Mashed, smashed and fried, Americans love potatoes, but only a few varieties are grown in much of North American agriculture.
Industrial and domestic waste materials are viable alternative sources of raw materials for engineering proppants — particles used to open rock fractures — for use in shale gas and oil recovery, according to Penn State material scientists John Hellmann and Barry Scheetz.
Agricultural Research Service microbiologist Rob Dungan is documenting how bioaerosol dispersal fluctuates throughout the day and year, their downwind concentrations, and factors that affect dispersal patterns.
WEST SALEM, Ohio — The Northwestern FFA Chapter has an Ag in the Classroom committee that goes over to Northwestern Elementary once a month to teach elementary students about different aspects of agriculture. In the month of January, the students learned about poultry. The students were taught about some of the benefits and products that […]
Cache Valley virus causes infertility, abortions and congenital abnormalities in sheep. This year, there has been an increase in the number of cases diagnosed and reported by Ohio sheep producers.
Here’s the agri-stories you should read today, February 26, 2014. Today’s stories include more victims of the California drought, initiatives of the USDA to stem childhood obesity, and honeybee losses.
Paul Keener needed a dairy that was efficient, and in good order, so he built his own.
One oil and gas driller has come under fire in Pennsylvania for excessive royalty deductions, but proposed state legislation could protect landowners in a similar position.
Another polar vortex is set to invade the northeastern part of the United States at the end of the week Feb. 24.
With more than 100 workshops in two days, there was a lot to see and learn at OEFFA 2014.
Wayne County deputies recover meat, make arrests after posting info. to social media.
The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association honored Rob Waddell, Townville, Pa., and Irene Benner Osborne, Millerstown, Pa., with two of its top awards.
The three-year exclusive agreement among DuPont Pioneer, the University of Missouri and USDA-ARS will focus on precision agriculture sensors and soil mapping.
Today’s must-read stories include two stories about the impact of drought. If you like almonds or coffee, be ready for higher prices. Milk producers can expect higher prices this year. Scientists and policymakers are bringing GM crops to Africa.
Corn growers know the satisfaction of seeing newly emerged, uniform rows of green corn plants set against the backdrop of dark, rich soils.
Changes in crop prices often generate questions about the economics of fertilization. Prices for many crops, particularly corn, have recently fallen considerably from the highs of the past few years.
Growers are doing a better job of managing nitrogen fertilizer applications. In recent years, the amount of fertilizer used has remained relatively constant while average yields have steadily increased.
California continues to lead the U.S. in number of milk cows and overall milk production, while Ohio lost 130 licensed dairy herds in 2013.
Today’s must-read stories feature agricultural growth for the United States and China. Honeybees may be spreading disease to bumblebees and one Kentucky couple is helping FFA members get official jackets.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to those from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren. With a $50,000 gift, Les and Elaine […]