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Pa. Farm Show returns to state

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held through Saturday at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, at the corner of Cameron and Maclay streets. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, and parking is $15. For more ...

Study highlights PA’s potential for new dairy processing plants

HARRISBURG — A new study released last Wednesday paints a promising picture of the commonwealth’s potential for dairy processors looking to relocate or expand their operations. The study was performed by three nationally renowned experts in supply chain management, dairy policy and ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Jan. 1 No hay report All animals sold per 100 pounds unless otherwise stated. The market information in this report is collected through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Quality Systems Assessment’s Livestock Auction Market Reporting program ...

OUT & ABOUT

Public invited to annual Watersheds Summit The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual Watersheds Summit at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Covenant Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 807 W. Fourth St. It is open to the public. Many of the area’s watershed groups, ...

PennDOT schedules road work

Road work is scheduled by the state Department of Transportation in the following counties this week: LYCOMING • Crack sealing along routes 2023 in Loyalsock and Hepburn townships, 3017 in Old Lycoming Township, 1009 in Jackson Township and 1008 in Cascade Township. • Shoulder work ...

Afield with Friends: Time to catch big fish

Fifty years ago after I dressed out a 10-point buck and attached a tag to a long-beard gobbler during the first hours of the fall season, I realized it was time to make some adjustments in my outdoor activities. The 9-foot Sage rod on the wall of my cluttered den seemed to remind me the ...

Montoursville farmer 1 of winners in state soybean yield contest

HARRISBURG — Scott Snyder, of Montoursville, secured one of five regional first-place finishes in the 2017 Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board. He won the northern region category by planting Pioneer 36T86 and getting a yield of 62.37 bushels ...

‘A very unexpected season’: Grandfather, son, grandson all harvest bucks

Rich Day estimates he’s been hunting for nearly 54 years, but this year he and his family had “a very unexpected season.” On Oct. 26, during archery season, Rich, 66, harvested an eight-point white-tailed buck whose antlers had a spread measuring nearly 18 inches. Then, during ...

Step Outdoors events begin this Monday

WELLSBORO — The 2018 Step Outdoors Winter Outings series has been expanded to include more events in Potter County, according to organizer Tim Morey, a natural resource specialist with the Hills Creek State Park Complex. “This is our largest Winter Outing series yet with more than 25 ...

Reflections in Nature: Bird’s name means tree cleaver

Several weeks ago while driving up the Armenia Mountain road, near Gobbler’s Knob, I saw a big bird fly across the road and land on a tree. Before getting close enough to identify the bird, I knew it was a pileated woodpecker due to its unusual flight. A woodpecker’s flight undulates, ...

2 to receive FFA Keystone Degrees

CANTON — Two Canton FFA students — Joelle Urban and Mak Gleckner — will received their Keystone Degrees at the state FFA Midwinter Convention, which will be held Jan. 8 during the state Farm Show in Harrisburg. The degrees will be conferred in the large arena. FFA members can earn ...

Real estate transactions filed

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County Courthouse: Fairfield Township • River Valley Holdings Co. LLC to Max A. and Dorothy J. Dangle, $28,000, 9 Gibson Court Muncy • Allen R. and Elizabeth M. Smith to Bruce J. and Robin A. Clark, $173,000, 106 S. Market ...

Road work scheduled

Road work is scheduled by the state Department of Transportation in the following counties this week. LYCOMING • Crack sealing along routes 2023 in Loyalsock and Hepburn townships, 3017 in Old Lycoming Township, 1009 in Jackson Township and 1008 in Cascade Township. • Shoulder work ...

State: Grants available for agricultural researchers

State Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has announced that more than $860,000 in grant funding is available to researchers interested in finding solutions to some of the most pressing and persistent problems confronting the commonwealth’s farms and farmers. “Sound ...

Driver license, photo centers closed for Christmas holiday

The state Department of Transportation’s driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed through Monday for the Christmas holiday. Customers may obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications ...

Experts advise drivers prepare vehicles for winter months

Early winter is one of the best times to give automobiles a good health checkup to be sure they will run reliably and safely over the next several months. Preventative maintenance helps drivers avoid breaking down when the weather is at its most severe and minimizes the likelihood of an ...

Why count birds?

It’s pitch black inside and out when the alarm softly chimes Saturday morning. I quietly slip out to the den, into my long-johns and other warm clothes and gather up Dusky dog for his earlier-than-normal walk around the neighborhood pond. It’s 17 degrees, starless, but thankfully not ...

Reflections in Nature: Christmas customs

The custom of using evergreens to help celebrate goes back almost 2,000 years. In pre-Christian days, it was believed evergreens contained magical powers because the trees remained green throughout the year. Evergreens first were used in celebrating the winter solstice, which is the ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Dec. 18 Hay, per ton: Alfalfa/Grass, $130 to $245 Grass, $55 to $175 Mixed, $60 to $150 Timothy Grass, $70 to $140 Round bales, $17.50 to $37.50 each Straw, $90 to $125 per ton Firewood, $50 to $90 per load Oats, $3.20 per bushel All ...