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Agriculture

Ag., conservation leader elected to advise E.P.A

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau MIFFLINTOWN—A Juniata County dairy farmer and leader in Pennsylvania agriculture will bring his expertise and perspective to a committee advising the nation’s top environmental policymakers. David Graybill was among 33 members appointed to the U.S. Environmental ...

Penn State set to train new gardeners

from Penn State Extension Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers who receive special training from Penn State Extension in horticulture and all aspects of gardening. They support Penn State Extension by helping educate the public in many ways as it relates to gardening and the environment. ...

Applications for Conservation Excellence Grants

HARRISBURG—Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today invited Lancaster and York County farmers to apply for up to $250,000 in Conservation Excellence Grants. The $2.5 million program, created by 2019 PA Farm Bill, funds on-farm measures that reduce erosion and run-off, improving soil and ...

Results released by committee

LEWISTOWN—Penn State’s Water for Agriculture project and the Mifflin County Local Leadership Committee (MCLLC) has released the summary results of a recently conducted survey. The survey was developed to better understand the perspectives of residential and agricultural landowners in ...

Farm Bureau Picnic

The Mifflin County Farm Bureau Picnic will take place at David and Jami Glick’s Farm, 932 Jacks Creek Road, Lewistown, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Hamburgers and hot dogs, beverages, games, door prizes will be provided. Please bring a covered dish, place setting and lawn chair. Event will go on ...

Wheat: Man kind’s long-life companion

Have you ever wondered where wheat comes from, and for how long it has been part of the human diet? Just in case you have not, I will dedicate today’s column to wheat, a cereal in the same family of other edible grasses like corn, rice, and rye; and of great cultural, religious, and dietary ...

Mifflin County Dairy Promotion coronates princess

On Sunday, May 24, Mifflin County Dairy Promotion held their 2020 Coronation. Outgoing 2019 Mifflin County Dairy Princess is Naomi Diehl and incoming princesses are Lauren Smoker and Katelyn Stringer. Lauren is holding the 2020 Mifflin County Dairy Princess title and Katelyn will be the 2020 ...

Wildfire plan approve 435 miles of Idaho fuel breaks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have approved a plan to prevent giant rangeland wildfires in southwestern Idaho by clearing vegetation along 435 miles (700 kilometers) of roads to create fuel breaks. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved the work for the Idaho portion of the Tri-state ...

USDA seeks input from producers on crops and stocks

HARRISBURG—During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the June Agricultural Survey. The agency will contact producers across the region to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1, 2020. “The ...

Virus expected to reduce selection and raise prices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. slaughterhouses. But as the meat plants struggle to remain open, consumers could face less selection and slightly higher prices. Industry leaders ...