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Agriculture

Research eyes fungus threat in berries

Leah Fronk, commercial horticulture educator with the Penn State Extension, is working to find solutions to anthracnose infections in an effort to help commercial strawberry growers deal with this increasing threat. A grant from the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association funded this ...

Ag secretary shares thoughts on farm importance

REEDSVILLE — Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding was guest speaker at a breakfast hosted by state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff Thursday open to those in the agricultural industry. Redding, a Pennsylvania native who has a deep understanding of production agriculture from his ...

Iron Chlorosis in young blueberry plantings

As a horticulture educator, berry crops fall under my job description, and these include strawberries, blueberries, and brambles. Occasionally there may be an information request for a lesser-known small fruit type, but in general, these three are the most common in our area. These crops are ...

Double Strawberry milksicles

My name is Kera Bentz. I am a Dairy Ambassador on the Juniata Dairy Promotion Court. I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. My favorite dairy promotion is working in the ice cream trailer at Juniata County Fair. Remember to get your three servings of dairy every day. One of my ...

FSA farm loans available

From staff reports MIFFLINTOWN — The federal Farm Service Agency has funding reserved specifically for use by targeted underserved groups and beginning farmers designed to help farmers purchase and operate family farms, Robert E Zeigler Jr. of USDA’s FSA office that covers Mifflin, ...

Centre County Farm Bureau voices concerns over PennDOT plans

CENTRE HALL — Farmers in Centre County are voicing their concerns over some of the proposed routes included in PennDOT’s State College Area Connector plan to reroute or expand U.S. 322, according to the Centre County Farm Bureau. The Farm Bureau reported concerns the highway would ...