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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.

‘Golden’ Guernsey family in western Pa. helps mark All-American Dairy Show golden anniversary

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tucked in the far southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, John and Dorothy Marchezak juggled the demands of a dairy operation and raising children, Patty, Jan and John E. They bottled their own milk, with a door-to-door delivery route, and sold meat from their Washington County farm.

Ohio State Fair results 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions sets new records

Keeping nutrients and water on farm fields

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

By rewriting Ohio’s phosphorus risk index, researcher Elizabeth Dayton is trying to reduce phosphorus runoff.

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