Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Senator Sherrod Brown

The Senate Ag Committee passed its version of the 2018 farm bill out of committee with a 20-1 vote earlier today.
farmer saved by rescuer PSU web

A Pennsylvania farmer trapped in a grain bin in May was rescued by first responders who knew how to save him, thanks to training from Penn State Extension.
Deer

Three captive deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania, according to the Pa. Department of Agriculture.
Sap collection bucket

This year’s maple season was historically longer in the United States. On average, the season lasted 42 days, compared with 37 days in 2017.

The Spillmans farm 2,600 acres in Tuscarawas and Stark counties in Ohio. They use an app to keep field records, collaborate and save money.
Penn State's University Park campus Agricultural Engineering Building

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 8 to mark the official opening of Penn State’s rebuilt and renovated Agricultural Engineering Building.
Appalachian Storage Hub

At the Appalachian Storage Hub Conference, June 7, in Canonsburg, Pa., attendees discussed the untapped potential of oil and gas in the tri-state area.
Farmer milking cows

The board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation voted to extend funding through 2021 for Cooperatives Working Together.
vegetables

The USDA is aligning its Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices Audit Program with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule.
deep well drilling rig

Property owners who have an orphaned or idled well may soon have new hope for having it plugged.
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