• Protections for Farm Data Still Developing

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — As precision ag becomes more complex, the value of the data farmers generate with their planters, combines and sprayers is increasingly valuable — and not just to farmers.

    Speakers from around the agriculture industry discussed how to safeguard farm data on Tuesday du ...  Full Story

  • Show Turns Juniata Farm Families Into TV Celebrities

    Tabitha Goodling Central Pa. Correspondent

    THOMPSONTOWN, Pa. — Two Juniata County farms were featured recently on the national program, “Out on the Land.”

    The program, which first aired July 15 on RFDTV, can still be seen online at outontheland.com.

    Larry Butler, the show’s host, made his way to Delaware and Walker ...  Full Story

  • Less Than Perfect Works Just Fine for Yippee Farms

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    MOUNT JOY, Pa. — Ask most farmers, and there is a pretty good chance they have a “wish list” of things they would change about their facilities. But until they can make those changes, farmers have to find ways to make less-than-perfect facilities work.

    Yippee Farms was the host sit ...  Full Story

  • Pa. Trading Program Inches Toward Update

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    Pennsylvania is in the process of updating its nutrient credit trading program, and the changes cannot come fast enough for one environmental company hoping to turn livestock waste into energy.

    Long Island-based Bion Environmental Technologies has put the second phase of a large-scale manure manage ...  Full Story

  • Couple Developing Alpaca Fiber as a Business Venture

    Jane W. Graham Va. Correspondent

    DRAPER, Va. — A love of knitting and a need to manage some grass pasture led John and Janis Conion into the business of raising alpacas.

    At the time, they were living in North Carolina, outside of Charlotte. After considering various kinds of grazing animals, they learned about alpacas, membe ...  Full Story

  • Air Seeders Can Make Planting a Breeze

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Another machine from the Western grain regions is making its way east, promising faster planting for a wide variety of crops.

    Air seeders have been used in Canada and Europe, and on the U.S. plains for at least 30 years, where their large hoppers help farmers with a lot of ...  Full Story

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