Tuesday, February 9, 2016
5 stories collage Jan. 16, 2016

This week, the most read stories on FarmandDairy.com were about the Pennsylvania Farm Show draft horse competitions, the show’s 100th anniversary butter sculpture, an update on Kinder Morgan’s Utopia East pipeline, tips for ordering from seed catalogs and more.
Conservation

Several ag and governmental organizations have partnered to develop a survey that will ask producers to document conservation.
Pa. Farm Show Fleece to Shawl Competition winnersvideo

The Wizards of Wool weaved the champion shawl during the Youth fleece to shawl competition at Pa. Farm Show
closeup of corn

A beginner's guide to organic gardening, including seeds, supporting plant health and controlling plant diseases, insects and weeds.
bird flu in Dubois Co., Ind.

The USDA has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza, or bird flu, in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, in southcentral Indiana. This is a different strain of HPAI than the strains that caused the 2015 outbreak.
Vilsack speaks

U.S. Ag Secretary Vilsack announced the extension of a program to help fight rural poverty in Ohio.

Belmont County may lead Ohio, but Washington County in Pennsylvania had the highest number of permits issued there.
Panel of Pa. secretaries of agriculture

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Five former Pennsylvania secretaries of agriculture joined current Secretary, Russell Redding, on stage during the 100th anniversary Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan....
Pa. Farm Show Fleece to Shawl Competition winners

Farm and Dairy staff members are in Harrisburg right now for the 100th anniversary Pennsylvania Farm Show. Here are some of the photos from...
Mark Ryburn with Houston's Belle

Houston's Belle exhibited by Mark Ryburn of Washington County was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse Jan. 8 at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
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