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10/28/2014 - New Holland Agriculture Smashes Current Guinness World Records Title

New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the Guinness World Records title, harvesting an impressive 29,308.84 bushels of wheat in eight hours with the world's most powerful combine: the 653 hp CR10.90 Elevation. "We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost 800 tonnes [30,000 bushels] of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record...


10/27/2014 - 2015 AgrAbility National Training Workshop

The 2015 AgrAbility National Training Workshop is scheduled for April 13-16 in Rochester, New York. It's the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. Professionals and consumers from all over the country will participate in four days of plenary sessions, breakouts, tours, networking, and special events. This year's conference headquarters is the Hyatt Regency Rochester...


10/26/2014 - DAPNet Logging Workshop

The Draft Animal Power Network will host a logging workshop, featuring horse-powered logging demos and hands-on driving lessons. The workshop will be presented by Jay Fisher at Long View Farm in Charlestown, New Hampshire, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 29. The event will include demonstrations of safe felling, efficient transport, and milling of timber. Lunch is available by donation...


10/25/2014 - Notes From VMSMA

The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association (VMSMA) has been working with the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont to conduct a statewide economic impact study of the maple industry. The results of the study will allow for a better understanding of the economic impact of the rapidly changing industry and will be used to strengthen the leverage the industry brings to future grant applications,...


10/24/2014 - RMA Announces Whole-Farm Revenue Protection

Farm Credit East is pleased by the Risk Management Agency's (RMA) recent announcement about the establishment of additional premium subsidies for diversified farms as part of the new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection policy. The new policy, required by the 2014 farm bill, will provide diversified farms more affordable risk management coverage options. "We urge that consideration of this new policy...


10/23/2014 - Center Bolsters On-Farm Resources Menu, Challenges Producers

The Center for Dairy Excellence has increased funding levels for its menu of on-farm resources and is challenging dairy farmers to leverage the benefits of a consultant or team for short and long-term planning decisions. Using the center's Dairy Advisory Team or Dairy Decisions Consultant programs to enlist trusted advisors to provide feedback on strengthening the business and identifying opportunities...


10/22/2014 - Maine's Conservation Districts Highlighted

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) officials highlighted the important work of Maine soil and water conservation districts in speeches in Skowhegan and Gorham. Commissioner Walt Whitcomb and Deputy Commissioner Dave Lavway spoke at meetings of the Maine State Grange and Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District (Cumberland SWCD) about the value of conservation...


10/21/2014 - Learn the Business of Alpacas

The Empire Alpaca Association will offer educational seminars as part of the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza event, scheduled for October 25-26 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York. Admission to the event and seminars and parking are free. Educational seminars at the show include sessions on value-added alpaca fiber processing, how to set up a retail store, and the advantages of...


10/20/2014 - Goodrich's Maple to Hold Annual Fall Seminar

Goodrich's Maple Farm will host its annual fall seminar in Cabot, Vermont, on November 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The seminar is titled "Learn How to Get High Vacuum to Your Trees." Call 800-639-1854 to reserve your space for the seminar. The $20 fee includes lunch. Goodrich's Maple Farm offers tubing, main line, fittings, glass and plastic syrup containers, plastic tanks, new and used...


Efficient Patz Manure Pumps - Patz Corp. is pleased to announce the expansion of the 6000E Vertical Pit Pumps. Customers n...

10/20/2014 - Efficient Patz Manure Pumps

Patz Corp. is pleased to announce the expansion of the 6000E Vertical Pit Pumps. Customers now have a choice between the current tractor two-point hitch style pump or the new Slide & Tilt pump. Available in 6, 8, 10 and 12-foot pump lengths, the new Slide & Tilt pump offers an alternative for removal and out-of-pit service of the pump. This new pump is similar in design to the existing 4444...


10/18/2014 - Nation's Largest Anaerobic Digestion Firm Endorses Biogas Opportunities Roadmap

DVO, Inc., the nation's largest designer of anaerobic digestion systems, announced its support for the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. "We're encouraged by the very existence of this Roadmap," said Steve Dvorak, president of DVO. "It will help educate government agencies,...


10/17/2014 - Confined Spaces Can Be Deadly

James Carrabba
What is a confined space? Almost every farm has some type of confined space. A confined space is any area that is large enough for a person to fully enter and perform work, is not designed for continuous occupancy, and has limited or restricted means of entry and exit. Are there any areas on your farm that meet this definition of a confined space? If so, everyone on the farm needs to know which areas...


10/17/2014 - Summer Internship Opportunity at Center for Dairy Excellence

There are many reasons to be excited and passionate about what's going on in the dairy industry, especially in Pennsylvania. College students can gain hands-on insight and experience within the industry by applying for the 2015 summer internship at the Center for Dairy Excellence, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Interns will oversee the Farm Open House events, help with numerous educational...


Art's Way V-180 Spreader with Digi-Star Nutrient Management System - Accurate manure application is a necessity in today's...

10/16/2014 - Art's Way V-180 Spreader with Digi-Star Nutrient Management System

Accurate manure application is a necessity in today's demanding environmental and economic climates. Between rising fertilizer prices and heavier regulations in food production, tracking each nutrient application has never been more important. To meet the need for managed and increased transparency of manure application, Arts' Way now offers a Digi-Star NT460 nutrient management system as an...


10/16/2014 - A New Challenge for Soybean Growers

A serious crop disease called northern stem canker (NSC) has been confirmed for the first time in northern New York soybean fields as part of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program-funded NNY Corn and Soybean Disease Diagnosis and Assessment Database building project. NSC occurs in most Midwestern states and in Ontario, but Cornell University plant pathologist Gary C. Bergstrom...


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