ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — The future looks rosy for a blue tractor that’s pulled away from the diesel fuel pump in favor of a new and experimental fuel: vegetable oil. New Holland and Penn State researchers proudly displayed their brainchild, a NH T7060 that runs on straight vegetable oil — the same kind you use […]
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — “Are there too many zeroes behind that number?” It’s a question Penn State Cooperative Extension educator Robin Kuleck stopped asking — wondering if that $200,000 natural gas lease she was reviewing was really supposed to read $20,000, or maybe just $2,000 — after she learned the potential income behind natural gas […]
Shamrock Vale Farms in Kensington, Ohio, is one of the oldest and most successful grazing operations in the Buckeye State. Earl and Dan McKarns, a father-son team, raise about 150 registered Angus seedstock cow-calf pairs in a total forage system. On Aug. 19, the McKarns family opened the farm to nearly 300 visitors who wanted to learn more about raising grass-based cattle.
WARREN, Ohio — Get over it, Rita Kibler says. Get over the fact that she’s a female tractor puller, one who frequently tops the competition, and one who happens to sit atop a custom-painted pink Farmall. Get over it, she says, because it’s not just a tractor. It’s a healing tool she uses to get […]
See our collection of photographs taken at the 2008 Ag Progress Days.
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Portage County Randolph Fair.
Auctioneer John Kiko, who calls bids at the Portage County Fair livestock auction, got a bit more than he bargained for during last week’s junior fair steer sale. Kiko was the top vote-getter in the junior fair board’s ‘Kiss a Cow’ fundraiser and got to pucker up …
American Farm Bureau president tells Ohioans it’s an exciting, yet challenging, time to be in agriculture.
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos, including some demolition derby action, taken at this year’s Hookstown Fair.
SHERMAN, N.Y. — Doug and Dana Murphy of Nettle Hill Corners near Sherman, N.Y., recently hosted a pasture walk at their certified organic dairy. They are milking 65 head, mainly Jersey and Holstein/Jersey crosses. Although the premium seems enticing, there is more to being organic than just laying off the pesticides and medications. The three […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The current boom in natural-gas well drilling is reminiscent of Pennsylvania’s halcyon days of oil production and coal mining early in the last century. But along with that boom, comes a concern for the state’s streams and groundwater.
Beginning next year, farmers will have a choice of farm support programs: the current traditional suite of programs or a new suite of programs known as Average Crop Revenue (ACRE).
Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Holmes County Fair.
WILMOT, Ohio — Many a farmer has lived day in and day out in his or her blown-out leather work boots, holey blue jeans, and tattered shirts and hats that should have been retired long ago. And many of those same people have joked that their attire is so second-nature, so “them,” they’d be buried […]
Recipients of Trumbull County Farm Bureau’s Tom Schwartz Environmentally Friendly Farmer award were David and Becky Lynn and Roland Wildman. The awards were presented during last week’s annual meeting.
Find out who topped the livestock competitions and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Jefferson County Fair.
SALEM, Ohio — Farm and Dairy editor Susan Crowell and reporter Andrea Zippay earned three awards in the National Newspaper Association‘s 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.
Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Lawrence County (Pa.) Fair.
Check out the action from the 2008 Lawrence County, Pa., Fair antique tractor pull, Aug. 16.
Ed Thiele likes to watch things grow. He likes to see the corn come up and he spends his summers scrutinizing the soybeans. Year after year, he keeps a careful eye on his oats and alfalfa.