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9/21/2014 - USDA Provides $3.8 Million to Connecticut to Conserve Wetlands and Farmland, Boost Economy

Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut's state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced that approximately $3.8 million in conservation funding has been allocated for Connecticut to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the state. Her announcement followed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's statement that $328 million is...


9/20/2014 - CCE Offering Dairy Margin Program Info Meetings

The federal government is offering a new Margin Protection Program (MPP) to help dairy producers guard against destructive shortfalls in milk income over costs. To help farmers understand how the new program works, Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting seven informational meetings in northern New York on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Cornell University agricultural economist Dr. Andrew Novakovic,...


9/19/2014 - Webinar on the Dairy Margin Protection Program

Northeast dairy producers are invited to participate in a webinar that will cover the new Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) enabled by the recent farm bill. This webinar, hosted by Farm Credit East in conjunction with NEDPA, New York Farm Bureau and Cornell Pro-Dairy, will take place on Friday, September 26, at 11 a.m. The 2014 farm bill eliminated the MILC program and established a new...


9/18/2014 - Pepple Receives Obie Award at 2014 All-American Dairy Show

Jane Pepple of Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, is the winner of the 2014 Obie Snider Award, the top honor of the All-American Dairy Show. Agriculture Secretary George Greig presented the award at the show's Dairy Farmer Appreciation Banquet at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. The award, established in memory of Obie Snider of Bedford County, a founding father of the All-American...


9/17/2014 - Maple Dealer Open House

Mark your calendar for an upcoming open house in New York, sponsored by an Indiana Vacuum dealer. The open house is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be hosted by Neil Walling of Ripple Road Maple Products, a Dominion & Grimm dealer. It will be held at 655 Ripple Road in Norwich, New York. Call 607-674-5273 for more information. The open house will...


9/16/2014 - After Wet Growing Season, Risks High for Barn and Silo Fires

A rash of recent barn and silo fires has an extension farm safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences warning farmers to be aware of -- and if necessary take precautions against -- blazes caused by stored crops with high moisture content. This growing season was exceptionally wet, and related problems are beginning to show up with harvested crops, according to Davis Hill, senior...


9/15/2014 - Seed Cleaning Short Course Kicks Off PASA's Fall Farm-Based Education Offerings

Host farms, presenters and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture staff are gearing up for fall farm-based education offerings as they prepare for six field days, plus multiple regional events, throughout the state in September and October. September's farm-based education events begin at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, Crawford County, on Saturday, September 20, with an...


9/12/2014 - 4-H State Dairy Show Sees Record Turnout

A record number of 4-H'ers participated in the annual 4-H State Dairy Show, held in New Haven, Vermont. The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension event, which was held at the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds, attracted 93 participants, ages 11 to 18, which is the most in recent years. All first had to qualify through interviews, 4-H record-keeping and county dairy show competitions. ...


Case IH Introduces Real-Time Remote Dashboard with AFS Connect 2.0 - Case IH has announced its AFS Connect 2.0, a new farm...

9/11/2014 - Case IH Introduces Real-Time Remote Dashboard with AFS Connect 2.0

Case IH has announced its AFS Connect 2.0, a new farm management system that uses advanced telematics technology to help producers effectively monitor and manage their operations without compromising control of their data. The system, which will be fully available in 2015, provides a simple, intuitive view of machine location and diagnostics, with maintenance and service alerts -- even allowing for...


9/10/2014 - Northern New York High-Yield Corn Sites Helping Adjust Cornell Nitrogen Guidelines

On-farm research trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program show that some northern New York farms have achieved notably high corn yields. These gains prompted farmers to wonder if the Cornell University nitrogen fertilizer and manure application recommendations derived from corn yield potential calculations need to be revised. Twelve northern New York...


9/9/2014 - DuPont Pioneer Continues Support of Agriscience Education and Career Development

DuPont Pioneer and the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) are continuing their support of agriscience education through a grant program aimed at training teachers and supplying equipment and resources to elevate the rigor of agriculture and science curricula. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available to help prepare students for careers in agriculture and food. DuPont Pioneer...


9/8/2014 - Penn State's Great Insect Fair Celebrates Pollinators

Why are pollinators so important to our daily lives? Find out at Penn State's Great Insect Fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. The theme of this year's fair is "PollenNation," according to fair coordinator Steve Jacobs, senior extension associate in entomology. "Insects pollinate approximately...


9/7/2014 - Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Has Gained a Foothold in Knox County

Hemlock woolly adelgid was recently recognized in Camden, Maine, by a tourist who had battled the bug in his own backyard. It is clear the infestation in town is not limited to the two stately shade trees it was found on, but the question remains whether this insect has found its way into forests in and around Camden. Hemlock woolly adelgid is a small, aphid-like insect. Most of the year, white,...


Mathews Co. Unveils Next-Generation 12-Foot Tower Diameter Grain Dryer Series  - Mathews Co. (M-C), which has led the grai...

9/6/2014 - Mathews Co. Unveils Next-Generation 12-Foot Tower Diameter Grain Dryer Series

Mathews Co. (M-C), which has led the grain dryer industry in 10-foot tower sales for nearly 25 years, unveiled the next generation of its 12-foot-diameter tower series. The new design is based on operational experience that encompasses nearly 25 years in vacuum-cooled tower drying and follows on the success realized by the popular next-generation 10-foot tower redesign. According to Joseph Shulfer,...


9/5/2014 - Fargo Selected as Site for National Agricultural Genotyping Center

The National Corn Growers Association's Corn Board announced that Fargo, North Dakota, will be the site of the National Agricultural Genotyping Center. The final decision follows careful deliberations by the site selection committee, who visited Illinois and North Dakota to assess the possibility of locating the center in either Decatur or Fargo, and the NCGA's Research and Business Development Action...


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