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Blood test could diagnose Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DALLAS — A set of proteins found in blood serum shows promise as a sensitive and accurate way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found as part of a statewide study. An analysis of the proteins, plus a clinical exam, proved 94 percent accurate in detecting suspected Alzheimer’s and 84 […]

The answer to your question could be at eXtension.org

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NEOSHO, Mo. — What do goats, oats, and personal finance have in common? If you want to know about goats or other animals, oats or other agronomy topics, or factors relating to your personal finance or health, the answers can be found at the website eXtension.org, a web-based arm of your local university cooperative extension […]

Postal Service sets holiday mail deadline

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WASHINGTON — The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to service members in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service said. “Shipping holiday packages early helps ensure that they arrive in time for the holidays,” said Pranab Shah, the vice president and managing […]

Alltech hosting dairy leaders at Global Dairy 500

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The 2010 Global Dairy 500 will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 1-4, hosted by Alltech, a global animal nutrition company. Purpose The Global Dairy 500 is designed to identify future trends of dairy production and dairy nutrition while meeting short term expectations. The program’s agenda is targeted towards dairymen interested in […]

Study: Two wheels safer than four in off-road riding, racing

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BALTIMORE — In research that may surprise off-road riding enthusiasts and safety experts, a Johns Hopkins team has found that crashes involving ATVs — four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles — are significantly more dangerous than crashes involving two-wheeled off-road motorcycles, such as those used in extreme sports like Motocross. Results The research found that victims of ATV […]

Retail staple food prices edge down

Monday, October 11, 2010

WASHINGTON — Retail food prices at the supermarket dipped slightly during the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $46.17, down $1.03 or 2 percent compared […]

PennAg forms horse council

Sunday, October 10, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — PennAg Industries Association, a leading statewide member-based agribusiness organization representing a variety of major corporate and related industry groups, recently created a horse council, which will reside under the PennAg umbrella. Horse council PennAg consists of eight industry specific councils, including the horse council. The group was developed by interested standardbred and […]

ATV safety focus of Farm Safety Week

Sunday, October 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — All-terrain vehicles provide a fun means to keep physically fit, enjoy quality family time and accomplish work. But they also pose risks, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. When combined with Pennsylvania’s many hills, forests and roads, the ATV’s ability to perform farm work and its […]

Arboretum’s roses survive tornado

Sunday, October 10, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Almost all the 1,500 heirloom roses in Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum survived the recent tornado there. “We technically lost maybe four roses,” Kelly King, the collection’s caretaker, said. King is a plant materials specialist at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. The arboretum is part of the center. […]

Drought threatens Pa. well water levels

Saturday, October 9, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — After months of very little rainfall — and with long-term weather forecasts predicting little improvement through fall and early winter — well owners across the state have begun to grow uneasy, according to a groundwater expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. All of Pennsylvania is under a drought watch, […]

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