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Wheat growers urged to use best choices to avoid another bad harvest

Thursday, July 29, 2010

DELAWARE, Ohio — The 2010 wheat harvest in Ohio has been one of the worst on record in Ohio since 1996 with many elevators reporting high toxin levels of grain. Fusarium Head Blight (FHB, also called scab) is a serious disease of wheat that affects the entire wheat industry in Ohio, from growers to millers […]

New rules to curb Wall Street’s influence over food and farming

Thursday, July 29, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS — The Wall Street reform bill signed recently by President Obama will severely restrict excessive speculation on agriculture commodity futures markets that has harmed U.S. farmers and countries battling hunger, according to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. “This landmark bill is a first step toward preventing the excessive speculation by big Wall […]

Hot, humid weather causing unhealthy algal blooms in Ohio ponds, lakes

Thursday, July 29, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Harmful algal blooms, like those affecting Grand Lake St. Marys, are popping up in ponds and small lakes throughout Ohio, and Ohio State University Extension educators are encouraging landowners to protect their family, pets and livestock. “We are seeing the same harmful algal blooms in landowner ponds and lakes as we are […]

Surgery or stenting? Where you live may influence your options

Thursday, July 29, 2010

DALLAS — A review of scientific studies that compares two treatments for preventing strokes due carotid artery disease provides no clear answer on which treatment is better, a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician reports in an issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. “The most recent data on treatment options for carotid artery disease continue […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 29, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

BURTON, Ohio — Breeders and Feeders 4-H Club held a meeting July 16 and practiced Skill-a-thon at the Patterson Center. Upcoming events discussed were July 28 canoeing at Camp Hi at noon; a car wash Aug. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. at the Tractor Supply Store in Chardon; and hoof trimming at the fairgrounds Aug. […]

Grandin set to speak at animal welfare forum

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and PennAg Industries Association will join to host the 3rd Annual Animal Welfare Forum Aug. 12 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. The theme of the forum is Working Together for Animal Welfare from Farm to Fork. This year’s forum will feature keynote speaker […]

Pa. wants to hear from farmers, veterinarians on lab issues

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission is seeking producers and representatives of agricultural organizations to participate in a focus group on animal health needs and priorities in the state.

Vacation with us…Drozdowski

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ron Drozdowski of Lakewood, Ohio, and Marilyn Bednanski traveled to Tenakee Springs, Ala., for an outdoor adventure. They went fishing for halibut, harvested a 9-foot brown bear, went hunting and did zip lining in the trees.

Rural areas taking more losses in the Iraq War

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MADISON, Wis. — The Iraq War has taken a greater toll on the nation’s non-metropolitan areas because troops from rural areas experience higher rates of death in the war than those from urban parts of the U.S., according to a new study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist. Rural troops experience higher death rates regardless […]

Western bean cutworm larvae and egg masses increasing in Ohio

Monday, July 26, 2010

COLUMBUS — For the first time since the trapping of Western bean cutworm moths in corn began in 2006, Ohio State University Extension entomologists have identified egg masses and larvae. The find reveals that populations continue to increase and that growers will really need to monitor the pest in the future. “The infestation of egg […]

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