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Food Dialogues event is looking for the ‘faces of farming and ranching’

Friday, July 13, 2012

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance kicks off nationwide search to find top ambassadors of agriculture.

Hazlett: Be of Good Cheer

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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 […]

New law eliminates inheritance tax, realty transfer tax on family farms

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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 […]

Expansions in dairy industry lead to surplus, lows for milk prices

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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 […]

Annual plow day helps preserve draft horse farming traditions

Friday, May 25, 2012

That’s what it’s all about: preserving and improving draft horse skills and traditions and passing them on to the next generation.

Vilsack: Ag research and education key to prosperity and security

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Investment in agricultural research doesn’t benefit just the 2 percent of the population involved in farming. It’s a matter of national security, job creation, energy independence and human health. That’s according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who visited Penn State’s University Park campus May 16 to tour College of Agricultural […]

Free public tour series features Ohio’s organic and sustainable farms

Friday, May 18, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced its 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring free public tours of sustainable and organic farms. Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, aspiring and beginning farmers, and anyone interested […]

Friendship is golden

Thursday, May 17, 2012

FRIENDS Sometimes we allow ourselves to think that we have no friends. I guess it is just the human part of us to think that way. Especially we think that way when things are not going as well as they should. It is my belief that those thoughts often have their beginning when we struggle […]

N.Y. Farm Viability Institute’s bilingual project prompts spinoff

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The New York Farm Viability Institute’s bilingual dairy training project has spun off an independent program in support of Western New York dairy farms with Spanish-speaking employees.

Henryville ‘super cell’ tornado relief

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Henryville ‘super cell’ tornado relief: A series of tornados swept across Midwest states March 2, resulting in more than 30 fatalities in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. The line of destruction runs from New Pekin, Indiana east across Interstate 65 to Henryville and then through the farm country and communities of Chelsea and Marysville. The […]

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