Agriculture

Family honored with conservation award at Farm Show

HARRISBURG – The DiFebo family’s Harvest Home Farms, of Northampton County, has been selected as the first recipient of the 2018 Pennsylvania Leopold Conservation Award. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award ...

Blue ribbon winners

Photos submitted by JOYCE KROW Several Juniata County 4-H members participated in square dancing competitions on Jan. 7 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Many of the competitors received blue ribbons for their performances.

Mifflin County youth serves as Pennsylvania 4-H delegate

Mifflin County 4-H was excited and proud to send a member as a Pennsylvania 4-H delegate to the 2018 National 4-H Congress in November. Our very own 4-Her, Naomi Diehl, had the once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Ga., with other 4-H members from Pennsylvania to spend a long ...

Farmers are currently hurting from tariffs

NEWVILLE (AP) — In all of his 30 years of farming, Rick Mains has never seen a harvest season as bad as the one that just wrapped up. For starters, mother nature didn’t cooperate. The growing season was one of the wettest on record. Well into December, Mains still had crops out on the ...

Farmers risk loss of federal payments from shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the Agriculture Department last week announced a second round of direct payments to ...

Farmers’ winter meeting planned in Snyder County

MIDDLEBURG — The Snyder County Conservation District along with AgChoice Farm Credit, Hoover Tractor, Kantz and Steininger Committee, Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, Perdue AgriBusiness, RHP Law Group LLC, Seed Consultants Inc. and Sunbury Motor Company, will host an agricultural winter meeting ...

Juniata County Farm Bureau December report

Hello and welcome to the last Farm Bureau Report of 2018! It’s been a challenging year, so here’s to a better 2019! Congratulations to Doug Kline for being appointed to serve as a director on the Juniata County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors, representing Fayette, Monroe, Susquehanna ...

Goss named volunteer of the year

LEWISTOWN - On Oct. 18, 2018, at the Pennsylvania 4-H Educators and Staff Meeting in State College, a Mifflin County 4-H volunteer was named the 2018 PA 4-H Volunteer of the Year. Tina Goss has been a volunteer with the Mifflin County 4-H for the last four years, but has been involved with ...

Trees: From heat to garden

A familiar sight and smell have returned to the Juniata Valley. Depending on the weather next spring, it will be here until almost April. I’m writing about chimney smoke. Many Pennsylvanians rely on wood to heat their homes through the winter months. It is not uncommon to see homes with ...

Snyder County celebrates 4-H

KREAMER—Volunteers and members of the Snyder County 4-H program gathered Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, for the annual 4-H Celebration to recognize those who completed and had projects judged and participated in activities and events held during the 2017-2018 program year. A number of annual awards ...