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December 4, 2012

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Fundraiser for Vermont Rebates for Roll Bars Program
Farming is dangerous work. In fact, farmers are eight times more likely to die on the job than the average worker. Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of farmer deaths, and the Northeast has the highest rate of tractor rollover fatalities in the country. UVM Extension launched the Vermont Rebates for Roll Bars program in response to this threat. Read More

FarmStart Program Approves 100th Investment
FarmStart, an innovative Northeast program to help young people get started in farming, is pleased to announce the approval of its 100th investment. Since the first investment was approved in August of 2006, FarmStart has invested more than $4.3 million with 100 participants. Read More

Grant Funds for Working Lands Initiative
The Working Lands Enterprise Board announced the release of available grant funds to invest $986,500 into agricultural, forestry and forest product enterprises and organizations. Read More

Four Members Elected to PFB’s State Board
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau announced that four farmers have been elected to the organization’s state board of directors. The new board members include Matthew Balliet, Andrew Flinchbaugh, Glenn Stoltzfus and George Wherry. Read More

Commissioners Welcome Trees and Wreaths
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine and Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito announced that New York state has graciously accepted a generous donation of trees and wreaths from members of the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York. Read More

Future Dairy Leader Scholarships Available
Future dairy leaders are encouraged to apply for a scholarship opportunity to attend the 2013 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit. The annual event offers the opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge dairy technology and production practices. Read More

Farm Credit East and CoBank Donate $20,000 for ALC
Farm Credit East and CoBank have each agreed to contribute $10,000 for a total donation of $20,000 to support a partnership between the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. This partnership will create a new undergraduate agricultural learning center on campus. Read More


Blade Maintenance

Blade Maintenance Equipment
Wood-Mizer Products continues to be on the cutting edge as a manufacturer of band blades and blade maintenance equipment with the release of a new line of blade sharpeners and setters, along with new blades for high-production sawing and better performance with highly abrasive wood species. Find Out More


Shur-Co Introduces SMART2 Transmitter
Shur-Co, LLC introduces its newest generation in SMARTrailer technology—the SMART2 transmitter. The SMART2 can operate more than 100 different devices, including Shur-Co’s 4500 Series HD electric tarp and ProTrap electric hopper door openers, and other accessories. Find Out More


Skid Steer Adapter

Worksaver now offers an adapter designed to allow the use of skid steer-type attachments on tractors equipped with Massey Ferguson 232, 236, 832, 838, 932 and 1032 loaders with pin-on buckets retained with 1-inch pins. Find Out More

Earth Auger

Improved Earth Auger Design

General Equipment Co. has announced its new 4450 Series earth augers, featuring a new, simpler configuration for attaching the screw bit, which speeds up the installation process and greatly reduces the risk of damage to the earth auger. Find Out More

Power Ditcher

PFM Belt-Driven Power Ditchers
Remlinger Mfg. offers PFM belt-driven power ditchers in both center cut and offset models for simple, economical field water control. Cut ditches up to 12 inches deep in a single pass with excellent results in most soil conditions. The spring-tensioned, self-adjusting belt drive assures proper tension. Find Out More

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