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Hispanic workers learn best milking practices at class taught in Spanish

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will host the hands-on workshop “Best Milking Practices for Hispanics,” taught in Spanish, at four locations around Pennsylvania. Cost is $25 per person; all sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locations Dates and locations are: Nov. 6, Lancaster County — Scattered Acres, 900 […]

Ohio Supreme Court orders ODNR to show progress in compensating landowners

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys still waiting for their compensation.

Farmers need to watch for drought-induced herbicide carryover

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — This summer’s lack of rain has translated into the potential for summer-applied herbicides to carry over into winter wheat or even spring-planted corn and soybean crops — something growers need to be monitoring, two Purdue Extension weed scientists say. Factors In a normal year, soil moisture helps dissipate herbicide soil concentrations, […]

Perfect storm, crummy grain harvest

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In northeastern Ohio and western Pa., rain every third day slowed the soybean harvest so that many were still cutting beans at the end of October. Only the biggest and best-equipped got any significant corn off in October between the rains.

Ohio native enshrined in National 4-H Hall of Fame

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Ohio native David Pyle has been inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Pyle was Illinois’ longest-serving 4-H director and was nominated for the honor by his Extension colleagues in Illinois. The beginning Pyle was raised in Hillsboro, Ohio, where he was […]

Reader: Religion and government should be kept separate

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Editor: While I have my own personal disputes with Obamacare, I believe it is imperative to keep religion out of government matters ( “Administration ignores our First Amendment rights, Oct. 25). I agree that some legislation may be an imposition on personal religion but it is very hypocritical to justify your reasoning based on your […]

Election 2012: Presidential candidates’ ag policy positions

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

With elections just a few days away, here is a look at where the presidential candidates stand on key farm issues.

Reader: Can’t ignore Obama’s accomplishments

Monday, October 29, 2012

Obama has improved health care coverage, saved the U.S. auto industry, lowered student debt: Reader thinks there’s a lot more he can do if re-elected.

The Andersons buys Green Plains facilities in Iowa, Tennessee

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Andersons Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase a majority of the grain and agronomy assets of Green Plains Grain Company in Iowa and Tennessee.

Farmers, are you ready for Hurricane Sandy’s high winds or flooding?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Farmers need to prepare for the potential of heavy rains, flooding and high winds related to Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. Forest Service report shows fewer trees dying in nation’s forests

Monday, October 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — The number of dead trees on 750 million acres of public and private forests across America is on the decline for the second straight year, with most of the reductions seen in western states where bark beetles have infested millions of trees, according to a report released today by the U.S. Forest Service. […]

Researchers develop new way to determine charge of battery

Monday, October 29, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. — Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows users to better determine the amount of charge remaining in a battery in real time. That’s good news for electric vehicle drivers, since it gives them a better idea of when their car may run out of juice. Improvement […]

Pennsylvania preserves more than 2,100 acres of farmland statewide

Monday, October 29, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently safeguarded 2,138 additional acres on 22 farms against development through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program. Locations The board preserved farms in Adams, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northampton, Susquehanna, Union and Washington counties Since the program began in 1988, state, […]

Michigan State preserves Civil War stories online

Friday, October 26, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Faded and sometimes tattered, letters and journal entries written 150 years ago by hopeful and homesick Civil War soldiers will forever be preserved online, thanks to digitization by Michigan State University archivists. University Archives and Historical Collections started the project two years ago in recognition of the sesquicentennial celebration of the […]

National Grange releases third e-book to Amazon Kindle store

Friday, October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON — The National Grange recently released Notes and Quotes: On the Origin of the Ritual and Early Years of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry as a Kindle download available through Amazon’s Kindle Store. Content The text, written by author C. Jerome Davis, delves into the early history of the Grange as well as […]

United Fresh produce reports show impact of produce on health, economy

Friday, October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fresh fruit and vegetable industry has a profound effect on all 50 states, according to updated state profiles recently released by United Fresh and provided to Congress at the recent Washington Public Policy Conference. Results The data in the series reveals that all 50 states grow and sell fresh produce, and […]

New Down syndrome patient registry allows secure storage, exchange of information

Friday, October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON — A new Down syndrome patient registry will facilitate contacts and information sharing among families, patients, researchers and parent groups. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a contract to PatientCrossroads to operate the registry. The company has created patient-centric registries for muscular dystrophy and many rare disorders. People with Down syndrome or their […]

LETTER: Ohio will lose jobs, opportunities if Renewable Fuel Standard waiver granted

Friday, October 26, 2012

Reader: If the RFS waiver is granted, the negative impact on Ohio’s agriculture and ethanol industry will be overwhelming

LETTER: Outdated natural gas production leases ignore current realities

Friday, October 26, 2012

Landowner says: We don’t have a problem with the natural gas storage field, but we do have a problem with Columbia Gas and NiSource claiming they own our minerals.

Simplifying contracts makes CSAs more appealing to potential members

Friday, October 26, 2012

Community Supported Agriculture organizations or CSAs are working to simplify the contracts between consumers and local farmers.

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