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Cattle farmers say business strong in Pennsylvania

May 4, 2015 Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry, and cattle and beef production — the largest single segment of American agriculture — plays a big rol. more »»

 
 
 
Agriculture briefs

May 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK Tractor safety program reaches milestone A program designed to reduce tractor-related farm injuries and deaths by helping farmers pay for the installation of rollover protective... more »»

FFA Spotlight

May 4, 2015 Shaylin Fornwalt Age/school: 17, Central High School Family: Jeanine Strittmatter (mother), siblings: Josh, Kayla, Cody, Kaley FFA Chapter: Central Cove FFA Years in FFA: four Amount of time... more »»

Planting season approaches

April 13, 2015 As spring-like weather takes hold, planting season is just around the corner and in some cases is underway. more »»

Agriculture briefs

April 13, 2015 Mowry receives honor READING -- Kenneth R. Mowry was recently inducted into the Pennsylvania Holstein Association Hall of Fame. more »»

FFA spotlight

April 13, 2015 Makayla Noel Feathers Age: 18 School: Chestnut Ridge High School Parents: Patrick Wayne Smith Sr. and Jennifer Jo Smith; sibling: Patrick Wayne Smith Jr. more »»

Mirror phone system working

March 5, 2015 Telephone service to the Mirror generally has been restored, although there remain some brief temporary periods where calls cannot get throug. more »»

Farm conference returning

March 2, 2015 Derrick and Dessie Carpenter are looking forward to their weekend getaway — which they will spend with fellow young farmers and ranchers. more »»

Organic farmers step up to save potato co-op

March 2, 2015 MERRILL, Ore. (AP) — This could have been the last year for the Malin Potato Co-op. more »»

FFA spotlight: Victoria Varner

March 2, 2015 Victoria Varner Age: 18 School: Graduate of Chestnut Ridge Senior High School Family: Parents: Father, Alan Varner; mother, Mary Woods; stepfather, Jerry Woods; brother, Michael Varner; and two... more »»

Agriculture briefs

March 2, 2015 CLARION Grazing conference set Examining whole grazing operation and discovering what areas could be taking profits rather than increasing them will be the focus of the 18th annual Northwest... more »»

Winter farm work picks up

February 1, 2015 After a mild start, Old Man Winter has made his presence felt, and that means more work for area farmers. more »»

Agriculture briefs

February 1, 2015 TYRONE Local FFA member gets jacket during convention David Conrad, a freshman at Tyrone Area High School, received his FFA Jacket at the Pennsylvania FFA Mid-Winter Convention in Harrisburg. more »»

FFA spotlight: Baylee DelBaggio

February 1, 2015 Baylee DelBaggio Age: 16 School: Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents, Tammy and Rocco DelBaggio; and sister, Lyndsay Marshall. more »»

Betting the farm on fun

January 5, 2015 HARRISBURG — The nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposition gets underway Saturday in Harrisburg. more »»

FFA spotlight: Sierra Rider

January 5, 2015 Age and school: 16, Bellefonte Area High School Family: Mother, Misty; father, Jim Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of time spent on FFA: Studying for Career Development Events and meetings. more »»

Agriculture briefs

January 5, 2015 cresson Mount Aloysius seeking ag art for winter show The Mount Aloysius Art Alliance is seeking art focusing on a rural theme for its winter show titled “Down on the Farm. more »»

Farm community honors Stern

November 3, 2014 By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror.com MARTINSBURG — Jerry Stern said he has never forgotten his roots. “There is a business called ‘Roots in the Cove’ — that is me. more »»

Shuster wins Friend of the Farm award

November 3, 2014 PATTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, has received the Friend of Farm Bureau award from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. more »»

Agriculture briefs

November 3, 2014 TYRONE TASD receives grant Tyrone Area School District has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. more »»

Growers say pumpkins are getting bigger and better

October 6, 2014 Area growers say the quality of pumpkins available for consumers appears to be better than last year. “This year’s crop is better than normal. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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