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May 2, 2010 Name: Rebecca Shaw Age and school: 17, senior at Williamsburg High School Family: Mom, Karen; dad, Steve; sisters, Erin, 27, and Emily, 15; brother, Tyler, 13... more »»

Vehicle regs rev up paperwork

April 5, 2010 Ever-changing and confusing vehicle regulations will impact the way local farmers do the most basic of tasks and will force a mountain of unnecessary paperwork, local officials say. more »»

Farmers will plant more corn, soybeans

April 5, 2010 KANSAS CITY, Mo. more »»

Preparing for disaster

March 1, 2010 An animal disease outbreak could threaten the nation’s food supply and economy, but many emergency responders aren’t trained to handle an agricultural disaste. more »»

New rules enthuse farmers

March 1, 2010 WASHINGTON — New federal rules that define what makes milk and meat organic have natural food advocates optimistic that the government is committed to ensuring the label means somethin. more »»

If you eat, farm show offers education

February 1, 2010 From sleek show horses and polished livestock to chocolate cakes and cornbread, Blair and surrounding counties were well represented at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisbur. more »»

Losses still sting

February 1, 2010 STATE COLLEGE — Fewer beekeepers are reporting evidence of a mysterious ailment that had been decimating the U.S. honeybee population. more »»

Cambria County Grangers win awards at state, national levels

January 4, 2010 Three Cambria County Grange members have received state and national honors. more »»

Best four feet forward

January 4, 2010 HARRISBURG — Some state legislators will be hoofing it around the show ring at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show. The Legislative Dairy Showmanship Contest is new to the farm show this year. more »»

Hands-on learning

December 7, 2009 Tiffany Hoy wants children as young as preschoolers to understand how agriculture impacts their daily lives. more »»

Hauntingly good year

October 5, 2009 There’s nothing scary about Pennsylvania’s pumpkin crop this year. “It looks very good this year,” said Kelly Baronner, co-owner of Baronners Farm Market in Hollidaysburg. more »»

FSA announces farmer elections

October 5, 2009 HUNTINGDON — Elections are an opportunity for farmers to select a representative on the Hunt­ingdon/Blair County Farm Service Agency Committee. more »»

Pa. youth to join national 4-H?event

October 5, 2009 UNIVERSITY PARK — On Wednesday, youth across Pennsylvania will join hundreds of thousands of young people around the nation to simultaneously create biofuel as part of “Biofuel Blast,” the 2009... more »»

Ag Career Day presents options

October 5, 2009 UNIVERSITY PARK — Students are invited to the Ag Career Day sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

More farms compost carcasses to save money

September 7, 2009 Six to eight cows die each year at Mill Hill Farms in Williams­burg, but you’d never know the carcasses are decomposing on the property in compost piles. more »»

Regional ag office cuts staff

September 7, 2009 Those needing diagnostic testing and other services from the state Depart-ment of Agriculture’s regional office may face delays due to staff cut. more »»

Too little, too late?

August 3, 2009 The economic crisis that hit dairy farmers earlier this year is growing — but some relief is on the way. more »»

Eco-friendly farming

July 6, 2009 When Dennis Brumbaugh switched to no-till planting equipment at Curryview Farm in Martinsburg, he was thinking not only of the environment but of his family, too. more »»

From farm to fork

June 1, 2009 A greenhouse is as good as a grocery store for executive sous chef Mike Passanita. Passanita, who works for Parkhurst Dining Services at St. more »»

Stocking the stream

May 4, 2009 As a lifelong fisherman, Jeff Verbonitz of Altoona appreciates the lessons his daughter is learning from raising brook trout in biology class. more »»

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