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Double-Check Dates for Ag Progress Days 2018
Contrary to what was published in your Ag Progress Days program last week, the show is not changing its timeslot. Held annually, next year it will run August 14-16. As usual, it will be at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College, PA on Rt. 45. Each year, the show runs Tuesday to Thursday. Typically, it draws close to 500 exhibitors from 34 states and four Canadian provinces and tens of thousands of farmers who see live-action machinery demonstrations, growing crops, and animal health and breeding displays.

Low Interest Emergency Physical Loss Loans Available for Allegany County in New York with Assistance to Producers in Pennsylvania
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm announced that physical loss loans are available for Allegany County in New York. Farm operators who have suffered major physical losses caused by a tornado that occurred on July 20, 2017, may be eligible for emergency loans. Additionally, four New York counties are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making these producers also potentially eligible for programs based on this designation. The contiguous counties are: Cattaraugus, Livingston, Steuben and Wyoming. Producers in McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania are also eligible because they are contiguous counties. FSA’s low interest emergency loans may be made available to any applicant with a qualifying loss in the counties named above. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only.