Friday, April 27, 2018

As of March 1, there were 72.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from March 2017, but down 1 percent from Dec. 1, 2017.

The 16th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will take place April 28 at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park.
manure application

Farmers and nutrient applicators need to be sure they know current laws and restrictions on manure application, particularly in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Pine Tree Dairy Holsteins

The USDA Farm Service Agency will reopen enrollment for an improved Dairy Margin Protect Program. New enrollment will run from April 9 to June 1.
ag barometer

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell in March, given uncertainty around trade relations and possible implications for U.S. ag exports.
organic vegetable sign

A University of Florida study found consumers are confused about foods labeled organic and nongenetically modified. Some even view them as synonymous.
sshale oil and gas drilling rig

The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in 2017, marking the first time since 1957 that it has been a net natural gas exporter.

U.S. farmers expect to plant more soybeans than corn this spring, according to the USDA's Prospective Plantings report.
California dairy cows

California is one step closer to being incorporated into the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. California dairies have from April 2-May 5 to accept or reject proposed FMMO.
Foster Fluharty Farm

Josh and Crystal Fluharty moved to the farm in 2012 and started to reclaim the land. It has been in the family since 1903, but not farmed since the '70s. Learn what their plans are for this growing season.
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