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Agriculture

Mifflin farmer tabbed for annual honor at 2022 Juniata County Fair

PORT ROYAL — Steve Long of Mifflin was honored as the 2022 Farmer of the Year at the Juniata County Fair. Long, at the age of 20, took over the family dairy farm due to the death of his father, Darwin Long. One of many nominees for the award, Long was nominated by his daughter, Shelbylyn ...

Blueberry Hand Pies

Hi my name is Kera Bentz, I am a dairy Ambassador on the Juniata Dairy Promotion Court. I am 16 years old and a Senior in high school. My favorite dairy promotion is working in the ice cream trailer at Juniata County Fair. Did you know cows eat about 100 pounds of food every day and drink 50 ...

34th annual blue ribbon apple pie contest

PORT ROYAL — Did you see all those apple pies at the Juniata County Fair? The area’s hometown bakers created those special pies for competition in the annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. This year’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest winner was Rickee Miller from Shermansdale. ...

Penn State to host nationally recognized ‘Pork 101’ workshop

UNIVERSITY PARK — In collaboration with the American Meat Science Association, Penn State Extension will host a three-day, hands-on workshop focused on pork production and quality. “Pork 101” will take place Nov. 1-3 at Penn State’s University Park campus. The workshop will occur ...

PSU to offer online courses on managing farm finances

UNIVERSITY PARK — “Farm Sense,” an online course aimed at helping agricultural businesses learn to manage finances, will be offered by Penn State Extension from Oct. 3 through Nov. 11. Organizers note that agricultural businesses are different from other types of businesses, and ...

Growing more crops

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There is only so much farmland in the United States, so when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last spring prompted worries that people would go hungry as wheat remained stuck in blockaded ports, there was little U.S. farmers could do to meet the new demand. But that ...