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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 »»

Poinsettia crop grown without pesticides

January 7, 2013 TYRONE — Tyrone Area High School students enrolled in the Horticulture and Landscaping class successfully grew 125 poinsettias in the school’s greenhouse without the use of pesticides or growth... more »»

Crops and pesticide seminar scheduled

January 7, 2013 Penn State Extension will host a “Crops and Pesticides: One Day Seminar” from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Ramada Altoona Conference Center. more »»

Pennsylvania preserves 2,000 acres of farmland

January 7, 2013 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board has safeguarded 2,064 additional acres on 22 farms in 17 counties, including Blair and Centre, through the state’s farmland... more »»

Applications accepted for preservation program

January 7, 2013 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County Agricultural Land Preservation Program board of directors is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for its Farmland Preservation Program. more »»

FFA Spotlight: Kaleb Booher

January 7, 2013 Kaleb Booher Age and school: 17, Williamsburg High School Family: Parents, Brian and Amy Heeter; siblings Brianna, Dakota, Branson, Wyatt and Rylan FFA Chapter: Williamsburg Years involved with FFA... more »»

No long winter’s rest

December 3, 2012 Winter is just around the corner, but it won’t be a time of rest for farmers. That’s especially the case for dairy farmers. more »»

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 »»

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