Agriculture

Born on ag day

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER The Mifflin County Farm Bureau honored the first baby born on National Ag Day, March 20, with a gift basket full of goodies. Dalton Wagner, son of Marty and Jamie Wagner of Lewistown, was born at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Frank and ...

‘Dairy crisis’ to continue in 2018

Hello and welcome to the March issue of the Farm Bureau report. Spring is on its way! Our annual Rural Road Safety Assembly will be held on April 19that the Joel and Sara Mills Farm near Thompsontown. High school students from Juniata, East Juniata and Juniata Mennonite will learn about the ...

Pa. farmers participate in Ag Literacy Week

CAMP HILL — Hundreds of Pennsylvania farmers went back to school this week to read a book to young students to celebrate Ag Literacy Week, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation (PFAF), a charitable group supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB). Farm ...

Specialist: Quality of beef if high, but can still be better

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following 25 years of measurement, management and continued improvement, the quality of beef is high, but there is still an opportunity to make it better, according to a beef cattle specialist with Penn State Extension. The most recently completed National Beef Quality ...

Grange Fair to receive $1.5M grant for equine facility upgrades

HARRISBURG — The Equine Center at Grange Park is set to receive $1.5 million from a state economic growth initiative to renovate and upgrade the equine facility, according to state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte. “This expansion project is vital in increasing the role that the Grange Fair ...

MCFB holds its February meeting

Mifflin County Farm Bureau held its monthly meeting Feb. 28. Tim Goss gave an update on the membership drive. Five new members were approved. Mifflin County Rural Road Safety event has been set for 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. April 14 at Steven Byler’s Penn Canal Farms 340 Apple House Road in ...

Recognizing volunteers

BURNHAM — Mifflin County 4-H Leaders were recognized during the annual banquet on Jan. 26 at the Burnham Lions Club. Supported by Penn State Extension, 4-H relies on parent and adult volunteer participation to help youth reach their full potential. Volunteer leaders assist 4-H ...

Emergency funding granted to battle SLF

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania. “We’ve seen a dramatic expansion in the range of this pest over the last year and we need to take decisive ...

How caramel apples are stored could pose risk

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s the time of the year when grocery store shelves are overflowing with Halloween goodies, but there is one treat that consumers should be wary of, according to a food scientist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Under no circumstances should ...