Hello again! Each year, the Farm Service Agency is required to issue public notice on a variety of programs, policies, and opportunities available at the county office. Questions can be directed to your local Farm Service Agency office. Commodity loans Commodity loans, also referred to as marketing assistance loans, are available to producers who share […]
The farm bill and dairy policy was on the minds and lips of government officials at the annual government luncheon held during the 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Dairylea Cooperative Inc. hosted its 105th annual meeting in Liverpool, N.Y., Oct. 9.Northeast dairy industry. Dairylea CEO Greg Wickham described the strong Northeast dairy industry, the yogurt boom and the impact it is having on the area. The meeting also featured guests who shared about how the dairy industry is doing in […]
GUNNISON, Colo. — A group of four friends are here to live a dream — to hunt Rocky Mountain elk, the most coveted of all lower 48 big game. But given that, there are more critters involved in this play than elk. Take the golden eagle that winged up from a nearby kill to create […]
FAIRFIELD, Ill. — Ohio Valley Resources LLC (OVR) filed an air permit application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Sept. 17, to construct a billion-dollar nitrogen fertilizer facility in Spencer County, Ind. The new ammonia plant will be the first new facility of its type to be constructed in America by a U.S.-based firm […]
BLACKSBURG, Va. — In March 2012, the prices of feeder cattle reached record highs. By mid-July 2012, the severe drought in the Midwest and the Plains had caused soybean and corn prices to reach record high prices. Feeder cattle prices have declined due to the record grain prices and forced liquidation of herds due to […]
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Recent food-based research has discovered fruits and vegetables contain natural cancer-fighting capabilities when consumed appropriately.
COLUMBUS — Sinus infection sufferers may see a change during their doctors appointments this cold and allergy season as new national guidelines urge doctors to do less prescribing and more educating. As many as 45 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic sinus infections each year. After decades of overprescribing antibiotics, at a cost […]
COLUMBUS — A recent study examined people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads — and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs. In the last days of the 2008 campaign, researchers had 15 people watch a variety of actual ads for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his Democratic […]
WASHINGTON — Recently the White House welcomed 11 Champions of Change who have committed themselves to strengthening food security in the U.S. and around the world. Today, almost 1 billion people do not have access to a sufficient supply of nutritious and safe food, and 16 million children in the U.S. experience food insecurity each […]
SOMERSET, Pa. — Southwest Pennsylvania Project Grass is hosting a grazing conference in Indiana, Pa. Oct. 11-12. The first day of the event will be held at the Kovalchick Complex and will feature speakers who will speak on grazing. The second day of the event includes a combination of demonstrations held at the Indiana Fair […]
According to the results of the recently released 2011 National survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, more people than ever (16 and older) participated in wildlife recreation. Hunter numbers (13.7 million) grew 9 percent from 2006 to 2011. The number of anglers (33.1 million) increased 11 percent during the same time period. And the number […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This past June, more than 170 all-time U.S. heat records were tied or broken — many of them originally set in the historically hotter months of July and August. And with a drought plaguing much of the country, the ground is as dry and crispy as a saltine cracker. Widespread drought By […]
PHILADELPHIA — In a tight economy, with fewer jobs, many people end up working harder and sacrificing more to stay employed. A new study finds that one of those sacrifices is sometimes their own and their family’s nutrition. While prior studies have implicated working mothers in providing less healthy family food environments, this is one […]
Significant drought conditions in many parts of Ohio have led to an increased interest in harvesting corn as silage. With very few farmers owning silage-making equipment, many are looking to neighbors that do own silage harvesting-equipment or professional custom farming providers to help them meet their needs. Questions arise about custom farming rates and the […]
U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance kicks off nationwide search to find top ambassadors of agriculture.
BE OF GOOD CHEER “Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee” Matt. 9:2. Have you ever paused to think about the fact that you only have one life to live on this earth? The older I get the more I realize that time is going fast and that I need to slow […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Elder Vogel (R-47) announced July 9 that Governor Tom Corbett has signed a new law exempting family farms from the inheritance tax and the realty transfer tax. Continuing the farming tradition “This legislation is about furthering opportunity in […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — One source of income for Pennsylvania dairy farmers has hit its lowest point in three years, according to a dairy market expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Lowest point since 2009 James Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, said that in May, milk margin per hundredweight — the income portion […]