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Ohio’s water quality work group puts forth recommendations for ag

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“I believe if we don’t adopt this type of approach as an industry, we risk mandated controls. And I think history has proven that’s seldom very successful” — John Oster, Morral Companies

Researchers say honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure

Monday, January 23, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields. Analyses of bees found dead in and around hives from several apiaries over two years in Indiana showed the presence of neonicotinoid insecticides, which […]

New RMA rules, deadline give flexibility in cover crop termination

Sunday, January 22, 2012

WASHINGTON — Farmers have been given more time to terminate their cover crops after the excessively wet spring of last year prevented many of them from doing that in time to meet a crop insurance deadline. Before In order for grain farmers to insure their main crop, they previously had to terminate cover crops by […]

Souper Bowl recipe promotion enters its final weekend

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our Souper Bowl recipe promotion is ending at 8 a.m. Monday. If you have a soup recipe you’d like to share, there is still a couple days left to enter.

It’s hip to be square: Tractor dancing at the Pa. Farm Show

Thursday, January 19, 2012

(Scroll down for Farm and Dairy’s photos from the tractor square dance, as well as our video.) HARRISBURG, Pa. — Square dancers from across the state put on their dancing shoes for an exhibition in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Large Arena Jan. 13, but their shoes were tires and they were on foot — […]

Experts give suggestions on stopping earthquakes as result of injection wells

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A meeting was convened to gather expert testimony on the matter of Class II brine injection wells Jan. 17.

Ohio produce growers and marketers urged to join food safety program

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

If you want to market produce in the future, you will “need” to be part of a trusted food safety certification program, officials say.

New Pa. Farm Show exhibit: Today’s farm has nothing to hide

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

“If we’re ashamed of what we’re going, maybe we shouldn’t be doing it.” Opening the barn doors at Pa. Farm Show ‘Today’s Agriculture’ exhibit.

Expert reports many water wells in Pa. do not meet safe water standards

Saturday, January 14, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State Extension water specialist told a House committee Jan. 10 that research has shown about 40 percent of all water wells in the state fail to meet at least one safe-drinking-water standard. Bryan Swistock, senior water resources extension associate at Penn State, testified before the House Consumer Affairs Committee […]

Scenes from the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Friday, January 13, 2012

It was a busy afternoon Thursday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa., and we shot lots of photos. We can’t share them all here, but we’ve got a start in a slide show (scroll down). And check back, or see our Facebook page. We’ll add more as time allows. Additional coverage will follow.

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