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Pa. governor signs bill that classifies high tunnels as ‘temporary structures’

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Dec. 23 a measure introduced by Sen. Elder Vogel that ensures high tunnel greenhouses are not considered permanent structures and categorized as real estate for tax purposes.

Farms and farmhouses in the snow (Photos)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

There’s nothing like Christmas on the farm. There’s something about seeing the contrast of the red barn with the white snow that overwhelms farm folk with nostalgia.

To all of our readers, have a happy holiday! To bring some cheer to you, we’ve found several snowy farm photos. Enjoy!

Farm and Dairy’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We asked our readers to send us their own version of the classic holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” We were overwhelmed by your responses! In fact, we couldn’t get the tune out of our heads when reading your versions. Here are your versions of the holiday song.

From Santa to shopping: The origins of Christmas traditions

Monday, December 23, 2013

The first traces of wrapping paper and decorations arrive in stores as early as September, transforming the holiday into a much more secular celebration than its modest Christian beginnings.

BabyCenter reveals top baby names for 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting digital resource, recently released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website.

Walmart, Cargill and BIO discuss ‘sustainability’ at Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There are many definitions for what it means to be “sustainable,” but there are some commonalities.

Pioneer, Bunge hope to double acreage of high oleic soybeans grown in Ohio

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bunge and Cargill will pay a premium to Ohio farmers contracting to grow Pioneer’s high oleic Plenish IP soybeans.

Ohio corn, bean farmers back RFS at grain farmers symposium

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The proposed reduction in the Renewable Fuel Standard was a big topic at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium.

FDA changes stance on antibiotic use in food-producing animals

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Agency implementing plan to change the use of antibiotics in food animals.

Making crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae — a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup.

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