Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
Despite the negativity many associate with fracking, the controversial technique for extracting oil and natural gas from the earth had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor. (more...)
In a past newsblog I talked about a place that I called Community A-venue, and about other transportation corridor designations. Let's take this line of thinking a few steps further.
During August and September we saw apples mature a bit earlier than normal. Once mature, they quickly tree-ripened. The hot, dry weather and full sun exposure of tall-spindle trees compressed the harvest window. This earliness and rapid ripening has continued with Fuji and Cripps Pink.
Rural communities across the country have come a long way in many respects since the Great Recession of 2008, but more progress is needed to ensure the future health and vitality of rural America. That was the general consensus of participants at the White House Rural Forum, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall on Oct. 5.
Parents want the best for their children, and there are several ways they can help their child be successful in life.
The June 2013 Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program (SFCP) standards have been updated and are now available. A brief summary of the major updates to the program are also available.
View this new 4-part video series to help you understand how your farm or food business may be affected under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
(Part 3 in the series on making your home life more renewable)
Wood Energy Events to Showcase Bioenergy
Insights on Pennsylvania's AEPS program.
New warm-season grass producer group supports grower needs in a developing industry.
In a news article posted here on July 27, readers learned how recent market conditions have revitalized the interest in feeding dairy steers for beef. Read how one family has approached their entry into just such a feeding venture.
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Each year approximately 10% of U.S. farm deaths are in Pennsylvania. Do your part and make your farm as safe as possible.
An unprecedented number of 13 graduate students from one institution were awarded SARE grants in 2016.
Four-minute video Spined Soldier Bug vs. Inchworm
Cover crops can be used to manage weeds in many cropping systems. Species mixture, planting date, cover crop density, and termination time and method can all impact how effectively cover crops can control weeds.
Multiple opportunities exist for people interested in agroforestry and silvopasture to become involved in an emerging community.
Interested in producing and marketing small grains? Participate in a brief survey to help us better meet your needs.
Sweet potatoes are a fun crop to grow...