Agriculture

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 ...

Deer control options for farmers, landowners

Penn State Extension Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) DMAP provides an additional means for landowners to manage deer to meet their land-use goals. It also provides additional opportunities to the hunters who participate in the program. Hunters are responsible for acquiring the ...

Annual wool pool set for June 13

The Centre County Sheep and Wool Growers have committed the 2017 wool clip to Groenewold Fur and Wool Company, Forreston, Illinois. The per pound bid prices from the various grades of wool are as follows: ¯ Fine — $1.50 ¯ 1/2 — $0.90 ¯ 3/8 — $0.65 ¯ Low 1/4, coarse wool — ...

Farmer wins donation for Beaver fair

BEAVER SPRINGS — Snyder County farmer, Jason Godekhas won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Beaver Community Fair. Beaver Community Fair will use the funds toward the construction of a new ...

Swine Club holds meeting

On 2017 the Lost Creek Swine Club held there third meeting at Benner’s Butcher Shop. Dan Benner gave us a tour of the building. We learned the process of butchering a hog and the different cuts of meat. After the tour, we held a meeting. We had one presentation on the different breeds of ...

Market report from Belleville sales on May 24

BELLEVILLE — Here is the break down from the Belleville sale: ¯ Dairy cows good — $1,300 to $1,500 per head ¯ Dairy cows #2 — $900 to $1,250 per head ¯ Bred heifers #1 — $1,100 to $1,400 per head ¯ Bred heifers #2 — no test ¯ Open heifers #1 — $750 to $900 per ...

Women in AG: I love being a ‘farm’ mom

The lists, blogs, and photos about how great it is to be or have been a kid raised on a farm are always a ton of fun to read. I openly admit that while my childhood was a lot of fun, filled with responsibility out in the country, I wasn’t one of those lucky kids. I missed out on a lot of the ...

From the sale barn

Market report from Belleville sale May 10 BELLEVILLE — Here is the break down from the Belleville sale: ¯ Dairy cows good — $1,050 to $1,400 per head ¯ Dairy cows #2 — $825 to $1,000 per head ¯ Bred heifers #1 — $1,050 to $1,300 per head ¯ Bred heifers #2 — $775 to $1,000 ...