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Agriculture News For March, 2015

  • Franklin County farms rank 2nd in vegetables
    Date: March 31, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "FRANKLKIN COUNTY >> Most farms in Pennsylvania are small family farms, making with annual sales of less than $150,000, while most dairy operations gross between $150,000 to $350,000, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report."

  • WV Agriculture Department announces 2015 agritourism marketing winners - State Journal
    Date: March 30, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "State Journal WV Agriculture Department announces 2015 agritourism marketing winners State Journal "Marketing is a key component of any successful agritourism operation," said commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick. "Each year, these awards recognize the best in marketing and promotions, and encourage others to improve their communications ... and more »"

  • Farming Matters: Searching for old tractors
    Date: March 28, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. It was owned from new by Jonty Stalker, a farmer who used it to feed his livestock until two weeks before he died at the age off 99. Lindsay Haddon, advertising and sales promotion manager for Massey Ferguson, said: "Both Massey Harris and Massey Ferguson were built with the ethos of straightforward, dependable and hardworking capability."

  • Reading student wins first prize in statewide agriculture art contest - Emporia Gazette
    Date: March 27, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Emporia Gazette Reading student wins first prize in statewide agriculture art contest Emporia Gazette Bethany DeDonder, a third grade student at Reading Elementary, was awarded first place in her grade division for her bookmark art depicting "Colors of Agriculture ” in the 2015 Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) and Kansas State ..."

  • Good Food - Good People offering community supported agriculture shares - Roanoke Times
    Date: March 27, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Roanoke Times Good Food - Good People offering community supported agriculture shares Roanoke Times Local farm-fresh foods will soon be abundant in our region, and Good Food ߣ Good People can connect your fork to a farm. Through our FarmShares program, also known as Community Supported Agriculture or CSA, you can secure your source with a ..."

  • Agricultural waste could be used as biofuel
    Date: March 26, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia . A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol -- a well-known alcohol-based biofuel."

  • Family farms: backbone of agriculture - Alexandria Echo Press
    Date: March 25, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Family farms: backbone of agriculture Alexandria Echo Press The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry. The latest data come from the Census of Agriculture farm typology report and ... Telling the Story of #womeninag Through Pictures and Numbers USDA.gov (press release) (blog) all 7 news articles »"

  • Pennsylvania farms damaging Chesapeake
    Date: March 24, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "For the second time in as many years, Pennsylvania's efforts to reduce agricultural pollution damaging the ecological health of Chesapeake Bay have received failing grades."

  • PA Historical and Museum Commission announces Chester County grants
    Date: March 23, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "WEST CHESTER State Sen. Andrew Dinniman, during his first meeting last Wednesday as the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission commissioner, along with others, announced the approval of several grants."

  • What Next for Agriculture? - The Herald
    Date: March 23, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "What Next for Agriculture ? The Herald The admission by Dr Made that climate change is now "almost the normal climate" justifies the need for significant investments in adaptation for eco-resilient agriculture to protect crops from heat stress, flooding and other anticipated impacts from ..."

  • Deal nearing on fertilizer regulations
    Date: March 18, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Sen. Paul Pinsky told the Senate on Wednesday that representatives of the agricultural and environmental communities, as well as members of Gov. Larry Hogan's administration had been meeting to reshape fertilizer regulations. Phosphorous pollution caused by excess fertilizer on Eastern Shore poultry farms is a concern for the health of the Chesapeake Bay."

  • Agriculture: It's Where Your Food Comes From - Huffington Post
    Date: March 17, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Huffington Post Agriculture : It's Where Your Food Comes From Huffington Post How often do you think about agriculture ? I'm not just talking about window plants or pallet gardens that you find on Pinterest - but honest-to-goodness, tractor-in-the-field, cow-giving-birth farming and ranching. Every time we step into a grocery ..."

  • Farmers need to share agriculture's story
    Date: March 17, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Ag radio personality Trent Loos encouraged farmers at the ag banquet to help correct misinformation about agriculture and food production that is rampant in the U.S. Sharing the story of agriculture and clearing up misconceptions about food production was keynote speaker Trent Loos' message to the more than 300 area farmers and ranchers attending the Brush Chamber of Commerce annual Ag Appreciation Dinner."

  • Departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Respond to EPA Assessment of Pennsylvania's Animal Agriculture ...
    Date: March 17, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) assessment of Pennsylvania's animal agriculture program acknowledges the need for continued commitment from all the stakeholders involved in conserving Pennsylvania's..."

