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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.

Elder brothers feel that change is what will keep their family farm going

Thursday, January 12, 2012

In an effort to make the operation profitable, the Elder brothers have turned their attention to grazing their cattle.

Seismologist says little doubt that injection well caused earthquakes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Just to be clear, it’s probably not the fracking that is causing earthquakes in the Mahoning Valley, it’s the brine byproduct being pumped into a separate well, according to a seismologist studying the situation. Injection well Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer ordered a halt to operations Dec. 30 at a […]

Souper Bowl promotion asks readers for touchdown-scoring soup recipes

Monday, January 9, 2012

January has arrived. It’s a new year, and a new Super Bowl is just around the corner. At Farm and Dairy, we’re so excited about the festivities that we decided to throw a Souper Bowl of our own. A soup recipe promotion, that is.

Retail food prices drop moderately

Sunday, January 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $49.23, down $3.89 or about 7 percent […]

Ohio State gets $1.4 million to develop emerald ash borer resistant tree

Saturday, January 7, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — The native North American ash tree’s future rests in the ability of researchers to create a new variety with the right genetic traits to withstand its greatest nemesis: the emerald ash borer. Grant Scientists with Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center have received a three-year, $1.4 million grant to […]

Manure pits getting full, livestock owners waiting for ground to freeze

Friday, January 6, 2012

Livestock producers across Ohio and the Midwest have been unable to apply manure this fall and early winter due to saturated field conditions. Most livestock farmers are really pressed for manure storage room. Waiting for frozen ground to apply manure is likely to be their only available option.

A dozen disasters: 12 things to trip you up in 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Recognizing risk is the first step to keeping agriculture profitable. Here’s our list of 12 things that could trip you up in 2012. It’s up to you to do something about it.


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