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June declared ‘Dairy Month’

June 2, 2014 Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry — with $6.8 billion in cash receipts annually from production agricultur. more »»

FFA Spotlight

June 2, 2014 Age and school: 16, Bellefonte High School Family: Parents, Steph and Kevin Smith; sisters, Audrey and Olivia; and brother, Ryan FFA Chapter: Bellefonte Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of time... more »»

Agriculture Briefs

June 2, 2014 Farm Bureau picnic slated The annual summer picnic of the Blair County Farm Bureau will be held July 11 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. more »»

Home, home on the range

May 5, 2014 SCHELLSBURG — What started as a hobby has turned into a lucrative business and a tourist attraction in Bedford County. more »»

FFA Spotlight

May 5, 2014 Age and school: 16, Chestnut Ridge High School Family: Rhett and Kim Funston (parents), Derek Weyant (half brother), Robert Feathers (half brother), Ashley Funston (sister), and Kailee Weyant... more »»

Headed back to the fields

April 7, 2014 Even one accident involving a piece of farm equipment is one too many. more »»

Farm bureau members meet with Cambria County commissioners

April 7, 2014 EBENSBURG — Members of the Cambria County Farm Bureau recently met with their county commissioners as part of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Local Government Week. more »»

Mobile lab takes farming to kids

February 3, 2014 TYRONE — You don’t need cows, chickens, tomatoes or corn to have a farm. more »»

Honor on the farm

December 2, 2013 PATTON — Tommy Nagle became interested in the idea of farming at a young age. “My grandfather [Joseph Davis] had a farm in St. Augustine. I started going to the farm at the age of four. more »»

Farmland Preservation Program marks 50th

November 4, 2013 Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Pennsylvania, and a program marking its silver anniversary helps to keep it that way. more »»

Agriculture ambassadors

October 7, 2013 Members of the Randy Bigelow family didn’t expect to win the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Agricultural Community Excellence Award. “It was a complete surprise,” Randy Bigelow sai. more »»

Feed mill joins farm tour

September 2, 2013 By Walt Frank Visitors to the fifth annual Farm Discovery Tour of Morrisons Cove will have a unique opportunity — they’ll get to tour a 121-year-old feed mil. more »»

Something for everyone

August 5, 2013 ROCK SPRINGS — Visitors to Penn State’s Ag Progress Days next week will find a record number of exhibitors. “Last year we had 485, and we could go to over 490. more »»

Fall of bees might raise prices

July 1, 2013 As the honeybee population continues to decline, consumers may end up paying more for their fruits and vegetables. “This is a very big problem for agriculture. more »»

Ex-pilot raises grass-fed beef

June 3, 2013 WARRIORS MARK — Farming is in George Lake’s blood. After retiring as a pilot from Continental Airlines in 2006, Lake, who also was a pilot in the U.S. more »»

Granges not only for farms

April 1, 2013 Grange membership may be on the decline, but the organization founded by Oliver Hudson Kelley in 1867 to give farmers a voice continues to play a key role in rural America today. more »»

Cove vet harnesses sun to power office

March 4, 2013 CURRYVILLE — As a farmer, Charlie Bloomquist always cared about the environment. Today, as a small animal veterinarian, he continues to do what he can to preserve natural resource. more »»

Bicentennial farming

February 4, 2013 MANNS CHOICE — A Bedford County farm was honored as a Bicentennial Farm for being operated for 200 years during the recent 97th Pennsyl­vania Farm Show in Harrisburg. more »»

Taking a rare opportunity

January 7, 2013 The owners of a local farm are using dual purpose sheep for a dual purpose. more »»

97th Pennsylvania Farm Show under way

January 7, 2013 HARRISBURG — The 97th edition of the Pennsylvania Farm Show is under way in Harrisburg. more »»

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