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Manure management workshop for horse owners

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Topics covered will include an overview of the revised Manure Management Manual and steps on how to complete your own plan.

Invention gives amputee control and creativity

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Georgia Tech has created a robotic drumming prosthesis with motors that power two drumsticks.

National Farmers Union bestows highest honor

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. — National Farmers Union honored Stan Brown, Don Davis and Dallas Tonsager with the award for Meritorious Service to Farmers Union and American Agriculture, during its 112th anniversary convention recently. Recipients Stan Brown dedicated 43 years of his career to Farmers Union insurance, including 14 years as general manager of the Midwest […]

Patient access to cancer care threatened by growing demand, physician shortages

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first-ever comprehensive assessment of challenges facing the U.S. cancer care system suggests patient access to cancer care will be threatened as growing demand for care outstrips the supply of oncologists, and as cost pressures force the closure of small physician practices that form the backbone of care in many communities. The […]

Cancer cells aren’t drunk when they look for host

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BALTIMORE — Because of results seen in flat lab dishes, biologists have believed cancers cells move through the body in a slow, aimless fashion, resembling an intoxicated person who cannot walk three steps in a straight line. This pattern, called a random walk, may hold true for cells traveling across two-dimensional lab containers, but Johns […]

Free toolkit aimed at helping rural first responders

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

URBANA, Ill. — When emergencies happen in rural areas, response time often depends on a small number of volunteer EMTs and firefighters serving a large geographic area. To help rural first responders and residents prepare for an emergency and act quickly, the Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety at Carle has developed the free […]

How does your garden grow? Only after much preparation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well.

Dairy producers weighing shift in new farm bill

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Margin Protection Program is designed to help farmers deal with both catastrophic conditions, such as weather extremes, and prolonged periods of low margins.

William H. Wise, 1920-2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Longtime Portage County dairyman, William H. Wise, 1920-2014

Coats protect seeds planted in cold, wet soils

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Agricultural Research Service has conducted several studies to see whether adding a protective coating to corn and soybean seeds could help optimize planting schedules.

Pork producers blasted by new virus, PEDv

Friday, March 14, 2014

PEDv will mete a financial blow to many individual pork producers, but the tighter supply could trigger record-high industry revenues and the highest profit per head since 2005.

IGS CNG Services to break ground on compressed natural gas fueling station

Friday, March 14, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN — IGS CNG Services is breaking ground on its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in the greater Youngstown area — located in Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County. The first of its kind in the Mahoning Valley, this station will service a growing number of Ohio businesses and citizens who are converting to natural gas […]

Young farmers still concerned about available land

Friday, March 14, 2014

Farm Bureau’s annual outlook survey shows land availability a top concern.

Scientists study bats to understand how we smell

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Scientists have identified a distinctive olfactory receptor gene pattern in fruit-eating bats, as well as the particular olfactory receptor gene families important to their fruit diets.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 13, 2014:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Ohio — During the week of Feb. 16-22, Plymouth FFA planned a variety of activities to celebrate FFA and agriculture. Students competed in the pudding challenge during AAA. The challenge winner was Tony Kitts, with Ryan Stumbo and Parker Kennard giving him competition, earning second and third place. Mikayla Reer, Tayler Patton, Colten Young […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 13, 2014:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

CECIL, Pa. — Enrollment for the 2014 4-H year is open and anyone wishing to join 4-H is welcome to attend the Cecil 4-H club meeting March 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cecil Fire Department on Route 50. The club will be completing the 2014 registration process, selecting new projects for the year and […]

As ice melts, whales, ships more common through Bering Strait

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Three years of recordings reveal more detections of both Arctic and sub-Arctic whales.

How do I know if the soil in my garden is healthy?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Upon first glance, a garden may appear to be the picture of health. However, further examination may reveal that the garden isn’t all that it seems, and perhaps that healthy facade is artificially manufactured.

Bill Richards inducted into ODNR Hall of Fame

Monday, March 10, 2014

Bill Richards, Ohio farmer and former chief of the USDA’s Soil Conservation Service, was enshrined into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Hall of Fame.

DEP: Radiation levels normal after Greene County well fire

Monday, March 10, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) said that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene County showed no radiation levels above normal “background” levels. On Feb. 13 and 14, DEP’s BRP responded to the Chevron well fire in Greene County to ensure the […]


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