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Lapierre Announces Grand Opening
Lapierre USA is proud to announce the opening of a new store and distribution facility in northeastern Vermont. The 16,000-square-foot facility is located just minutes from I-91 at 303 Willoughby Ave. in Orleans, Vt. A well-known location to local sugar makers, it is the former location of Desmarais Equipment. Read More

CDE Seeking Pacesetter Nominations
The Center for Dairy Excellence is seeking nominations for the 2013 Pacesetter Award, which annually honors individuals or organizations who are innovators and leaders in the industry working to build a positive image of Pennsylvania's dairy industry and a prosperous, marketable future for dairy. Read More

Opportunity to Discuss Winter Feed Management
Beef producers will have an opportunity October 30 to discuss how weather-related impacts on their feed crops will impact livestock management decisions this fall. The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of northern New York are offering a program at CCE Jefferson County in Watertown, with telecasts at other locations. Read More

NRCS Announces Cutoff Date for Conservation Programs
The USDA's NRCS has announced that applications for four federal conservation programs will be ranked for possible funding on December 21, 2012. Massachusetts farmers and forest landowners can apply for these programs anytime throughout the year, but NRCS will review and rank all complete applications for the current round of funding on that date. Read More

Sessions Help Farmers Profit From Financial Planning
Good financial planning is integral to the success of a farm operation. To help farmers understand their current finances and set up a farm budget for the coming year, University of Vermont Extension is offering farm financial consultations at two locations in November and December. Read More

Pennsylvania Preserves More Than 2,100 Acres of Farmland
Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board safeguarded 2,138 additional acres on 22 farms against development through the state's nationally renowned farmland preservation program. Read More

FFA Makes a Stop at Pioneer Central School
Pioneer FFA hosted the western New York stop for the National FFA Officer Tour on September 17, 2012. More than 120 members from eight local chapters attended the event. Highlights included leadership workshops, activities to meet FFA members from other schools, and a keynote address. Read More


NT460 Now with AutoLog Option
Digi-Star's new AutoLog Automatic Start/Stop Function (patent pending) is now available on the NT460 for solid manure spreaders. AutoLog eliminates the need to remember to push the start/stop button when unloading the spreader. It's done automatically when the PTO is engaged. Find Out More

Vermeer Announces Next Generation of Rancher Balers
The Vermeer Rancher Balers offer customers a right-sized, right-priced baler, with the ability to produce large-diameter bales that can be easily moved and fed. And now, the next generation of Rancher Balers from Vermeer is here, with the introduction of the Rancher 6640 and Rancher 6650 Balers. Find Out More

Fecon Introduces the FTX400
Fecon, Inc. is proud to introduce the FTX400 as the latest addition to its lineup of high-performance mulching tractors. This tractor brings the best combination of cutting performance, track power and serviceability in the 400 hp class of mulching machines. Find Out More

Universal Skid Steer Adapter for Pin-On Loaders
A Universal Skid Steer Adapter for standard pin-on loaders is now available from Worksaver, Inc. to increase pin-on loader productivity by converting to the skid steer attachment. The unit is 54 inches wide and 21.5 inches high and can be paired with standard pin-on brackets or interfacing brackets. Find Out More

Monitoring Seed Corn in Drying Silos
Producing quality seed corn takes much more effort than simply planting and harvesting. Agricultural producers understand how the time and temperature during the drying cycle of their seed corn affects both product quality and energy consumption. Find Out More

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