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On not wanting to keep the shooting range in range of me

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MARTINSBURG – A free broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the USDA Service Center in Martinsburg. The broadcast at 151 Aikens Center will feature Howard G. Buffett of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. To RSVP, call Tim […]

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MORGANTOWN — The original sign-up period for eligible entities to apply for fiscal year 2014 Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program has been extended, according to Kevin Wickey, state conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Eligible state, county and nonprofit entities should submit their applications by Feb. 14, to […]

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CHARLESTON — Milk production in West Virginia totaled 34 million pounds or 4 million gallons during the October-December quarter of 2013. This was down 4 million pounds or approximately 465,000 gallons from the same period in 2012 and also down 4 million pounds or approximately 465,000 gallons from the July-September 2013 quarter. The number of […]

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LIVESTOCK reports

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FARMERS LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE INC. Winchester, Va. Jan. 20 Slaughter cattle: Cows 182 Utility and Comm $80-92 Canner and Cutter $65-84 Cutter and Bng $70-85 Bulls: 28 Stock cows: 80 Beef BH $720-1,475 Feeder cattle: Steers: 308 Med and Lg. No.1 300-400 lbs. $225-238 400-500 lbs. $202-214 500-600 lbs. $171-208 600-700 lbs. $152-167.75 700-800 lbs. $146-160.75 […]

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WVU: Small farms mean big business

MORGANTOWN – Officials here are preparing for next month’s West Virginia Small Farm Conference at Waterfront Place Hotel and Conference Center in Morgantown. The 10th annual conference happens Feb. 26 to March 1. The conference brings together a number of experts, including WVU Extension Service agents and experienced farmers, who will offer more than 100 […]

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Now’s the time to plan your summer garden

MARTINSBURG – Don’t worry if you haven’t received any seed catalogs in the mail. Many catalogs are available online, and now is the time to plan and choose plants for your garden. Since seeds are small, compact and easy to mail many more choices are now available and affordable. Check the seed displays at your […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS — West Virginia Project CommuniTree is currently accepting applications for tree kits from groups and organizations in Hampshire, Berkeley, Grant, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. To be eligible groups should organize, coordinate and plan to implement urban tree plantings on public land through this […]

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MORGANTOWN — The deadline to enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program has been extended through Feb. 7 to encourage more farmers and ranchers to participate. The stewardship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The offer for new enrollments for fiscal year 2014 was opened in December 2013. The […]

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