PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of Pennsylvania homeowners and small business owners eager to slash or even eliminate their electricity bills will be able to install new solar technologies at a discount of up to 45 percent, thanks to a new program. Big discount The PA Sunshine Solar Program will provide $100 million in rebates to help […]
MOLINE, Ill. — A John Deere tractor regularly used by Elvis Presley on his Mississippi ranch and at his home at Graceland will be displayed at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum.
URBANA, Ill. — If you are a landowner who has always been wanting a pond, there are a number of pre-construction steps that should be done to first determine if your property will even be suitable for a pond. First step Bob Frazee, University of Illinois Natural Resources educator, suggested the first step would be […]
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — During a year’s time, beef cattle are exposed to a variety of insect pests that may impact their performance, according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Examples include the common horn fly (which shows up in huge numbers in mid- to late-summer if not treated against) […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 13th annual Michigan Dairy Expo will take place July 20-24 at the Michigan State University Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Dairy producers and visitors may attend the expo to learn about Michigan’s dairy industry by visiting commercial exhibits and attending dairy management seminars and state breed shows. Youth portion […]
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted evidence that one of the world’s most feared pests, the Khapra Beetle, was hidden in a shipment of furniture and household items. Khapra Beetle Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists collected Khapra Beetle cast skins from straw brooms and burlap sacks within the container and sent […]
MADISON, Wis. — Grassland: Quietness and Strength for a New American Agriculture was written to increase awareness of the vital role grass and grassland plants have in ensuring a sustainable future for American agriculture. Published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America, the book’s content […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the nation grapples with a severe recession, economists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have published a new report that suggests which industries and areas in Pennsylvania may experience expansion or decline in employment in the upturn expected to follow the recession. “Pennsylvania: Road to Growth” was prepared at […]
SALEM, Ohio — A new initiative of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will help farmers and the public sort through the debate about the role of animals in society. The newly launched Center for Food and Animal Issues will operate as an outreach and education department of the state Farm Bureau, according to executive vice […]
OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease, in an 80-month-old dairy cow from Alberta.