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Westmoreland County Fair market livestock auction results

Friday, August 29, 2008

Find out who won the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Westmoreland County Fair.

Farm machinery exports gain 30.5 percent

Friday, August 29, 2008

MILWAUKEE — Exports of U.S. agricultural-related equipment to nations around the world topped $5.8 billion dollars for the first half of 2008 compared to midyear 2007 numbers, for an increase of 30.5 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Ag Progress Days: Vegetable oil looks like tractor fuel

Thursday, August 28, 2008

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 […]

Experts: Spend gas well money wisely

Thursday, August 28, 2008

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 […]

Expo explores the benefits of grazing

Thursday, August 28, 2008

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.

Rita and Pinky: Pink Farmall stands for something

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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 […]

Ag Progress Days 2008 in photos

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

See our collection of photographs taken at the 2008 Ag Progress Days.

Portage County Randolph Fair auction results

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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.

‘Smacking good’

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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 leader: It’s a new world for agriculture

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

American Farm Bureau president tells Ohioans it’s an exciting, yet challenging, time to be in agriculture.

Hookstown Fair/Beaver Co. 4-H Stockman’s Club sale results

Monday, August 25, 2008

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.

Pasture walk spotlighted N.Y. organic dairy

Monday, August 25, 2008

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 […]

Deep-well drilling boom creates concern for Pa.’s water resources

Sunday, August 24, 2008

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.

Is farm bill’s ACRE program for you?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

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).

Holmes County Junior Fair Auction Results

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Find out who topped the livestock competitions at this year’s Holmes County Fair.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Preserve brings green burials to Ohio

Thursday, August 21, 2008

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 […]

Trumbull Farm Bureau celebrates year

Thursday, August 21, 2008

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.

Jefferson County Junior Fair Auction Results

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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.

Farm and Dairy writers garner national awards

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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.

Lawrence County Fair junior fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Lawrence County (Pa.) Fair.

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