  • Organic farming workshops will span seasons
    Date: March 17, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "NOFA/Mass will present a season-long, three-workshop series at Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth. Participants will see and experience how Brix Bounty's production evolves from early-season fertility and plant propagation to mid-season management and fall harvest rhythms."

  • 'Future Farmers' celebrate agriculture for National Ag Day - WDBJ7
    Date: March 16, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Clintonchronicle 'Future Farmers' celebrate agriculture for National Ag Day WDBJ7 On Wednesday, members are reading agriculture -related books to elementary school students at Cloverdale. They're also coloring fliers that people can put on their car dashboards, thanking farmers for their hard work. " Agriculture Day is meant to ... FFA celebrates National Ag Day KMAland FFA students from Clinton High attend State Legislators Appreciation Day in ... Clintonchronicle all 3 news articles »"

  • Ohio EPA probing rash of farm manure spills
    Date: March 13, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Ohio EPA probing rash of farm manure spills More than a dozen farm manure spills have seeped into creeks, rivers and ditches during the past two weeks Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1CbNYbd State environmental regulators are investigating more than a dozen farm manure spills that have seeped into creeks, rivers and ditches during the past two weeks. Most of the spills reported to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have been linked to farmers who had put livestock waste on frozen and snow-covered fields."

  • Kids learn about ag at annual agriculture field day - The Capital Journal
    Date: March 11, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Kids learn about ag at annual agriculture field day The Capital Journal This is her first year organizing the event, but she has long been involved in agriculture as part of FFA and 4-H. She has been helping her mother at the agriculture field day since sixth grade. "It's really eye-opening when all the kids come, and you ... and more »"

  • Virginia Agricultural, Forestry Exports Reach New All-Time High
    Date: March 10, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Virginia's farm and forestry exports reached a record $3.35 billion in 2014, increasing by more than 14 percent from the previous year. Gov. Terry McAuliffe released the export numbers Monday to start the two-day annual Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade in Richmond."

  • Government sharpshooters kill 119 deer in Md. national park
    Date: March 09, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The National Park Services says government sharpshooters killed 119 white-tailed deer in the sixth year of a herd-reduction program at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont. Park Superintendent Mel Poole reported the information in an email late Friday to The Associated Press."

  • Virginia agriculture exports up 14 percent in 2014 - Richmond.com
    Date: March 09, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Virginia agriculture exports up 14 percent in 2014 Richmond.com Exports of agricultural products from Virgina reached a record value of $3.35 billion in 2014, driven by major gains in sales to China and Canada. Total exports of farm products from the state to international markets rose 14 percent from $2.9 billion ... and more »"

  • Secretary Redding to attend ag banquet
    Date: March 06, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "Pennsylvania's new Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding will attend the 29th Annual York County Agricultural Recognition Banquet at 5:30 p.m. March 26 at the York Expo Center Old Main Hall."

  • Traveling agriculture trailer opens world of plants, farming to Cleveland ... - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Date: March 06, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Traveling agriculture trailer opens world of plants, farming to Cleveland ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Mobile Ag Ed, or agriculture education lab, is a 40-foot trailer complete with 12 learning stations for students to do hands-on projects in groups of two. The curriculum the Farm Bureau uses meets state Department of Education requirements for ... and more »"

  • Maple Syrup is Flowing in Vermont
    Date: March 05, 2015
    Source: NASS - Census of Agriculture

    "Vermont 1,523 maple growers produced nearly a billion gallons of maple syrup in 2012. Learn all about this and other aspects of Vermont agriculture."

  • Anythyme Farm in Mendham promotes joys of local agriculture - Daily Record
    Date: March 05, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Daily Record Anythyme Farm in Mendham promotes joys of local agriculture Daily Record After working at Bartlett's Farm in Nantucket and Ralston Farm in Mendham, where she helped manage their community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, she got excited about starting her own farm and ultimately constructed a hoop house with her sister ..."

  • Report: Agriculture in NY is booming industry - USA TODAY
    Date: March 03, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "USA TODAY Report: Agriculture in NY is booming industry USA TODAY ALBANY, N.Y. -- Agriculture contributed $37 billion to New York's economy in 2012, up 22% from 2007, a report released Tuesday found. The state has put a renewed focus on its farms as New York has become the nation's leader in yogurt production and as ... Report: New York agriculture sprouting with success Press & Sun-Bulletin Holy cow! NY agriculture is booming The Journal News | LoHud.com Comptroller reports growth in NY agriculture industry WatertownDailyTimes.com all 55 news articles »"

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