Archive for October, 2014


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.


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