Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Hops Provide Outlet for New Farmer to Pursue Her Dream http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hops-Provide-Outlet-for-New-Farmer-to-Pursue-Her-Dream GALWAY, N.Y. — Three years ago, Camille Parisi had an “ah-ha” moment at the Schaghticoke Fair where she saw a 4-H exhibi ... North Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Fair Serves as Farming Ambassador in Saratoga County http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fair-Serves-as-Farming-Ambassador-in-Saratoga-County BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Move over Jersey Boys. To sisters Sandy and Becky Ferry, the hit Broadway musical and Clint Eastwood-produced movie ca ... North Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Allegany Fair Judge Searches for 'Ideal' Goat http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Allegany-Fair-Judge-Searches-for--Ideal--Goat CUMBERLAND, Md. — “There is no ideal goat,” said Jeff Semler, Allegany County Fair judge. “We don’t ... South Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT From Florida Oranges to Va. Blueberries http://www.lancasterfarming.com/From-Florida-Oranges-to-Va--Blueberries MATNEY FLATS, Va. — What started for Bill Blackwell as a getaway from his job as manager of an orange grove in Florida has grown into a rewa ... South Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Fruit Tour Showcases Central Va. Orchards http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fruit-Tour-Showcases-Central-Va--Orchards CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — More than 100 people from the tree fruit and wine industries of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia participated in t ... South Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Fairvue Farms Helps Keep Dairy Farming Alive and Well in Conn. http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fairvue-Farms-Helps-Keep-Dairy-Farming-Alive-and-Well-in-Conn- WOODSTOCK, Conn. — Even as a teenager, Paul Miller knew that he wanted to be a farmer, persuading his mother to purchase what would eventual ... North Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Project Pushes Bulk Meat Sales http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Project-Pushes-Bulk-Meat-Sales ITHACA, N.Y. — While there is continued growth, success and support around local food systems, when it comes to purchasing local meat &m ... North Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Mycotoxin Expert Discusses Detection and Management http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Mycotoxin-Expert-Discusses-Detection-and-Management STORRS, Conn. — For more than 20 years, Americans have lived in fear of Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys atra, “toxic black ... North Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Four in a Row for Mindy http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Four-in-a-Row-for-Mindy HARRINGTON, Del. — The Livestock Extravaganza at the Delaware State Fair showcases the efforts of young future farmers. Young people show s ... South Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Va. Legislator Introduces Bill to Legalize Hemp Cultivation http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Va--Legislator-Introduces-Bill-to-Legalize-Hemp-Cultivation In Colonial Virginia, hemp was such an important fiber crop that farmers were required to grow it. But since hemp and marijuana come from the same spe ... South Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Va. Cattlemen Learn About Freeze Branding http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Va--Cattlemen-Learn-About-Freeze-Branding BLACKSBURG, Va. — According to a survey at the end of the July 15 New River Valley Field Day at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Farm, mos ... South Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Process Turns Barley Into High-Protein Fish Food http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Process-Turns-Barley-Into-High-Protein-Fish-Food A process that improves the nutritional value of barley for use in fish feed has been developed by scientists at the USDA and Montana Microbial Produc ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Market Reports for July 26, 2014 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Market-Reports-for-July-26--2014 PA Weekly Livestock Trends Lewisburg, Pa. July 18, 2014 Report Supplied by Ag Market News Combined Livestock Receipts from New Holland, Vintage, Dewa ... news Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT National Women Farmer Day to Be Celebrated Aug. 8 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/National-Women-Farmer-Day-to-Be-Celebrated-Aug--8 AgConnect, Natural Lands Trust, Schuylkill Highlands Partnership and Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network will celebrate women farmers in s ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Corbett to Attend Women in Ag Gathering http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Corbett-to-Attend-Women-in-Ag-Gathering Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Republican Reps. Tom Marino, Bill Shuster and Glenn “GT” Thompson will appear as special guests at the W ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Summer Summit to Show Multiple Ways to Improve Dairy Production http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Summer-Summit-to-Show-Multiple-Ways-to-Improve-Dairy-Production HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania will present its second Summer Summit on Thursday, Aug. 7, at Yippee Farms in ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Stroud Center Plans Berks County Workshop http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Stroud-Center-Plans-Berks-County-Workshop The Stroud Water Research Center and the Berks County Conservation District will present a workshop to discuss best management practices and riparian ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Float Trip Was Fish Filled http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Float-Trip-Was-Fish-Filled The float trips have been short but great this year; with loads of fish and plenty of fun. There is not a lot of rod building in the summer months; we ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Ecology Day Planned for Penns Creek http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Ecology-Day-Planned-for-Penns-Creek Penns Creek Ecology Day, sponsored by the Lower Penns Creek Watershed Association, will be held 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug 9, at the New B ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Fish Are Jumping Off Jersey Shore http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fish-Are-Jumping-Off-Jersey-Shore This is a good time of the year for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association to be fishing at the Jersey shore. There are fish both ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Poultry Conference Set for Sept. 24-25 in State College http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Poultry-Conference-Set-for-Sept--24-25-in-State-College The Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference, and the 86th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Sep ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Pasteurizer Operators Workshop Set for Oct. 21-23 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Pasteurizer-Operators-Workshop-Set-for-Oct--21-23 Penn State will present a workshop for pasteurizer operators Oct. 21-23 at the Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, Pa.Participants in the ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Pennsylvania NRCS Receives Funds to Rehab Dams http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Pennsylvania-NRCS-Receives-Funds-to-Rehab-Dams HARRISBURG, Pa. — Communities across Pennsylvania will benefit from a $11.4 million USDA investment in technical and financial assistance to reh ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT USDA to Assist With Organic Certification Costs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/USDA-to-Assist-With-Organic-Certification-Costs WASHINGTON — The USDA has announced that approximately $13 million in Farm Bill funding is now available for organic certification cost-share as ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT 0726 NowTime http://www.lancasterfarming.com/0726-NowTime To Explore Marketing Opportunities for Grain Extension farm management educator John Berry suggests we may want to be prepared for a market bounce in ... Ag Info Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT