5 stories farmers read this week: Jan. 16, 2016

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5 stories collage Jan. 16, 2016

Here are the most read stories on FarmandDairy.com this week:

1. Percheron breeder inducted into hall of fame

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Abraham Allebach of Windermere Farms Percherons in Centre County was inducted into the Pennsylvania Draft Horse Hall of Fame. Windermere Farms has produced four World Grand Champions and two Supreme World Champion titles, among other accomplishments.

Also at the show, Houston’s Belle, exhibited by Washington County’s Mark Ryburn, was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse.

2. Kinder Morgan VP gives update on Utopia East pipeline

Kinder Morgan’s Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore met gave Farm and Dairy an update on the company’s Utopia East pipeline. Fore discusses potential landowner impact, the pipeline’s path and job creation.

The 240-mile pipeline will originate in Harrison County and transport ethane and ethane-propane mixtures to Fulton County. From there, the pipeline would connect to existing Kinder Morgan pipeline infrastructure and onto Canada.

3. Pa. Farm Show butter sculpture salutes best of state’s agriculture

The butter sculpture at the 100th anniversary Pennsylvania Farm Show highlights the state’s commodities as well as the various people involved in agriculture. This year’s theme is “Our Commonwealth’s Blue Ribbon Experience.”

The butter from the sculpture will be given to a Juniata County dairy farm, where it will be converted into renewable energy for the farm.

4. Tips for ordering from seed catalogs

Choosing garden seeds takes some thought. These tips remind gardeners of when they should order seeds for spring gardening, what information they need about their garden to choose seeds and also offers a short list of some garden seed companies that offer online ordering or mail catalogs.

5. Understanding the hay market

If you’ve ever wondered how to read the hay market reports in the pages of Farm and Dairy, reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist breaks down the terms and what they mean.  You can read Seachrist’s post about understanding the livestock markets here.

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