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Lapierre Inducted Into Quebec Agriculture Hall of Fame - On Sunday, September 21, at a banquet held at the Château Fronten...

9/30/2014 - Lapierre Inducted Into Quebec Agriculture Hall of Fame

On Sunday, September 21, at a banquet held at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Donald Lapierre of Saint-Ludger de Beauce in Quebec was inducted into the "Temple de la Renommée de l'Agriculture du Québec" (Quebec Agriculture Hall of Fame). Founder and CEO of Les Équipements Lapierre, Inc., a company active for more than 35 years in the maple equipment sector, Lapierre is renowned as an inventor...


Protect Berry Crops From SWD - Insect netting for fall raspberries and late blueberries - Jerry Smith and Lisa Holderness ...

9/30/2014 - Protect Berry Crops From SWD

Insect netting for fall raspberries and late blueberries
Vern Grubinger
Jerry Smith and Lisa Holderness operate Deer Ridge Farm in Guilford, Vermont. This diversified, small-scale organic farm produces cut flowers, maple syrup, small fruits and vegetables on a handful of hillside acres. The first confirmed report of spotted wing drosophila in Vermont was at this farm in early September 2011. Since then, the farm has had very high SWD pressure. In 2013, we set up a trial...


Don't Be a Victim - Tiny ticks = tons of trouble - 
         Despite their miniscule size, they can cause a lot of troubl...

9/30/2014 - Don't Be a Victim

Tiny ticks = tons of trouble
Kathleen Hatt
Despite their miniscule size, they can cause a lot of trouble, and they're on the move. Where once there were relatively few ticks, there are now many, and a higher percentage of them carry disease. Who are these travelers, why do you not want one as your personal houseguest, and what can you do if one moves in unbidden? Ticks abound Many species of ticks live in the...


BOSS Snowplow Adds UTV/ATV Plows - Designed for midsize UTV models, including the Polaris RZR and Yamaha Rhino, a new 5-fo...

9/26/2014 - BOSS Snowplow Adds UTV/ATV Plows

Designed for midsize UTV models, including the Polaris RZR and Yamaha Rhino, a new 5-foot UTV plow from BOSS Snowplow features fully hydraulic operation. No winches, pulleys, or handles are needed for improved speed, reliability and efficiency. BOSS offers the highest blade lift height available for unmatched snow stacking capability. The plow blade skin is made from tough, rust-resistant poly...


Gehl R Series Skid Loaders - Gehl is proud to announce the all-new midframe R Series radial-lift skid loaders. These inclu...

9/25/2014 - Gehl R Series Skid Loaders

Gehl is proud to announce the all-new midframe R Series radial-lift skid loaders. These include three new models: the R150 with 1,500-pound capacity (a brand-new addition to the line), the R135 (replacing the 4240E), and the R165 (replacing the 4640E Power2). These skid loaders feature an all-new operator station with an integrated digital display, new load arm design with increased visibility, Yanmar-powered...


9/24/2014 - Maine Cheese Guild Presents Open Creamery Day 2014

As the hardwood foliage bursts in a blaze of colors on Columbus Day weekend, take in the spectacular sights and taste some award-winning cheese during the Maine Cheese Guild's annual Open Creamery Day. On Sunday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visit many of Maine's cheesemakers in their creameries, meet the animals, and learn the stories behind Maine's more than 150 artisan cheeses. Along the...


9/23/2014 - 2014 Keystone International Livestock Exposition to Feature Clinics, Sales, Shows that Improve Beef Industry

Beef clinics, sales and shows at the 2014 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) will help improve the region's beef industry. "KILE is a one-stop shop for the region's beef producers, featuring top cattle on exhibit and for sale as well as the latest equipment and products," said Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "Whether bringing livestock or attending the show to...


Case IH Touts Full Strength of its Full Line for 2015 - Promising to provide the best options to professional producers bi...

9/22/2014 - Case IH Touts Full Strength of its Full Line for 2015

Promising to provide the best options to professional producers big and small, Case IH announced its 2015 lineup of Farmall tractors and hay and forage tools. "Feed is the livestock producer's greatest expense," said Thomas Beason, livestock marketing manager at Case IH. "And hay and forages often comprise a large portion of that bill. It makes sound business sense to put up a high-quality product...


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...


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