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Agriculture

US ranchers unhappy with prices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing. He and his neighbors blamed it on consolidation in the beef ...

Soil Health Toolbox Field Day planned for November

MIDDLEBURG—The Snyder County Conservation District (SCCD) will be holding a Soil Health Toolbox Field Day on BDS Farms at 282 Troup Road, Beaver Springs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. SCCD will provide a free lunch to attendees. Farmers will learn about: ¯ How their ...

Two new landscape, workforce development courses offered online

UNIVERSITY PARK, —Penn State Extension has launched two new online courses, “Plant Identification and Usage: Coniferous Trees” and “Weed Management for Ornamental Landscapes” for landscapers, horticulture professionals, and avid gardeners. In the course “Plant Identification and ...

Maryland tween’s cake raises thousands for ag education

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Baking a triple coconut cake might seem like an odd choice for 12-year-old Eva O’Hara of Walkersville. She doesn’t even like coconut. But O’Hara, a seventh grader at Walkersville Middle School, wanted a rich flavor to wow the judges at The Great Frederick ...

Montana man grows 400 apple varieties

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — This apple is not your everyday supermarket fruit. Its skin is a yellow wash with splashes of carmine down the sides and a streak of russet near the stem, and it hangs boldly juxtaposed against its leafy backdrop. This diminutive fruit is perfectly shaped and easily ...

Penn State Extension to offer a new butcher program

LEWISTOWN — In response to the growing need for a skilled workforce across the U.S., Penn State Extension developed a new program to provide aspiring butchers with a science-based, hands-on learning opportunity. Jonathan Campbell, an associate professor who serves as lead instructor for the ...