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Starting a farm: Looking for land

Friday, February 28, 2014

The high price of farmland is the most common complaint of new farmers, and with good reason; both crop and pasture land is selling at an all-time high.

HSUS, OFU members hold meeting to discuss farmer co-ops

Friday, February 28, 2014

Group meets in Ohio to discuss how a co-op could help farmers, especially marketers of grass-fed beef.

Conference addresses mastitis and milk quality

Friday, February 28, 2014

To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference, March 25-26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.

Bump in grain prices becoming a rally

Friday, February 28, 2014

All three major commodities on the Chicago Board of Trade have shown signs of an uptrend for a few weeks.

Showering with unsolicited advice

Friday, February 28, 2014

At the risk of sounding obnoxious, I think Mr. Wonderful and I have raised — to this point anyway — two good kids. The ones that are kind, giving, gracious, look out for others. I’m proud of that. I flatter myself that people want to know how we have managed through cleverness, parenting skill, and […]

Pork lovers asked to share their love

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Pork Checkoff has been celebrating the love of pork with consumers, through an integrated marketing program, including a national pork share-a-thon.

Purdue sponsoring specialty foods workshop March 13

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Purdue University workshop March 13 will offer guidance on how to start a specialty food business.

Why are conditions so dry in California?

Friday, February 28, 2014

California is supposed to be the Golden State. Make that golden brown. The entire west coast of the U.S. is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds.

Chesapeake Energy reports 2013 finances; still waiting on infrastructure in Utica shale

Friday, February 28, 2014

As of Dec. 31, 2013, Chesapeake has drilled 425 wells in the Utica, including 230 producing wells and 195 wells awaiting pipeline connection or in various stages of completion.

OSHA backs off small farm target

Thursday, February 27, 2014

OSHA backed off its previous enforcement directive regarding on-farm grain storage, and emphasized that farms with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from OSHA inspection or enforcement activities.

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