secondary uses pay off

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Federally supported energy crop competes for its place in the market.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Mohawk FFA Chapter recently traveled to Harrisburg for three days at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The students paid for the entire trip with fundraisers.   At the FFA Mid-Winter Convention, three Mohawk FFA members received the State FFA Degree — Corbin Rohrmann, son of Dee Dee and Rich Rohrmann; Travis Singer, […]

Ohio creamery gets OK on label

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snowville Creamery produces minimum-heat pasteurized, non-homogenized milk and dairy products sourced from local grass-grazed cows can now label its products as coming from pastured cows fed only non-GMO feeds and forage.

Ohio Beef Expo gears up for 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, includes breed sales, shows and displays, trade show and a highly competitive junior show.

A round-up of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Lone Rangers 4-H club held its monthly meeting Jan. 11.

New crop insurance option for specialty crop growers, diversified farms

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The policy allows producers to insure between 50 to 85 percent of their whole farm revenue and makes crop insurance more affordable for producers, including fruit and vegetable growers and organic farmers and ranchers.

Half of U.S. dairymen enroll in new margin protection program

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

Food safety expert to growers: ‘Keep calm and get prepared’

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association holds sessions related to produce safety, marketing.

MIT researchers discover how rain gets its smell

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Researchers used high-speed cameras to capture raindrops in slow motion.

Wilmington Area High School: Student raffles off hard work for baby’s bills

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ty Phillips said his goal all along is to raise as much money as possible to help his teacher with gas and hospital bills.

USDA’s rules for tracking cattle could be changing again

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

USDA’s regulations on interstate livestock disease traceability have been beneficial since going into effect in March 2013. Implementing those regulations, according to some livestock facility managers, has been “a pain in the butt.”

Pennsylvania Farm Show: Diamond shines, wins supreme champion junior beef female

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – TJSC Diamond 1A, a heifer owned by Jackson Mattocks of Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, was named supreme champion beef female of the Junior Breeding Beef Show Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The other purebred grand champion won supreme champion title after rising above representatives of the Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Maine Anjou, […]

Louisiana man donates his farm’s harvest to feed the hungry

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Last year, Boulet harvested 65,000 pounds of turnips; this year, his goal is 100,000 pounds.

USDA announces funds for water quality effort

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

USDA announces conservation funding for Lake Erie.

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