Thursday, January 19, 2017

A newly discovered virus infecting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats could help scientists and wildlife agencies track the spread of the disease.

Colton Zundel of New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, took home grand champion market steer honors with his 1,315-pound middleweight crossbred steer.

This year, four members of the Southeast FFA chapter are applying for their State Degrees and one member for an American degree.

Dale and Tracie Brockhoff and daughter, Sarah, of Brockwood Belgians in Armstrong County, earned grand champion honors at the draft horse hitch competition.

A conference for fruit and vegetable growers is set for Feb. 7 at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland.
angus calves in Carrollton, Ohio

Karli Berkheimer, York County, and Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Armstrong County, showed the supreme heifer and bull, respectively, during the open beef show at this year's Pennsylvania Farm Show.

This year's recipients include a family farm, Todd & John Hopkins of Forks Farm, of Columbia County, and a small farm management software company -- Small Farm Central.

Deicing salts can damage landscape plants when excessive amounts accumulate in the soil. The most serious damage typically occurs near major streets.

The BEEF 509 program raises awareness about the beef that is produced and the reasons why it sometimes misses its mark with consumers' palates and producers' pocketbooks.

Natural gas spot prices in 2016 averaged $2.49 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) at the national benchmark Henry Hub, the lowest annual average price since 1999.
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