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Recycling program working well in Old Dominion - Virginia farmers are doing their share to protect the environment. One of the ways they do that is to recycle plastic pesticide containers. A recent report indicates more than 60 tons of properly rinsed, empty plastic pesticide containers were recycled at 32 sites throughout the state. The plastic is then recycled into fence posts and electrical conduit. More at our Farm News page>> It looks like a record for corn yields in Pennsylvania - Farmers in the Keystone State may have harvested an all-time record corn crop in 2014. A recent news release form the USDA indicates the average yield in Pennsylvania is estimated at 154 bushels per acre, 8 bushels above the 2013 average yield. Silage yield is estimated at 20 tons per acre, down 0.5 tons from 2013. More at our Farm News page>> U.S. tractor sales up 3% for the year, combines down 26% - According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. for December, 2014, were down 2% from last year. For the twelve months in 2014, a total of 207,833 tractors were sold which represents a 3% increase year to date. Combine sales were down 26% for the year.. More at our Farm News page>> WV officials: Good practices make good farmers - Producers and growers hoping to get their Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices certification can take the first step at the 2015 West Virginia Small Farm Conference. During the one-day training program, participants will learn why GHP/GAP and worker hygiene is so important and how it can benefit their bottom line. More at our Farm News Page>>