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Weather, Wall Street affecting agricultural commodity prices

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Recent weeks have been bad for agricultural commodity producers, with falling prices impacting Pennsylvania’s farmers. An economist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences said there are reasons why prices for corn, milk, soybeans, beef, pork and wheat have fallen sharply. Reality James Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, noted that what […]

Kasich order revamps wild animal inspections

Friday, October 21, 2011

Executive order calls for humane societies, state and local entities to crack down on exotic animal housing and care.

Edinburg, Pa. couple grows largest pumpkin in U.S.

Friday, October 21, 2011

CANFIELD, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers weighed the U.S. champion pumpkin at their October competition. The club’s 17th annual weigh-off was held at Parks Garden Center near Canfield, Ohio. The new U.S. champions are Dave and Carol Stelts of Edinburg, Pa. Their pumpkin weighed 1807.5 pounds, the second heaviest ever recorded. The […]

Murray Grey breed is bringing more to the table than just awards

Thursday, October 20, 2011

On the Clark Farm in New Harrisburg, the Murray Grey breed is the way to go for them.

Monkey still not found; most other wildlife had to be shot

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A monkey is the only animal unaccounted for after 56 animals escaped from a wildlife sanctuary in Muskingum County.

‘High oleic’ could be ‘game changer’ for soybean growers

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New soybean produces lower fat cooking oil and could help restore market share.

Alternative fuels event draws big fleets, new ideas

Monday, October 17, 2011

Smith Dairy holds alternative fuels event, fleet manager makes big commitment

NRCS: Great Lakes conservation is working

Friday, October 14, 2011

NRCS chief says new study shows significant improvement to nutrient issues in Great Lakes region, more work to be done.

U.S. unlikely to hit renewable fuel standard for cellulosic biofuels

Friday, October 14, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The biofuel industry will not be able to meet the cellulosic production requirements of the renewable fuel standard without significant advancements in technology or investment, according to a National Academy of Sciences study prepared for Congress.

Low interest rates mean opportunities for farmers

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The perfect storm of economics is giving many farmers opportunities they might not have seen coming.

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