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7/22/2014 - New Hampshire Breed Show to be Held in August

The New Hampshire Breed Show for Holstein, Brown Swiss and Milking Shorthorn will be held Wednesday, August 6, at the Cornish Fairgrounds in Cornish, New Hampshire. Fitting and showing will start on Tuesday, August 5, at 6 p.m., and the Type Breed Show will start at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6. Tim Abbott of Franklin, Vermont, will judge the fitting and showing for 4-H classes on Tuesday....


7/21/2014 - Farm Credit East Gives $46,500 in College Scholarships

Farm Credit East recently awarded $46,500 in college scholarships to 31 student recipients. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship to apply toward his or her higher education. "This year's scholarship recipients aspire to make a difference in their communities and are well on their way to becoming agriculture's future leaders," said CEO Bill Lipinski. "Our program supports students with diverse...


New InterSeeder Plants Cover Crops While Spraying Fertilizer and Herbicides  - InterSeeder Technologies, a new company aff...

7/20/2014 - New InterSeeder Plants Cover Crops While Spraying Fertilizer and Herbicides

InterSeeder Technologies, a new company affiliated with Penn State University, has launched commercial sales of the InterSeeder, a multipurpose machine that simultaneously plants three rows of cover crops while spraying postemergent herbicide and nitrogen fertilizer in single passes between four or six rows of knee-high corn. The proprietary all-in-one unit, which converts to a no-till grain...


7/19/2014 - Dairy Farm in Germany to Install 44 Lely Astronaut Milking Robots

Osterland Agrar GmbH, a dairy farm in Frohburg, Germany, has commissioned Lely Industries to provide up to 44 Lely Astronaut robotic milking systems for its 2,500-cow herd. When the installation is completed in 2015, Osterland Agrar will be the largest robotic milking farm in the world. More large dairy farms are making the switch to robotic milking to maximize their return on investment. Osterland...


Shur-Co Introduces SMART1+ Transmitter - Shur-Co, LLC is pleased to announce its newest SMARTransmitter, the SMART1+. The ...

7/18/2014 - Shur-Co Introduces SMART1+ Transmitter

Shur-Co, LLC is pleased to announce its newest SMARTransmitter, the SMART1+. The original SMARTransmitter, with its simple-to-use five-channel interface and patent-pending flip lid, has been upgraded to the SMART1+. The new SMART1+ has the same basic functionality of the original SMARTransmitter, plus additional features, including improved range and EXPRESS mode capability that can be enabled or...


7/17/2014 - Cover Crops Demonstration Plot to be Featured at Ag Progress Days

Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients in the soil, and cover crops are increasingly being considered for biofuel feedstocks. Visitors can learn more about these benefits of cover crops at an expanded cover crops demonstration plot beside the J.D. Harrington Crops, Soils and Conservation Building at Ag Progress Days, August 12-14. ...


Finding a Focus at Fat Toad Farm - 
        Fat Toad Farm in Brookfield, Vermont, is known for its farmstead goat's milk ...

7/17/2014 - Finding a Focus at Fat Toad Farm

Cynthia Tokos
Fat Toad Farm in Brookfield, Vermont, is known for its farmstead goat's milk caramel. The farm is owned by three partners: Judith Irving, her husband, Steve Reid, and their daughter Calley Hastings. The rest of the team is comprised of daughter Hannah Reid, the farm's marketing specialist; Jenny Hord, the chief of caramel production; Christine Porcaro, sales/marketing director; and Katie...


7/16/2014 - Hit Pay Dirt with Field, Crops & Equipment Demos at 2014 Empire Farm Days

Field, forage and equipment demonstrations at Empire Farm Days will provide farmers with a look at the latest equipment innovations and technologies designed to enhance production efficiencies as well as offer new crop and revenue options. Daily field demos include forage chopping and handling and a new in-motion/drive-over scale at 10 a.m.; hay mowing at 11 a.m.; tillage and GPS at 1 p.m.; and...


7/15/2014 - Yield360: Helping Farmers Take Control and Capture Yield Potential

Corn has the potential to yield 500 bushels per acre. Yet, according to the USDA, the average corn yield lands short at 158. With an estimated 27 percent global population growth by 2050, the increasing demand will not be met. Farmer-entrepreneur Gregg Sauder, founder and former CEO of Precision Planting, recently launched a new company -- Yield360 -- that offers a paradigm-shifting system that focuses...


7/15/2014 - FarmTek Launches Annual Photo Contest

FarmTek has launched its annual photo contest and is looking for you to submit your amazing photos of products in use that were purchased from FarmTek. Whether it's a storage or livestock building, feeding supplies used by your herd or even a wagon full of beautiful new perennials that you just had to capture before transplanting them, send in your photos. This contest is open to all customers,...


7/14/2014 - VMSMA Mourns Loss of Mr. Maple

The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association is saddened to announce the passing of Everett Willard on July 7 at the age of 94. Willard was a longtime employee of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. He helped organize the Vermont Maple Promotion Board and was a member of the Vermont Industry Council and the VMSMA. He was often referred to as "Mr. Maple" for his dedication to the Vermont maple...


7/11/2014 - USDA Reminds Producers of 2014 Acreage Reporting Requirement

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Connecticut Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Bryan Hurlburt reminded agricultural producers that July 15, 2014, is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring-seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by July 15, 2014. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 farm bill) requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all...


7/10/2014 - 2014 Vermont Maplerama

The registration deadline for the early bird discount for Vermont Maplerama has been extended to Wednesday, July 16, 2014. This year's event is scheduled for July 24-26 at the Franklin County Field Days grounds in Highgate, Vermont. Hosted by the Franklin County Maple Sugarmakers Association, the three-day event will feature sugarhouse tours, companion tours, great food and entertainment. Franklin...


7/10/2014 - Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Earns Six National Communications Awards

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) was the top award winner among state farm bureaus across the U.S., winning six communications awards, including the prestigious Dave Lane Award for Media Relations Excellence, during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) SPARC Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The Dave Lane Award recognizes the state farm bureau that does the best job of building and...


7/9/2014 - Financial Cooperative Releases Short Video

Farm Credit East, the Northeast's largest agricultural lender, recently released a video explaining its cooperative structure, as well as providing information on the loans and services it provides to Northeast farmers, forest product producers and commercial fishers to help their businesses be successful. In this video, Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO, explains the advantages to working...


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