Lancaster County News
Learn About The New Farm Bill
August 15, 2014USDA-FSA Guidelines yet to be known but understanding the new programs, concepts and terms to be used will be discussed at a Lancaster County meeting.
August 15, 2014Unfortunately, this problem may now have found a home in Pennsylvania.
August 1, 2014Recently the USDA released the July World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates report which kept the projected 2014 U.S. corn yield unchanged from last month at a record 165.3 BPA. A 500,000 acre reduction in U.S. harvested corn acres puts the projected size of the 2014 U.S. corn crop at 13.860 billion bushels, which is 75 million bushels smaller than last year's record crop.
Penn State Extension News
Public urged to be on watch for invasive Asian longhorned beetles
August 15, 2014By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
Penn State helps put robots to work down on the farm
August 15, 2014Laser-guided robots and computer-programmed cleaning devices are allowing dairy farmers to work smarter rather than harder.
Ag Progress Days is a 150-acre smorgasbord of activities
August 5, 2014One of the East's largest agricultural expositions is on tap Aug. 12-14, and those who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days will have no shortage of things to see and do. The annual event gives as many as 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. But you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy and learn from Ag Progress Days.
Upcoming Regional Events
2014 Eastern PA Grazing Conference
When: August 21, 2014Where: Grantville, PA
Nutrient Management Orientation
When: August 26, 2014Where: Harrisburg, PA
Midday Meeting: Impacts of the 2014 Farm Bill on Cash Field Crops
When: August 26, 2014Where: Leesport, PA
Backyard Gardeners - Enjoying the Fruits of the Harvest - Tomatoes and Peppers
Event CanceledWhen: September 2, 2014Where: Lebanon, PA
When: September 3, 2014Where: Lancaster, PA