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Ag Progress Days Aug. 17-19

July 5, 2010 STATE COLLEGE — The 2010 Penn State Ag Progress Days will take place Aug. 17 to 19, with more than 400 exhibitors expected to display goods and services. more »»

Group honors Tyrone resident for farmland preservation work

July 5, 2010 TYRONE — Karen Morrow of Tyrone was honored recently with the Pennsyl­vania Farmland Preser­vation Local Heroes award by the American Farmland Trust. more »»

FFA Spotlight

July 5, 2010 Age and school: 16, junior at Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents, Scott and Teri; three brothers, William, 13, who recently joined FFA showing market goats; Scott, 7; Steve, 5. more »»

Late blight could be an issue this season

July 5, 2010 Tomato plants in home gardens in and around Blair County are showing signs of late blight, horticulture educator Tom Ford with the Penn State Cooperative Extension said. more »»

From Moo to You

June 7, 2010 LORETTO — A group of excited students from Wright Elementary School in Altoona pulled up to Vale Wood Farms’ dairy barn in a bright yellow school bus in early May, hopped down the vehicle’s large... more »»

Getting ready to sprout

May 2, 2010 Although the 2009 growing season was marked by severe blight that destroyed several crops, including tomatoes, people are looking forward to planting their gardens this year. more »»

USDA to cut crop insurance subsidies

May 2, 2010 MINNEAPOLIS — The federal government wants to save taxpayers billions of dollars by reducing spending on crop insurance after years of big profits by insurers, but the industry claims the reductions... more »»

Extension offering pond water tests available for homeowners

May 2, 2010 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory has launched a pond water testing service. Free test kits are available at many cooperative extension offices. more »»

FFA Spotlight

May 2, 2010 Name: Rebecca Shaw Age and school: 17, senior at Williamsburg High School Family: Mom, Karen; dad, Steve; sisters, Erin, 27, and Emily, 15; brother, Tyler, 13... more »»

Vehicle regs rev up paperwork

April 5, 2010 Ever-changing and confusing vehicle regulations will impact the way local farmers do the most basic of tasks and will force a mountain of unnecessary paperwork, local officials say. more »»

Farmers will plant more corn, soybeans

April 5, 2010 KANSAS CITY, Mo. more »»

Preparing for disaster

March 1, 2010 An animal disease outbreak could threaten the nation’s food supply and economy, but many emergency responders aren’t trained to handle an agricultural disaste. more »»

New rules enthuse farmers

March 1, 2010 WASHINGTON — New federal rules that define what makes milk and meat organic have natural food advocates optimistic that the government is committed to ensuring the label means somethin. more »»

If you eat, farm show offers education

February 1, 2010 From sleek show horses and polished livestock to chocolate cakes and cornbread, Blair and surrounding counties were well represented at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisbur. more »»

Losses still sting

February 1, 2010 STATE COLLEGE — Fewer beekeepers are reporting evidence of a mysterious ailment that had been decimating the U.S. honeybee population. more »»

Cambria County Grangers win awards at state, national levels

January 4, 2010 Three Cambria County Grange members have received state and national honors. more »»

Best four feet forward

January 4, 2010 HARRISBURG — Some state legislators will be hoofing it around the show ring at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show. The Legislative Dairy Showmanship Contest is new to the farm show this year. more »»

Hands-on learning

December 7, 2009 Tiffany Hoy wants children as young as preschoolers to understand how agriculture impacts their daily lives. more »»

Hauntingly good year

October 5, 2009 There’s nothing scary about Pennsylvania’s pumpkin crop this year. “It looks very good this year,” said Kelly Baronner, co-owner of Baronners Farm Market in Hollidaysburg. more »»

FSA announces farmer elections

October 5, 2009 HUNTINGDON — Elections are an opportunity for farmers to select a representative on the Hunt­ingdon/Blair County Farm Service Agency Committee. more »»

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