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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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Slaughter cows Active bidding $2-5 higher Stock cattle Premium whites to $90.50 Breakers H Dressing Feeder Steers M + L Breakers Avg dressing $83-90 Holsteins 1010 lbs. at $92 Breakers L Dressing $77-82 Boners Avg Dressing $83-87.50 Boners L Dressing $75-80 Feeder Heifers M+L Lean Avg dressing $74-79 Black 352 lbs. at $152.50 Thin & […]

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FOUR STATES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Hagerstown, Md.   Slaughter cows 72 head higher prices! Premium whites A dressing $87-90 Breakers Avg dressing $83-87 Breakers L dressing $78-82 Boners H dressing $85-90 Boners Avg dressing $79-84 Lean H dressing $78-84 Lean Avg dressing $70-76 Thin & light $70 down Bulls 2 head YG #2 1400-1500 lbs. $91-96.50 […]

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The spreader in winter meets Kermit the Frog

This story begins very close to where the very first column I wrote started, near the intersection of Old Chapel and Bishop Meade roads at Millwood, Va. Unlike that story, I’m not trying to locate the source of a mysterious barbecue fragrance. In fact, if there is any fragrance involved, it may not be as […]

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FOUR STATES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Hagerstown, Md.   Dec. 30   Slaughter cows Active bidding $1-3 higher Stock cattle Few offered Premium whites $80-88 Breakers H dressing $82-86 Feeder steers M&L frame Breakers Avg dressing $75-80 Breakers L dressing $72-75 Boners Avg dressing $77-84 Boners L dressing Feeder Heifers M&L frame Lean Avg dressing $70-75 Thin […]

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The Cooperative Extension and West Virginia University will sponsor a series agricultural education dinner meetings the first three months of 2014. These informative meetings are free, and offer an opportunity to socialize within the Ag and Natural Resource community. The meetings will be held at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds. n Jan. 16. Agricultural Issues […]

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CHARLESTON — Inventory of all hogs and pigs on Dec. 1, 2013, was 5,000 head, down 17 percent from December 2012. Of the 5,000 head, 1,000 were for breeding; down 1,000 head from 2012. The breakdown of the remaining 4,000 market hogs and pigs was: 1,000 head were under 50 pounds; 1,000 head were from […]

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FOUR STATES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Hagerstown, Md.   Dec. 23 Slaughter cows Smaller run Prices steady Premium whites Avg dressing Breakers H dressing Feeder steers None M + L frame Breakers Avg dressing 76.00-80.00 Breakers L dressing Boners Avg dressing Boners L dressing 72.00-76.00 Feeder heifers None M + L frame Lean Avg dressing 67.00-72.00 Thin […]

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is seeking entries for the 2014 Agritourism Media Awards. The annual awards celebrate and recognize excellence in advertising and promotion of West Virginia Agritourism destinations and attractions. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 14, 2014. There is no entry fee. The winners will be honored at the West […]

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