Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Winning With Simmentals http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Winning-With-Simmentals MCALISTERVILLE, Pa. — The first time Gary and Vickie Varner took part in the Pennsylvania Farm Show, they brought “a cow and a buc ... news Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Ducks Increasing in Popularity for Small-Scale Farmers http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Ducks-Increasing-in-Popularity-for-Small-Scale-Farmers Raising ducks for meat production has become a popular option for some small-scale farmers. Thanks to some changes in food safety laws in her state, s ... news Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT Poking Pig Manure Into Soil Pays Off Big http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Poking-Pig-Manure-Into-Soil-Pays-Off-Big BLAIN, Pa. — Virgil E. Gutshall Sr. has allowed the family hog farm to be a guinea pig of sorts for hog farmers everywhere who want to use s ... news Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:00:00 GMT Camellia season underway at SC's historic Middleton Place http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Camellia-season-underway-at-SC-s-historic-Middleton-Place CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Middleton Place on the Ashley River outside of Charleston is beginning its camellia season with workshops and walks thro ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:00:00 GMT Pace picks up, anticipation of Grand Parkway around Houston http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Pace-picks-up--anticipation-of-Grand-Parkway-around-Houston HOUSTON (AP) — Country Bumpkins Cafe is where northwest Harris County's rural past meets its suburban future. It's not unusual to see BM ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:15:00 GMT Tyson Foods executive predicts record profits for 2016 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Tyson-Foods-executive-predicts-record-profits-for-2016 SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Executives at Tyson Foods, Inc. are predicting record profits for the year, helped along by a steep drop in feed and liv ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Lake-Village-pairs-with-US-agency-to-boost-health--economy LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. (AP) — Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:15:00 GMT Up in smoke: Lawrenceburg cigar-maker returns to his roots http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Up-in-smoke--Lawrenceburg-cigar-maker-returns-to-his-roots LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Allen Mobley remembers his grandmother killing two chickens as payment to their pastor for helping with the family' ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:15:00 GMT 19 confirmed cases of salmonella in Estill County http://www.lancasterfarming.com/19-confirmed-cases-of-salmonella-in-Estill-County IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:00:00 GMT Drinking long intertwined in Dubuque's culture http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Drinking-long-intertwined-in-Dubuque-s-culture DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Wherever Sue Greene looks, she sees alcohol ingrained into the fabric of Dubuque's culture and history.At high school g ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Nurseries request cultivation authorization in Florida http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Nurseries-request-cultivation-authorization-in-Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The nurseries selected to cultivate and distribute the first medical marijuana in Florida have requested cultivation au ... AP Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Hawaii lawmakers take step to legalize industrial hemp http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hawaii-lawmakers-take-step-to-legalize-industrial-hemp HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents say legalizing industrial hemp could spur business ventures ranging from home construction to selling hemp seed ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:45:00 GMT BC-Orange-juice http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-Orange-juice NEW YORK (AP) — Frozen concentrate orange juice trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Friday:OpenHighLowSettleChg.ORANGE JUICE15,000 lbs ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:45:00 GMT Businessman seeks leniency in halal beef export fraud case http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Businessman-seeks-leniency-in-halal-beef-export-fraud-case CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of a prominent businessman and Muslim community leader packed a federal courtroom Friday to ask a judge to ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:45:00 GMT Lawmakers pass bill to end ban on meatpacker-owned hogs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Lawmakers-pass-bill-to-end-ban-on-meatpacker-owned-hogs LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's only ban on hogs owned by meatpackers was expected to end after Nebraska lawmakers voted Friday to repeal ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:15:00 GMT BC-USDA-Mdwst Dly Carlot http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Mdwst-Dly-Carlot NW—LS851Des Moines, IA Fri Feb 05, 2016 USDA Market NewsUSDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous DayPrices in dollars per hun ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:15:00 GMT Tyson Foods, LinkedIn are big market movers http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Tyson-Foods--LinkedIn-are-big-market-movers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:NYSEUSG Corp., up $1.93 to $21 ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:45:00 GMT BC-USDA-Opening Bids KY Grain Elevs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Opening-Bids-KY-Grain-Elevs SV—GR110Frankfort, KY Fri, Feb 05, 2016 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market NewsKentucky Daily Grain Elevators Bids:Bids as of 4:00 est, cash pric ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:45:00 GMT BC-USDA-Iowa Elev Grain Prcs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Iowa-Elev-Grain-Prcs NW—GR110Fri. Feb. 5, 2016IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain PricesClosing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:45:00 GMT BC-USDA-Onion and Pots http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Onion-and-Pots IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 05-FEB-2016Provided by: Specialty Crops Market NewsFederal - State Market News Service, USDA.Phone: (208) 52 ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:15:00 GMT Grain higher, livestock mixed http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Grain-higher--livestock-mixed CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for March delivery was declined 6 cents to $4.6675 a bushel; ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:15:00 GMT BC-CO-Denver Area Cash Grain, CO http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-CO-Denver-Area-Cash-Grain--CO GL—GR110Greeley, CO Fri Feb 05, 2016 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market NewsDaily Grain Bids for Denver and Surrounding AreasSpot bids to producers ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:15:00 GMT BC-Cotton http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-Cotton NEW YORK (AP) — Cotton No. 2 Futures on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Friday:OpenHighLowSettleChg.COTTON 250,000 lbs.; cents per lb.Mar60.5 ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:15:00 GMT BC-USDA-Iowa-Daily Hogs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Iowa-Daily-Hogs LM—HG206Des Moines, Iowa Fri, Feb 05, 2016 USDA Market NewsIOWA/MINNESOTA DAILY DIRECT AFTERNOON HOG REPORT BASED O ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:15:00 GMT Close http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Close CHICAGO (AP) — Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:OpenHighLowSettleChg.WHEAT5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushelMar473¾474465 ... AP Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:15:00 GMT