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4/19/2014 - Hundreds of Pennsylvania Farmers Discuss Priority Issues with State General Assembly

More than 350 farmers from across Pennsylvania met with members of the state General Assembly to discuss priority issues affecting farm families, including the pressing need for pension reform to address an enormous unfunded liability, during the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's State Legislative Conference. "If there is no action on pension reform, Pennsylvania families can expect to bear the...


4/18/2014 - Customer Relations Seminar for Dairy Professionals

Dairy professionals who work within Pennsylvania's dairy industry are invited to attend a professional development conference on Thursday, May 15, titled "Essentials for Enhancing Your Career." The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will include an opening discussion followed by two sets of breakout sessions. The one-day conference is being hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence...


4/17/2014 - FarmTek to Host Workshop on Hydroponic Livestock Feed

FarmTek will host a Hydroponic Fodder Workshop on May 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST for farmers and growers. The workshop, which is to be held at the FarmTek Technology Center East in South Windsor, Conn., will help attendees learn about controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and how to integrate a hydroponically grown feed into their agriculture business or farm. During the workshop,...


4/16/2014 - Extension Offering Sheep Shearing Workshops

Penn State Extension will offer sheep shearing workshops across the state this year for those interested in learning about sheep shearing and basic sheep management. Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Sheep and Wool Growers Association, workshops are scheduled for the following dates and sites: April 24-25, Tyler Hill, northeast Pennsylvania, 5 to 9 p.m. (both evenings). May 2-3, Scenery...


4/15/2014 - Apply for Conservation Innovation Grants

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture, announced the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. The NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of the Vermont State CIG competition in fiscal year 2014...


4/14/2014 - 2014 Vermont Maple Festival

The 48th annual Vermont Maple Festival will be held April 25-27, 2014. Visitors will flock from throughout the U.S. (and from other countries as well) to downtown St. Albans for maple treats, maple learning and maple fun at the end of maple time in Vermont. The theme is Vermont Maple: Simply the Best. There's always something for everyone. Much of the event is without cost and handicapped-accessible....


4/11/2014 - Last-Minute Planting Decision Resources Available from DuPont Pioneer

Corn and soybean growers can take advantage of online resources from DuPont Pioneer to make last-minute planting decisions. Growers can visit www.pioneer.com or download apps for Apple and Android mobile devices to tap into the resources and knowledge of seed industry experts and decades of research. The Pioneer...


Multitek Appointed as Vimek Distributor - Multitek North America, LLC has been appointed as the Vimek distributor for the ...

4/11/2014 - Multitek Appointed as Vimek Distributor

Multitek North America, LLC has been appointed as the Vimek distributor for the U.S. Vimek is a manufacturer of small-scale forestry equipment designed for contractors and woodlands owners looking to maximize value from their forests. In May, Multitek will be displaying...


4/10/2014 - Farm Credit East Reports Financial Results and Commitment to Invest in Future of Northeast Agriculture

Farm Credit East reported strong 2013 financial results, showing continued growth in loans coupled with strong earnings, which allowed for record combined patronage dividends of $44.5 million to customer owners. "Farm Credit East has a deep commitment to the future of Northeast agriculture," said Bill Lipinski, CEO of Farm Credit East. "With strong earnings and capital levels, we...


4/9/2014 - EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation's Streams and Wetlands

Agriculture's exemptions and exclusions from Clean Water Act expanded by proposal
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act. The agencies are launching...


Valley Irrigation Offers Advanced Technology for Soil Moisture Monitoring - Valley Irrigation is putting the latest soil m...

4/9/2014 - Valley Irrigation Offers Advanced Technology for Soil Moisture Monitoring

Valley Irrigation is putting the latest soil moisture monitoring technology into the hands of growers with Valley SoilPro 1200, powered by AquaSpy. SoilPro 1200 delivers the most detailed soil moisture data in an easy-to-understand format. With just a few clicks, growers c...


4/8/2014 - Governor's School for the Ag Sciences Back After Five-Year Hiatus

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences, which will take place July 13-August 9 at Penn State's University Park campus. The application for this prestigious and challenging program is available online at http://agsci.psu.edu/governors-school. Students applying must be current high school junior...


Shur-Co Reaches Agreement to Acquire Roll-Tite Assets - Shur-Co, LLC is pleased to announce the expansion of its portfolio...

4/7/2014 - Shur-Co Reaches Agreement to Acquire Roll-Tite Assets

Shur-Co, LLC is pleased to announce the expansion of its portfolio of cover systems and solutions for the transportation industry. Shur-Co has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Roll-Tite, with the expected closing to occur in April. Headquartered in Brantford, Ontario, R...


4/6/2014 - DuPont Pioneer Study Reveals Yield-Limiting Factors for Continuous Corn

Maximizing yield with continuous corn (CC) fields is more difficult than with corn-soybean rotations (CS). This is true even with intensively managed CC systems, as yield-limiting factors are not fully understood. A recent six-year study conducted by DuPont Pioneer agronomists in Illinois reported that CC yielded 25 fewer bushels per acre than CS, and also identified three factors--soil nitrogen (N)...


4/5/2014 - Agriculture Secretary Recognizes Farmers' Contributions to State's Economy, Environment at Juniata County Dairy

Agriculture Secretary George Greig said Pennsylvania farmers are using innovations that increase productivity and conserve natural resources during a tour of Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Juniata County, as part of National Agriculture Day. "Pennsylvania's more than 59,300 farm families produced $7.3 billion worth of agriculture products last year, and our communities benefit from that," said...


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