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Safety takes top priority

November 5, 2012 Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in North America. Recently in Somerset County, a child accidentally engaged the starter of a tracto. more »»

Proud farming history

October 1, 2012 SUMMERHILL — Dave Myers hopes people never tire of eating pizza. more »»

State: Swine flu cases found in Huntingdon County

August 17, 2012 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today reported four confirmed and six probable human cases of influenza due to a new strain of the flu known as H3N2v. more »»

Ag Progress days loom

August 6, 2012 Nearly 450 exhibitors, including some from California, to be present By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror. more »»

Wilting in the drought

July 16, 2012 The recent combination of extreme heat and lack of rainfall is creating havoc for area farmers. more »»

Summer Fun: Fairs have loyal followers

July 2, 2012 The sweet smell of cinnamon buns soon will fill the air over Bedford. more »»

Farm service agency needs accurate crop reports for benefits

July 2, 2012 The Huntingdon/Blair Farm Service Agency is reminding agricultural producers that the timely and accurate reporting of acres for all crops and land uses can prevent loss of benefits for a variety of... more »»

Forest landowner event scheduled at Blair County Convention Center

July 2, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — The first statewide Private Forest Landowners’ Conference, hosted by the Center for Private Forests in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, will be held May 3-4, 2013, at... more »»

Historical marker commemorates first Pennsylvania extension agent

July 2, 2012 A state historical marker commemorating the first extension agent in Pennsylvania — and one of the first in the United States — was dedicated on June 7 in Schellsburg, Bedford County. more »»

Penn State Extension launches new online beekeeping course

July 2, 2012 Beekeeping 101 is a new online beekeeping course offered by Penn State Extension. more »»

Website offers guidance to help gardeners keep their harvest fresh

July 2, 2012 Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has a website to provide guidance on preserving fresh foods. The site, more »»

Locals participate in Grange Day

June 4, 2012 Bill and Carol Hemminger from Buckhorn Grange, Wilmore; John and Mary Strittmatter, Banner Grange, Ebensburg; and Olive Brawley, Pleasant Hill Grange, Chest Springs, attended Grange Day at the... more »»

Area 4-H’ers join in leadership day

June 4, 2012 4-H members from Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon and Mifflin counties attended the inaugural A.B. Ross Leadership Program at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Pennsylvania Furnace. more »»

FFA Spotlight: Kurt A. Detwiler

June 4, 2012 Age and school: 18, Williamsburg High School Family: Parents, Tammy and Tony Detwiler; brothers, Kyle and Kody Years involved with FFA: Four years in FFA and nine years in 4-H Amount of time spent o... more »»

Bedford couple cleaning up awards with their wines

April 2, 2012 BEDFORD — A vacation trip to the Finger Lakes in upstate New York led a Bedford County couple into the wine business. “We fell in love with the vineyards. more »»

FAA Spotlight: Lucas Doyle

April 2, 2012 FAA Spotlight: Lucas Doyle Age and school: 17, Bellwood-Antis High School Family: Parents, Barb and Chris Doyle; brother, Zack Doyle Years involved with FFA: 4 Amount of time spent on FFA: 14 hours ... more »»

Farmers and ranchers invited to join register

April 2, 2012 HUNTINGDON — The U.. more »»

Common acreage reporting dates set

April 2, 2012 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency and the Risk Management Agency have established common acreage reporting dates for producers participating in FSA and RMA programs. more »»

Farmers stay busy repairing equipment, planting in winter

February 6, 2012 Dairy farmers with cows to milk are busy every day of the year. more »»

Option may preserve more county farmland

February 6, 2012 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to add more acreage to its farmland preservation program through a new option allowing property owners to donate their land or accept a lesser payment for a... more »»

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