Agriculture

June flower of the month: Rose

Shakespeare said you could give this flower any name and it would still smell sweet. Writer Emma Goldman said she’d rather have these on her table than diamonds on her neck. Nat King Cole sang about one that rambled and had a number one hit. And if that’s not enough, it is our national ...

2019 Farmers Care Day a success

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Farm Bureau Report! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Farmers Care Food Drive! It was a great success with over $2,500 worth of goods donated to the Juniata County Food Pantry. Thank you for giving so ...

Extension offers spotted lanternfly permit training

LEWISTOWN — Penn State Extension, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will host a live-streamed spotted lanternfly permit training workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Mifflin County Penn State Extension Office, 152 E. Market St., Lewistown, PA ...

4-Hers participate in state Capital Days

HARRISBURG — Three Mifflin County students, two Juniata County students and one Juniata County 4-H counselor, each active in their local 4-H programs, recently attended the 2019 PA 4-H Capital Days in Harrisburg, held March 30 to April 1. “Capital days is a great opportunity for anyone ...

4-H members learn about local government in Mifflin County

On Thursday March 21, 17 Mifflin County 4-H members spent the day at the Mifflin County Courthouse visiting with many of our local government officials. These 17 4-H members dedicated their day to learning about what who our county officials are and what they do in their job, how they impact ...

Love your chickens…but don’t kiss them

At your local Tractor Supply, Rural King and farm supply stores, “Chick Days” are in full swing with Easter right around the corner. This means the inevitable sounds of chicks peeping, ducklings quacking and children and adults alike squealing from the uncontrollable cuteness. However, this ...

Mifflin County farm to receive investment funding for onsite lab

HARRISBURG—The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program will provide $28,109 for the Hameau Farm, Union Township, to help with the construction of an onsite testing lab and creamery facility, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and State Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) ...

Farmers participate in Ag Literacy Week

CAMP HILL — Hundreds of Pennsylvania farmers went back to school this week to read a book to young students to celebrate Ag Literacy Week, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a charitable group supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. More than 200 Farm ...

Paper Clover Program to provide opportunities for 4-H

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is gearing up for its Spring Paper Clover event, a semi-annual fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth. Donations from the program provide opportunities for youth ...

In the nation

Illinois farms get bigger, fewer as farmers age EDWARDS, Ill. (AP) — The number of farms in Illinois is going down, but the remaining operations are growing bigger as aging farmers struggle to find successors, according to agricultural officials. The Illinois Farm Bureau says the state ...