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June 19, 2012

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Preservation Board Protects 2,389 Acres
of Prime PA Farmland

The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board today preserved 2,389 additional acres on 28 farms across Pennsylvania from development through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program. Read More

Cornell Reports Armyworms Found in NY Crop Fields
Regional field crop specialist Kevin Ganoe of Cornell Cooperative Extension's Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team reports that armyworms have been found in the area and field crop growers should be scouting their fields. Read More

Ag Safety & Health Conference,
Burlington, VT, June 24-28

The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health will be "Bridging the Past and Future 50 Years" at its annual conference, June 24-28, in South Burlington. Read More

Grants Available for PA Farms to
Conduct Energy Audits

Funding is now available for farms to evaluate their energy use through an energy audit. Grants are available through the Pennsylvania Farm Energy Audits Program to offset the cost of the energy audit. Read More

Upcoming Safety Workshop for
Non-Meat Food Processors at UVM, July 12 University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Food Venture Center will sponsor an Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop, July 12, for food processors of non-meat products. Read More

Cattle Handling Demos Offered
Daily at 2012 Empire Farm Days Each day at 11:30 a.m. during the August 7-9 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, N.Y., Cornell University Beef Extension Specialist Dr. Michael J. Baker will be demonstrating the proper equipment and methods for handling cattle. Read More

NYFB Announces New Manager of Public Affairs
New York Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Steve Ammerman has joined its Public Policy Division as Manager of Public Affairs. Steve Ammerman, formerly with News 10 in Albany, has extensive communications and journalism experience through serving in various capacities Read More


Koster Bale Probe Introduced
Koster Moisture Tester introduces its new product, the Koster Bale Probe, which comes in two sizes: 24 and 36 inches. Find Out More

Tracking Animal Treatment on Your Mobile Device
Hi-Plains Systems, Inc. announces its development and release of new desktop software and a new app for iPhone and iPad: IPRO.MED. Find Out More

Rolling High Tunnels from Growers Supply
Avoid soil nutrient depletion and prevent buildup of soil-borne diseases with New Rolling Premium Round Style High Tunnels from Growers Supply. Smooth rolling action with pipe track rollers allows you to move your high tunnel from one section of your field to another. Find Out More

Bradco Ground Shark Extreme-Duty Brush Cutter
The Bradco Ground Shark Extreme-Duty Brush Cutter by Paladin attaches to high-flow skid steers for increased production, maximum reliability and ease of maintenance when clearing tough ground vegetation, brush and sapling trees up to 7 inches in diameter. Find Out More

ESCO Introduces Compac Wheel Dolly
ESCO announces its new Compac Wheel Dolly for Agricultural and Earth Moving Machinery. This Wheel Dolly is used for easy and safe mounting, demounting, and handling of large wheels on agricultural and earth moving machinery. Find Out More

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