Friday, February 12, 2016
grand champion steer

As the fair's truck and tractor pulls began warming up, so did the livestock auction.

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a string of cattle rustling believed to have spanned two years or more.
Field sprayer

Recently, pesticide spray drift from different pesticide applications caused damage to field corn on a bordering farm, vegetables in an adjacent backyard, trees and bushes in a nearby state park and vegetation on an adjoining campus.

Soybean production generates nearly $3 billion of economic activity in the state.

Changes in the rules for livestock exhibitors mean less paperwork.

This year's bloom is expected to be larger than last year's, but not nearly as large as 2011's near-record bloom.

Governor Tom Corbett signed the 2013-14 state budget, increasing support for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
grazing pasture

To lessen the summer slump in cool-season grass pastures, producers can follow the 4 Rs for summer grazing.
photo of a corn field

The free Web-based tool, Adapt-N, draws on local soil, crop and weather data -- including high resolution climate data stored at the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell -- to provide better estimates of nitrogen fertilizer needs for corn, in real time, throughout the season.

Deal could be near, but not yet official.
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