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Winter Agronomy Meetings
Facing low profit margins heading into the new year, many dairy farmers are looking for ways to survive—and thrive—in these tough economic times. UVM Extension is sponsoring a daylong meeting at six locations for farm operators and managers to help them improve profitability in the new dairy economy. Read More

NOFA-NY Announces Speaker for Conference
Join NOFA-NY on March 1, 2013, for the second annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference at the Holiday Inn in Auburn. The event will feature experienced organic keynote speaker Jerry Brunetti, founder of Agri-Dynamics. Read More

Vermont Farmers Share Gift of Knowledge
Starting in January 2013, three groups of farmers from the Northeast Farming Association of Vermont network will spend two to three weeks in El Salvador as Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers with Winrock International. Read More

USDA to Take the Economic Pulse of U.S. Ag
The USDA's NASS will spend the next several months gathering production practices information from farmers across the nation through the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The results will serve as a baseline for numerous federal policies and programs. Read More

Farm Credit East Provides $65,000 to Assist Families
Farm Credit East announced that, in concert with CoBank and other Farm Credit associations from across the country, its Farm Credit East Cares Community Fund has donated $65,000 to farm families impacted by Hurricane Sandy and to organizations that are helping recovery efforts. Read More

PMMB Reduces Premium Paid to PA Dairy Farmers
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) expressed concern over a decision by the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) to reduce the Class I over-order premium price for milk for the six-month period beginning January 1, 2013. Read More

NRCS Accepting Applications for FRPP Funding
Do you own farmland that you would like to see remain in agriculture for generations? You could be a potential applicant for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program. The batching date for this year's funding is February 15, 2013. Read More

Tilton Farmers' Market Opening
The Tilton Winter Farmers' Market opens this weekend (January 5-6) and is a two-day market open every weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in January, February and March. Read More


Zetor Relaunches Major Series Tractors
Zetor North America, Inc. announced the relaunch of its Major Series of value-priced utility tractors in the U.S. and Canada. Initially, the new Major will be available in an 80 hp, four-wheel drive cab version, with 60 hp, 70 hp, two-wheel drive and cabriolet (open station) models to be added later. Find Out More

Portable Grain Moisture Tester
AgraTronix has unveiled the MT-PRO+ 05100 Portable Grain Moisture Tester. The MT-PRO+ features a direct readout for 40 different grain scales for high-moisture grain up to 40 percent. The grain meter accurately indicates the above limit and below limit moisture values. Find Out More

Four-Tine Double Bale Spear
The new four-tine Double Bale Spear from Westendorf Mfg. will allow transportation of two bales, cutting handling time in half. Heavy-duty construction includes four high-quality, 49-inch, heat-forged, tapered spears. Find Out More

Skid Steer Adapter
A new adapter from Worksaver, Inc. allows skid steer-type attachments to be used on tractors equipped with John Deere loaders (models 146, 148 and 158) with pin-on buckets retained with 1-1/8-inch pins. Find Out More

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