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Western Pa. youth tops lamb show

Sunday, January 15, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hayden Demniak, 11, of Carmichaels, Greene County, claimed the top spot in the market lamb show at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

2011 is a banner year for Holsteins

Sunday, January 15, 2012

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Holstein Association USA reports that 2011 was an exceptional year for U.S. Registered Holsteins. Enthusiasm for the Holstein breed is high and growing, evidenced by the 360,149 Holsteins that were registered, as of Dec. 31.

Prized porker exhibited by York County resident

Saturday, January 14, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Supreme Champion swine at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show was the winning Yorkshire, JTPS1 Flair 1-9, exhibited by James Parlett of Airville, Pa., York County.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association accepting bull consignments for sales

Friday, January 13, 2012

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The sales, held March 30 and April 16 offer an affordable way to market bulls from multiple breeds in one location and on one day.

USDA to close offices across country

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In Ohio, five FSA offices and the ARS research center in Coshocton County to shut doors.

Weed killer Atrazine aids conservation tillage

Friday, December 30, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. — According to a new study by Paul D. Mitchell, ag economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the herbicide atrazine benefits U.S. corn, sorghum and sugar cane farmers by up to $3.3 billion annually, thanks to increased yield, decreased cost and reduced soil erosion.

Rare swine breeds: Are heritage hogs the next niche market?

Friday, December 30, 2011

PITTSBORO, N.C. — In the world of local niche foods, raising heritage livestock is becoming just as popular as growing heirloom fruits and vegetables.

North Carolina 10% Campaign reports local food spending at $10 million

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — In roughly 18 months, participants in the 10% Campaign have recorded more than $10 million in purchases of locally-produced foods.

Ohio potato production down 30% from 2010

Monday, December 26, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio’s fall potato production is forecast at 425 thousand cwt., down 30 percent from last year, according to the Ohio office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Case tractor high-seller at Mechanicsburg auction

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — Auctioneers Nick Cummings and Kevin Wendt of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., held a farm equipment auction Dec. 9 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.


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