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Large U.S. apple crop expected - The nation’s fall apple crop is expected to be a big one, with a potential record crop in Washington offsetting lighter crops in the two other main apple-producing states, New York and Michigan. Early estimates indicate the national fresh and processing apple crop could reach 260 million 40-pound boxes, the third-largest crop on record.  More at our farm news page>>
Maryland awards $1 Million for Innovative Manure Management Technologies - The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently awarded more than $1 million in grants for three animal waste management technology projects. Officials say these projects will "help farmers address challenges in managing manure under new nutrient management requirements. They should also increase energy independence, enhance animal waste management, and improve water quality.  More at our farm news page>>
Pennsylvania farmers expect record soybean crop - Based on early August forecasts for yield and production, the Keystone State's farmers expect to have a record-breaking year for soybean production, according to the Northeastern Regional Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Total production, at 29.4 million bushels, is up 12 percent from 2013. If realized, this would be a record production for Pennsylvania. More at our farm news page>>
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Safe Food classes offered in Mountain State - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will offer a Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices (GHP/GAP) class Sept. 12 in Charleston, to help West Virginia food producers protect consumers from food-borne illnesses. Officials say a key component to “growing growers” in the state of West Virginia is to increase the marketability of farm and food products. "GHP/GAP certification is the first step in taking agriculture in our state to the next level,” said Commissioner Helmick.  More at our farm news page>>
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