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[cleeng_content id=”348564058″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] CHARLES TOWN – Leaders and members of Jefferson County’s 4-H program came out to Wright-Denny Intermediate School on Nov. 14 to recognize outstanding projects and service at the annual 4-H Achievement Night. The most prestigious award of the night – the 4-H Family of the Year Award – […]

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

[cleeng_content id=”603927708″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]I always try to take notice of the more or less subtle feature of the landscape over which I travel. For years now, one of these features has been almost constant in one particular expanse of my tractor repair route. Back in the day, it was common for 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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[cleeng_content id=”742941589″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] CHARLESTON — Commercial red meat production during December 2013 totaled 700,000 pounds. This was up 1 percent from December 2012. Commercial red meat production is the carcass weight after slaughter including beef, veal, pork and lamb and mutton. Individual commodity production is total live weight of commercial slaughter. […]

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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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