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Election 2012: Presidential candidates’ ag policy positions

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

With elections just a few days away, here is a look at where the presidential candidates stand on key farm issues.

Farmers, are you ready for Hurricane Sandy’s high winds or flooding?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Farmers need to prepare for the potential of heavy rains, flooding and high winds related to Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. Forest Service report shows fewer trees dying in nation’s forests

Monday, October 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — The number of dead trees on 750 million acres of public and private forests across America is on the decline for the second straight year, with most of the reductions seen in western states where bark beetles have infested millions of trees, according to a report released today by the U.S. Forest Service. […]

Simplifying contracts makes CSAs more appealing to potential members

Friday, October 26, 2012

Community Supported Agriculture organizations or CSAs are working to simplify the contracts between consumers and local farmers.

Pa. bills to allow larger farm equipment on roads heads to governor

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Larger farm equipment over the years means farmers need more roadway allowance, says Pa. farm bureau.

Smartphone app helps control invasive species

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species — non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle — to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment.

Rehabilitated bald eagle released on refuge

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Robert and Maryjane Angelo, of Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, released a rehabilitated bald eagle at the Erie National Wildlife Refuge in Crawford County Oct. 10, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials.

Unbeatable students create unbeetable burger

Monday, October 22, 2012

n Oct. 1, the “UnBeetable Burger” with a soft gourmet pretzel bun won the Student Product Development Competition of AACC International, a professional association specializing in cereal grain science.

West Virginia school’s swine program makes best of Berkshires

Saturday, October 20, 2012

From last place to first, students and their swine projects are making a name for themselves at Hampshire High School.

Breakfast is getting more expensive

Friday, October 19, 2012

Higher retail prices for eggs, bacon, orange juice, milk and toasted oat cereal, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Quarterly Marketbasket Survey.

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