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A4 - Lancaster Farming, Saturday, November 8, 2014
Index
Five Sections
SECTION A
Revised FDA Produce Rule Revisited........A1
Turkeys a Bonus for Pastured Farm..........A1
Chickpeas: Alternative Cash Crop?...........A1
New Insect Pest Could Threaten Fruit.......A1
The Roots of Cover Crop Benefits..............A3
Editorial........................................................A8
Commentary................................. A8, A9, A11
Bible Speaks..................................................A8
Now Is the Time............................................A8
National Ag News.......................................A10
Dairy Week in Review................................A12
Livestock & Environment.........................A14
PASA Makes Case for Sustainable Ag.....A15
Ore., Colo. Voters Reject GMO Labels....A16
Ag News Briefs...........................................A17
Farm Calendar.................................. A18, A21
Beef Quality Care Matters........................A20
Ag Science News.........................................A24
Markets.......................................................A26
Weather.......................................................A43
SECTION B
Home on the Range......................................B2
Grown From a Li’l Brown Goat.................B3
Vineyard Leftovers Produce Edible Oil.....B4
On Being a Farm Wife.................................B5
Startup Aims to Reduce Orchard Waste....B5
You Ask, You Answer...................................B6
Student Surveys Scale of Gardening..........B6
Family Living Focus.....................................B7
Cook’s Question...........................................B8
Rural Ramblings..........................................B9
‘Farm Girls Rock’ to Safety Lessons..........B9
Kid’s Korner...............................................B10
Mailbox Markets........................................B11
Public Auction Register.............................B16
Antiques Center.........................................B19
Antiques Detective.....................................B20
SECTION C
Classifieds.....................................................C1
SECTION D
Classifieds.....................................................D1
SECTION E
Corn Talk & Foraging Around...................E1
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USDA’s Risk Management Agency is reminding Pennsylvania producers that two
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Beekeepers, and pasture, rangeland and
forage producers should be aware that the final date to apply for crop insurance under the
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And apple, grape, peach and pear growers
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per bushel for fresh apples and $4.65 per
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Apple varietal groups A, B, and C have
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Previous Poll:
insurance agents will have details about which
Should state and federal governments do
apple varieties and prices are applicable to
more to control the spread of feral hogs?
each group.
Peach price elections are $20 per bushel for
Unsure:
fresh peaches and $6.25 for processing peachYes: 63%
es. The pear price election is $775 per ton in
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Adams County.
Grape prices for nonvinifera varieties vary
from $250 to $860 per ton, depending on variety. Vinifera varieties may be insurable by
No:
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