Agriculture

Rural Road Safety week has successful outcome

Hello and welcome to the April edition of the Farm Bureau Report! Thank you to everyone who helped make our recent Rural Road Safety event a great success! We had over 70 county high school students learn about the many dangers associated with driving on rural roads, especially this time ...

Practice biosecurity to avoid avian flu

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s agriculture secretary and state veterinarian today urged poultry owners to practice good biosecurity measures to keep their flocks safe, following the discovery of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two Tennessee chicken flocks. “Effective ...

Growers to vote on new apple program order

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania apple growers are set to vote on a new Apple Program Order. If approved by growers, the new ‘Pennsylvania Apple Program’ will replace the existing Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Program (PAMP), which is set to expire on May 26 after growers voted to discontinue ...

From the sale barn

Market report from Belleville sale BELLEVILLE — Here is the break down from the Belleville sale: ¯ Dairy cows good — $1,300 to $1,550 per head ¯ Dairy cows #2 — $850 to $1,200 per head ¯ Bred heifers #1 — $1,050 to $1,350 per head ¯ Bred heifers #2 — $775 to $975 per ...

FarmTASTIC reading

CAMP HILL — Hundreds of Pennsylvania farmers are going back to school this week to read a book to thousands of students to celebrate Ag Literacy Week, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a charitable group supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. ...

Upper Kish Watershed meeting slated

In 2005, the Mifflin County Conservation District wrote an extensive Watershed Implementation Plan to guide surface water cleanup efforts in the Upper Kishacoquillas Creek Watershed. The Upper “Kish” Creek Watershed forms the headwater region of the greater Kishacoquillas Creek Watershed ...

Farmers try to steer Trump away from deal

GARNER, Iowa — Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters ...

Mapping and erosion prevention event set

MIDDLEBURG — The Snyder County Conservation District is holding two workshops at the Snyder County Emergency Services Building on Monday, April 17 and Monday April 24. Both sessions start at 6 p.m. The two-part workshop will teach farmers and livestock/equine owners/borders how to make maps ...

Mifflin County Dairy Club holds monthly meeting

LEWISTOWN — On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Mifflin County dairy club held its annual meeting of the month. During the meeting, we did the Hoard’s Dairymen judging contest. We also played bingo. The Mifflin County Dairy bowl team also did a great job representing Mifflin County at the ...

Company to purchase, re-open Mifflin County dairy facility

BELLEVILLE — Atlanta based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. has an agreement in principle with Kerfam Inc. to purchase the former Dean Foods Fairmont Products facility in Belleville. This Dean Foods facility was a dairy processor that served the mid-Atlantic region and had annual revenues ...