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NYFB Congratulates Longtime Staffer
The National FFA Organization awarded Fred Perrin, New York Farm Bureau’s director of member relations and field services, with its Honorary American FFA Degree. The organization said this award is given to those who advance agriculture education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. Read More

Letter to the Editor
We have some questions that every dairy producer and dairy family needs to answer. What would $3.20 per cwt mean to your operation this month? This would represent a pay price of $19.20 per cwt instead of the very recent pay price for many producers, which was around $16. What would $6.40 more per cwt mean to your operation today? Read More

NOFA-NY Offering Beginning Farmer Scholarships
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is offering farmer-education scholarships to cover registration costs to its annual winter conference, exclusive to farmers with 10 or fewer years of experience. The NOFA-NY Winter Conference will be held January 25-27, 2013, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More

UVM Extension Ag Business Course Scheduled
A six-session business planning course for beginning farmers and agricultural business owners will be offered this winter through the University of Vermont Extension New Farmer Project. The Building a Sustainable Business course will be held at four Vermont locations beginning December 5. Read More

Relief from Antiquated PA State Vehicle Code
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) says farmers across the state have gained substantial relief from long-standing problems associated with locally operated agricultural vehicles now that Governor Corbett has signed legislation to update the state vehicle code. Read More

New York FFA Gets American-Made Duck for Fundraiser
The New York FFA Foundation, located at the Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan, N.Y., has doubled down on their duck-related efforts. Oswegatchie has held a rubber duck race for the past 18 years. With the success of that program, a new opportunity has started. Read More

MA Network for Beginning Farmer Success
Massachusetts is experiencing a resurgence of interest in local food and farming, and as a result, more people are becoming farmers. For the first time in many years, the number of farmers in the state is steadily increasing. New farmers are working hard to gain the education, skills, training, and resources that they need to be successful. Read More


Vermeer S450TX Mini Skid Steer
Vermeer completes its family of mini skid steers with the addition of the S450TX. A 500-pound SAE-rated operating capacity with a 1,430-pound tipping capacity gives the S450TX a lot of muscle for its size. Vermeer has incorporated a four-pump hydraulic system, which provides performance and efficiency when powering attachments. Find Out More

Portable, Versatile Electric Fence Netting
Do you have a need to build an instant electric fence pasture or enclosure to protect your livestock, but need something that is quick and easy to set up and convenient to store when not in use? Power Wizard’s new PN120 Electric Fence Netting has a simple, lightweight design that allows for easy setup in practically any location. Find Out More

New ETG Grapple for John Deere Loaders
Worksaver, Inc. announced the expansion of its ETG grapple line with the addition of two models that integrate John Deere 300/400/500 mounting to the unit. Models ETG-5-JD and ETG-6-JD mount to John Deere loaders with the 300/400/500 series quick-attach systems. Find Out More

Front-Mounted Snowblower for Compact Tractors
Sheyenne Tooling & Mfg. has introduced its new 600CT snowblower for compact tractors. The impeller and auger rotate on the same shaft to improve performance and reduce maintenance concerns. Additionally, the standard quick-attach, front-mount design of the blower allows full articulation of the loader’s arms during operation. Find Out More

Liphatech Introduces Revolver Rodenticide
Liphatech, Inc. continues to provide biosecurity and disease prevention programs with the most advanced rodenticide: Revolver Soft Bait. Liphatech’s no-wax soft bait, known for its superior knockdown of mice and rats, is now available in a single-feed bromadiolone formulation, Revolver. Find Out More

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