The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association honored Rob Waddell, Townville, Pa., and Irene Benner Osborne, Millerstown, Pa., with two of its top awards.
Today’s must-read stories include two stories about the impact of drought. If you like almonds or coffee, be ready for higher prices. Milk producers can expect higher prices this year. Scientists and policymakers are bringing GM crops to Africa.
Corn growers know the satisfaction of seeing newly emerged, uniform rows of green corn plants set against the backdrop of dark, rich soils.
Changes in crop prices often generate questions about the economics of fertilization. Prices for many crops, particularly corn, have recently fallen considerably from the highs of the past few years.
Growers are doing a better job of managing nitrogen fertilizer applications. In recent years, the amount of fertilizer used has remained relatively constant while average yields have steadily increased.
California continues to lead the U.S. in number of milk cows and overall milk production, while Ohio lost 130 licensed dairy herds in 2013.
Today’s must-read stories feature agricultural growth for the United States and China. Honeybees may be spreading disease to bumblebees and one Kentucky couple is helping FFA members get official jackets.
If you’re an avid gardener, or hobby farmer, get your seeds started indoors soon. Starting seeds in late February and early March will give your plants the best chance when they’re moved outdoors.
Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers.
Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.