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AG PROGRESS DAYS: Crops and soils tent provides crop management answers

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Folks with questions about managing their crops or weeds can get answers at the Crops, Soils and Conservation Tent at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 17-19. Visitors to the crops and soils area can also take the Weed ID quiz and/or bring weeds with them for the experts to identify. […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: Tradition continues strong with Equine Experience

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days has a history of delivering attractions and activities that educate and entertain horse lovers of all ages and experience levels. Events The 2010 version of the exhibit will be no exception, as Penn State’s Equine Science team and the College of Agricultural […]

AG PROGRESS DAYS: From fields to stables, Ag Progress Days has full lineup of exhibits

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The commercial side of agriculture will be on display at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 17-19, at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs. “Farm operators are busy people trying to run their businesses as efficiently as possible. The opportunity to see, learn about and compare the […]

Ohioans watch Russian wheat disaster

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

DELAWARE, Ohio — Wheat farmers throughout Ohio could be planting more wheat this fall, as the demand and price per bushel has increased because of a recently announced ban on wheat exports from Russia. Drought and wildfires are becoming common terms in Russia, as the wheat harvest is in danger.

Strickland ignored voters wishes

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Editor: One man, Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District in California, thwarted the will of 7 million California voters by striking down the homosexual marriage ban they approved. As your readers know, one man, Gov. Ted Strickland, thwarted the will of Ohio voters by undercutting the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

USDA announces SURE program application cutoff

Monday, August 9, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess today announced that producers have until Sept. 30 to submit an application for payment under the 2008 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. Details SURE provides financial assistance for crop production and or quality losses due to a natural disaster. “We want producers to be aware of […]

Claims about goji fruit benefits lack scientific evidence

Monday, August 9, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Vendors of products made from goji berries, also known as wolfberries, have touted a wide range of health benefits, including antioxidant activity, anti-aging properties and improved mental capacity. “While the health benefits of the goji berry seem enticing, scientific evidence supporting these claims is not available,” said Michele Warmund, University of Missouri […]

Options for managing fall webworms

Monday, August 9, 2010

NEWARK, Ohio — The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Drury), is most often discovered when the unsightly, light gray, silken webs on the trees in late summer and early fall are observed, said Howard J. Siegrist, OSU Extension educator. Webworms enclose leaves and small branches in their nests, unlike the tent caterpillars which make a smaller […]

ODNR applying grant funding for repairing abandoned mine projects

Sunday, August 8, 2010

ODNR to discuss abandoned mine land projects in northeastern Ohio.

Emissions: Hot topic at Empire Farm Days

Saturday, August 7, 2010

SENECA FALLS, N.Y.— Emissions control is a hot topic in the agricultural community. Farmers attending 2010 Empire Farm Days, Aug. 10-12, will be able to learn more about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions control requirements (known at IT-4 or Interim Tier IV) that will take effect in 2011 for off-road diesel engines, such as […]


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