Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rule would ban applying manure in times when runoff is most likely.
Dickie Bird Farm in winter

In southern Ohio we saw the first snow of the season and felt much colder temperatures. Everyone wonders, is the early winter weather ushering in another harsh winter?

Shipping grain across the country is proving to be a difficulty for some farmers as trains are not able to haul enough and the barges on the Mississippi River have also been a source of frustration.

Two Pennsylvania residents were charged with felony child endangerment Nov. 4 following the death of a 4-year-old girl in an Oct. 27 ATV crash. Cases such as these have made ATV rider safety a hot-button issue among safety professionals, legislators and advocacy groups.

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau presented Edward Kosa of Potter County with its 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

A data privacy agreement reached by six major farm organizations and six agriculture technology providers is expected to become industry standard language regarding data gathered on farming operations.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is pushing for changes to the CAUV formula that 'can be accomplished through administrative action and will not require legislation.'

Westmoreland County dairy farmer Richard Ebert has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Federally-funded algae research farm going in a new direction, with new partners to be announced.

Artificial insemination in sheep is more difficult, but new research can make it more practical.
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