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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.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 1/24

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The top stories from the week of Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, 2015.

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)

Good recordkeeping benefits small farms

Friday, January 23, 2015

Clear, consistent record keeping is much easier and more efficient than rustling through a box of receipts at tax time.

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.

Pa. dairy industry teams with food bank to get milk to those who need it most

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An innovative food bank milk distribution program, spearheaded by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, got an assist during this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show.

At harvest, miscanthus growers hope secondary uses pay off

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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

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.

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.”

How to test your garden’s soil

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A soil test will provide information about the nutrients as well as the pH level of your garden’s soil.

Horse owners: Learn the best ways to control parasites

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 1/17

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The top stories from the week Jan. 11 through Jan. 17, 2015.

DIY natural cleaners for farm and home

Friday, January 16, 2015

Many cleaning companies have begun to offer natural versions of commercial cleansers as consumers gain eco-consciousness, but these cleaners can easily be made at home.

New Castle auctioneer named champion bid caller at Pa. Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jeff Pennington, of New Castle, was named champion auctioneer at the 36th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, Jan. 14, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Scenes from the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 16, 2015

There’s always plenty to see at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Here are some photos from our quick trip to Harrisburg this week.

How to prevent and thaw frozen pipes

Thursday, January 15, 2015

If preventative steps aren’t taken, frozen pipes can still be thawed even when the thermometer only reaches to the single digits.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Harrison County leads December permit totals

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 53 new permits in December, with Harrison County’s 22 new permits marking the most issued in the state last month.

Dairy farming helped prepare Farnsworths for careers

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As a boy, he pretended to sell the family’s cows. But auctioneer Russ Farnsworth and family still have a solid dairy farm in Medina County.

Opting out: Farm bill exempts more organic farmers from checkoffs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.

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