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Too fat to enlist: Military recruitment hindered by obesity

Friday, October 15, 2010

By TED BOSCIA ITHACA, N.Y. — At a time when American military forces are stretched thin overseas, a growing number of potential recruits are too fat to enlist, according to an analysis by Cornell economists. In the past half-century, the number of women of military age who exceed the U.S. Army’s enlistment standards for weight-for-height […]

Four types of Ohioans

Friday, October 15, 2010

Editor: With all the current issues in Ohio today, I think back to when things were much simpler. We raised our own vegetables and knew where our food came from. After church the whole family would gather around the table for a huge dinner. Dad used to tell us to always stand for what we […]

U.S., China agree on environmental protection

Friday, October 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — During her first official visit to China, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian signed an agreement that formalizes the partnership between the U.S. and China on environmental protection. Progress “The United States and China have enjoyed a strong relationship and achieved significant progress […]

Vacation with us…Yarian

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We are all hard workers, and Tim Yarian, owner of Yarian Brothers Construction, is a great example. So it is only fair he be allowed some rest and relaxation at Topsail Island, N.C. And what is relaxing without some reading material? Naturally, he chose the Farm and Dairy.

Labor department issues rule-making for H-2B

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration recently announced the publication of a proposed rule that seeks to improve the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker program and better protect American workers. The rule, to be published in the Federal Register, addresses the calculations used to set wage rates for H-2B workers. […]

Golf course goats? Animals offer green vegetation management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Avon Golf Course superintendent Don Davis is used to answering golfers questions about the course. Lately though, many of those questions are about a new addition along the fairways and greens — goats. “Golfers come in just to ask me where the goats are,” Davis said. “They want to see them. They’ve […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Oct. 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va. — The Ridge Runners 4-H club kicked off its new year with its first meeting Sept.14 at the Bowman Ridge Community Center. The club recognized fellow member Jessica Midcap, who had been crowned the W.Va. Dairy Princess. The Cloverbud Club also met at the same time and made terrariums and planted flowers. […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Oct. 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Miami Trace students, age 16 and older, were eligible to donate blood during the first annual blood drive of the school year, Sept. 27 at the Miami Trace High School fieldhouse. Mr. Owens, the government teacher, promotes the event as a development of citizenship and cooperated with the Red Cross […]

The future of Ohio is in our hands

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Editor: As we get ready to elect our Ohio leaders and possibly a new governor we need to consider which of them has done the best for Ohio and which have not. Let’s look at some facts. Agriculture has a long history and remains a huge part of this state. Gov. Strickland, the commodity leaders […]

EPA approves E15 waiver for newer vehicles

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

EPA gives (slight) nod to fuel with higher percentage of ethanol, but National Corn Growers Association and other industry groups not happy with limited scope of the waiver.

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