Thursday, January 19, 2017

The strength of the U.S. dollar, which has trended upward since 2014, does not bode well for exports. Commodities are cyclical, so manage your risk and margin.
Week in Review 8/29

This week’s top stories include a limestone mine collapse that’s affecting an Enon Valley farm, the retirement of Dr. Karen Martin, one the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Northwest region’s veterinarians, how to clean up your garden for fall, planting bulbs this fall and more.
field corn

Here’s your guide to the six main types of corn.
Jacob's cattle beans

Beans can provide homegrown protein for individuals who want to grow their own food.
dairy freestall barn

Milk prices are lower than they were a year ago, so marginal income over feed costs are going to be lower this year compared to last year. We really need to be managing input costs and feed efficiency on dairy farms.
Karen Martin

"We're problem solvers," Karen Martin said. "We take on the problem, and we solve it, for the people."
Musser family farm sinking

The Musser family is losing ground on their farm after subsidence struck earlier this summer. Since then, acreage has dwindled and it has meant changes in the dairy operation to keep it going.
Central State University

Central State moves forward with funding to begin implementing academic programs and extension work to meet the missions of their new land-grant status.
Hay sale

It's not just the grain crops that are hurting this year. Forage and hay production is being affected, as well.

Results from the 2015 Holmes County Fair livestock auction.
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