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Butler Farm Show 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Aug. 8, 2013 Sale Total:   $198,307.80 Total Lots:          209 See last year’s results STEERS Number of Market Lots: 26 Average: $2.69/pound with champions; $1.96/pound without Total steer sale:​ $86,246.30 Grand champion: Matt Powers Bid: $16.50/pound              Weight: 1,371 pounds Buyer: Amerikohl Mining, Inc. Butler, Pa. Reserve champion: Taylor Kennedy Bid: $5/pound              Weight: 1,168 pounds Buyer: Rex […]

Building a root cellar

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hobby farmers, urban farmers, gardeners and back-to-the-land survivalists are using root cellars to store vegetables throughout the winter months. Here’s an easy way to make your own.

Was Pappy Maverick wrong? (When buying land isn’t a good idea for farmers)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

World population, U.S. farm productivity, Earl Butz and Bret Maverick: What should farmers believe?

NASS report speculates farmers are on the way to record high corn production

Monday, August 12, 2013

NASS forecasts 76.4 million acres of soybeans for harvest this year. If realized, this will be the second largest harvested acreage on record and NASS forecasts this year’s corn yield at 154.4 bushels per acre, the third-highest yield on record.

Fertilizer prices headed lower

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The break-up of a Russian potash cartel is part of what’s triggering the fertilizer market upheaval.

Are smartphones changing photography?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Although cell phone cameras are a recent innovation, they continue nearly 150 years of tradition that photography should be broadly accessible and an extension of our own experience.

2013 Mercer Co. 4-H Roundup livestock sale totals nearly $142,000

Saturday, August 10, 2013

This year’s market livestock sale at the Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H Roundup totaled nearly $142,000.

Discovery! Oldest European fort in the inland U.S. found in Appalachians

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Move over The Lost Colony and Jamestown, a new fort has the distinction of being the oldest European fort in the inland United States.

Ag officials, county health department urge residents to discard raw milk

Friday, August 9, 2013

Consumers and retailers who purchased raw milk from Green Acres Jersey Farm, 725 Prescott Road, Lebanon, should discard it immediately due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination found in a recent sample collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

What’s the dairy outlook for the rest of the year?

Friday, August 9, 2013

As the new corn and soybean crops are harvested, feed prices should drop sharply, making lower milk prices more bearable.

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