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Pa. youth to join national 4-H?event

October 5, 2009 UNIVERSITY PARK — On Wednesday, youth across Pennsylvania will join hundreds of thousands of young people around the nation to simultaneously create biofuel as part of “Biofuel Blast,” the 2009... more »»

Ag Career Day presents options

October 5, 2009 UNIVERSITY PARK — Students are invited to the Ag Career Day sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

More farms compost carcasses to save money

September 7, 2009 Six to eight cows die each year at Mill Hill Farms in Williams­burg, but you’d never know the carcasses are decomposing on the property in compost piles. more »»

Regional ag office cuts staff

September 7, 2009 Those needing diagnostic testing and other services from the state Depart-ment of Agriculture’s regional office may face delays due to staff cut. more »»

Too little, too late?

August 3, 2009 The economic crisis that hit dairy farmers earlier this year is growing — but some relief is on the way. more »»

Eco-friendly farming

July 6, 2009 When Dennis Brumbaugh switched to no-till planting equipment at Curryview Farm in Martinsburg, he was thinking not only of the environment but of his family, too. more »»

From farm to fork

June 1, 2009 A greenhouse is as good as a grocery store for executive sous chef Mike Passanita. Passanita, who works for Parkhurst Dining Services at St. more »»

Stocking the stream

May 4, 2009 As a lifelong fisherman, Jeff Verbonitz of Altoona appreciates the lessons his daughter is learning from raising brook trout in biology class. more »»

Consumer confusion

April 6, 2009 Baffled by the bevy of “organic” and “all-natural” labels at the grocery store? You’re not alone. more »»

Dairy farmers' dilemma

March 2, 2009 You won’t see it at the grocery store, but the milk prices farmers receive have dropped sharply in the past two months. more »»

Farmers and the forest

February 2, 2009 Farmers may be sitting on a crop they’ve never even noticed: timber. “It’s hard to convince a farmer that trees are truly a crop,” said Paul Noll, who owns Noll’s Forestry Services Inc. more »»

Taming a wild spirit

January 5, 2009 Fewer than 100 days ago, Jacks to Win, an American mustang, was a completely feral horse, unaccustomed to humans or handlin. more »»

Pa. ranks second nationally in commercial deer and elk production

December 1, 2008 It’s almost dusk as hunting guide Don Small climbs into a golf cart, holding a feed bucket. Gravel crunches under the tires as he scatters the grain, calling ‘‘Come on, babies, come o. more »»

Here's to a good year

November 3, 2008 Local wineries are toasting last month’s warm, dry weather, which was a boon to the wine grape crop. more »»

Dog law reforms headed for state Senate

October 6, 2008 If state senators pass the proposed dog law reforms as the House of Representatives did, Clover Creek Kennels in Williamsburg won’t pass its state inspection. more »»

Farm briefs

September 1, 2008 Preservation efforts reach milestone acreage HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board set a new record by preserving the state’s 400,000th acre Thursday, Governor Ed... more »»

The family farm’s future

September 1, 2008 Adam Longenecker is hoping his 2-year-old son Austin will want to take over the family farm some day. “He loves coming up to see the cows,” Longenecker said. more »»

 
 

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