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November 20, 2012

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Farm Credit East Cares Accepting Donations
Farm Credit East announced that their Farm Credit East Cares program will begin accepting donations to assist farm-related efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Farm Credit East and CoBank have agreed to contribute $25,000 each, for a total of $50,000, as seed funds to assist with recovery efforts. Read More

Cast-Iron Boiler Ready to Fire in the U.S.
Alternative Heating of North America (AHONA) is pleased to introduce Viadrus, a top performer and premium manufacturer of cast-iron solid fuel, oil and gas boilers in the Czech Republic, to the U.S. market. Read More

Area Producers Form New Maple Association
A group of forest landowners has established the Franklin County Maple Association. It promotes sugar production and stewardship of private forests for the long-term benefit of current and future generations. Members include syrup producers, landowners, and members of the concerned public. Read More

Organic Dairy Farms Benefit Northeast Farmers
The organic dairy sector provides more economic opportunity and generates more jobs in rural communities than conventional dairies, according to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists. The study, "Cream of the Crop: The Economic Benefits of Organic Dairy Farms," calculated the economic value of organic milk production. Read More

Deadline to Nominate Pacesetters is November 30
Nominations for the 2013 Pacesetter Award are due to the Center for Dairy Excellence by November 30. The center names two to three Pacesetter Award winners annually to recognize individuals or organizations who are innovators and leaders in the industry and who work to build a positive image of Pennsylvania's dairy industry and a prosperous, marketable future for dairy. Read More

NOFA-NY 2013 Annual Winter Conference
More than 1,300 sustainable farm and food experts and members of the public will exchange knowledge and help shape the future of New York state's organic movement as the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York holds its 2013 NOFA-NY Winter Conference in Saratoga Springs from January 25-27, 2013. Read More

23rd Annual Maine Beef Conference
The Maine Beef Producers Association will hold its 23rd Annual Beef Conference, titled "Becoming a More Successful Marketer," Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor, Maine, with registration open at 8 a.m. Read More


John Deere HX6 and HX7 Rotary Cutters
To provide customers with more finely chopped vegetation and easier maintenance, John Deere introduces the HX6 and HX7 Rotary Cutters. These machines offer new features such as a deeper cutting chamber and double-deck design that improve overall performance. They deliver heavy-duty mowing performance. Find Out More

BriteSpan Announces Apex Building Series
BriteSpan Building Systems, Inc. announced its new Apex Building Series. This new building design combines features from both the Atlas and Genesis buildings. The Apex can be constructed to any length required and can easily be extended down the road. The design of the Apex provides exceptional sidewall clearance. Find Out More

Software Update for Feed Order Pro

Easy Automation, Inc. and HerdStar LLC jointly announced a new software update for Feed Order Pro. The update will enable users of the milling program to directly access feed bin data from sites equipped with BinTrac Weighing Systems. Easy Automation and HerdStar worked together to develop the integrated solution. Find Out More

Air N Arc I300 All-in-One Power System
Vanair's innovative Air N Arc I300 is the first system in the world to offer six forms of power in a single 48-inch unit. It provides an integrated 40 CFM rotary screw compressor, 7-kilowatt AC generator, 300-amp welder, battery booster and battery charger, with the newly added power of a 10.5 GPM hydraulic pump. Find Out More

New Compact Vacuum Reel
Coxreels is expanding its vacuum reel selection with the commercial-duty V-117-850 vacuum reel. Designed to extract unwanted particles and byproducts from the workplace, this direct hand crank reel handles up to 50 feet of 1.5-inch standard vacuum hose with bullet cuffs. Find Out More

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