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Study: Medical cost of obesity higher than previously thought

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — The medical costs of obesity are twice as high as previously reported, according to the first study to estimate the causal effects of obesity on U.S. medical costs. Using innovative methods, Cornell health economist John Cawley found that the annual estimated cost of treating obesity is $168 billion — 16.5 percent of […]

Study finds nearly 3 of 100 Americans have food allergy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BALTIMORE — An estimated 2.5 percent of Americans — 7.5 million people — have at least one food allergy and young black children with asthma appear to be at the highest risk, according to findings from what is believed to be the largest food allergy study to date. The research was conducted by investigators at […]

Losses may be offset for certain poultry producers

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania poultry producers who suffered lost revenues after their contracts with bankrupt live poultry dealers were terminated may qualify for grants of up to $1,000 to help offset those losses through the USDA’s Poultry Loss Assistance Program. Providing help Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary, Russell C. Redding said his department is working to facilitate […]

No charges filed in Mercer County bear incident

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FRANKLIN. Pa. — Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that, based on its investigation, no charges will be filed against James Moore for killing a bear Oct. 9. “This is an unfortunate incident that resulted in the loss of a valuable wildlife resource,” said Wildlife Conservation Officer Lawrence Hergenroeder, who conducted the investigation. “My investigation […]

USDA tries to maintain livestock trade with Mexico amid cartel violence

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

USDA to open temporary inspection location at Eagle Pass, Texas.

No-Till conference set in Plain City in early December

Monday, October 18, 2010

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Cutting no-till costs, improving soil quality and growing profit margins with cover crops will be the featured themes at this year’s Ohio No-Till Conference taking place Dec. 7 in Plain City, Ohio. The conference program runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain […]

Grant program seeks farmer and rancher applicants

Monday, October 18, 2010

COLUMBUS — The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is now accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their farms. Details Grants of $6,000 for individual farmers and $18,000 for groups of three or more are awarded to farmers and ranchers for initiating agricultural sustainability practices on […]

Experts find possible stinkbug repellent

Monday, October 18, 2010

WASHINGTON — Help may be on the way for millions of people on the East Coast bugged out about the invasion of stinkbugs. Scientists have reported a key advance in efforts to develop the first commercial repellent for stinkbugs, which are emerging as a major nuisance to homeowners and a devastating pest to some farm […]

Raccoon Creek highlights success of Ohio’s Acid Mine Drainage Program

Monday, October 18, 2010

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The success of the Ohio Acid Mine Drainage Program was recognized in a celebration of partnerships by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management. The event was held at the Raccoon Creek Kern Hollow site — an acid mine drainage treatment system which is representative of similar water […]

Weak currencies could boost agricultural export markets

Monday, October 18, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Exporting nations like the United States are finding that weaker currency spells stronger trade opportunities. That is, if their monetary moves don’t first lead to a trade war, said two Purdue University agricultural economist. At least three major exporting countries — the United States, China and Japan — have made direct […]

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