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Be leery of natural remedies for diabetics

Thursday, June 10, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —Disease remedies using plant products fill the market, but most have not been tested well enough to be able to assure patients that they really work or that they are safe. Here is what is known about a few products that are often of interest to patients with diabetes. Hydroxycut There are […]

Pa. milk board approves over-order premium formula change

Thursday, June 10, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board approved a change to the formula used to calculate Pennsylvania milk dealers’ over-order premium payments to producers supplying their plants.

Be wary of backyard, designer dog breeding

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Editor: According to an article by Dog Trainer Casey Lomonaco, breeders and rescuers should be equally considered when adopting dogs. Consider this alarming statistic. Every 6 years, 67,000 puppies can come from one mother and her litter. As a canine psychologist, rescuer and educator, I ask anyone feeling compassion for abused dogs to consider this […]

Concern grows over late blight spreading to plants in Buckeye State

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

COLUMBUS — Late blight was confirmed in Pennsylvania and Kentucky in late May, generating concerns that this devastating disease of tomato and potato may soon show up in Ohio farm fields and backyard gardens. Responsible for the Irish potato famine of the 1840s, late blight has caused widespread crop damage across the United States and […]

State investigation leads to the arrest of a Carroll County ginseng dealer

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Charges lead to license revocation, $6,000 in fines, probation and forfeiture of ginseng.

Penn State ag college, Extension forced to reduce, eliminate programs and lay off people

Monday, June 7, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ten people are losing their jobs and dozens of additional positions are being eliminated through attrition as a result of budget shortfalls in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Thinking about replanting? You may want to reconsider

Saturday, June 5, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s corn planting may be nearing completion, but corn damaged from saturated soils and ponding conditions from intermittent heavy rains may need to be replanted. “There are fields that may have been adversely affected by localized ponding and protracted saturated soil conditions, along with recent hail injury,” said Peter Thomison, an Ohio […]

Pa. marcellus shale well blows out– investigation begins

Friday, June 4, 2010

Well released fracking fluid and natural gas for 16 Hours.

U.S. ethanol exports increasing

Friday, June 4, 2010

WASHINGTON — Ethanol exports have boomed in recent months, with shipments destined for dozens of energy-thirsty nations around the globe, including some in the Middle East. The U.S. has been a net importer of ethanol for the last decade, but the nation is quickly evolving into a net exporter. While this is welcomed news to […]

Scientists say nutrient management in cattle may benefit the environment

Friday, June 4, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A project conducted by a team of researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is investigating whether feeding cattle low-protein diets might result in the animals more efficiently utilizing nitrogen in their diet and reduce ammonia emissions from dairy operations. Funded by a $226,000 special grant for improved dairy management […]


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