Agriculture

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 ...

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 ...