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Ford pioneers use of soy oil in rubber car parts

Sunday, July 18, 2010

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Company’s biomaterial researchers have engineered a patent-pending formula to use renewable soy oil to improve rubber car parts and make them more environmentally friendly. By using renewable soy oil as a 25 percent replacement for petroleum oil, Ford researchers more than doubled rubber’s stretchability and reduced its environmental impact. Soy-based […]

Some Pa. counties looking to zoning to provide controls over gas drilling

Friday, July 16, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale-gas epoch still in its infancy, some experts doubt we have seen one-tenth of what is yet to come and recommend that municipalities brace themselves for rapid change. “People who are not in the Marcellus areas have no clue how big this is going to be,” said Kurt […]

Low milk prices may spur more consolidation of Pa. dairy farms

Friday, July 16, 2010

the dairy industry is still huge and thriving in the Keystone State

Ohio native named National Shorthorn Lassie Queen

Friday, July 16, 2010

The National Shorthorn Lassie Queen will attend the 2010 National Shorthorn Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Web tool makes job searches for ag positions easier

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has launched an online registry allowing the public to retrieve information about temporary agricultural jobs that fall under the H-2A program. The new tool was developed in compliance with regulations implemented by the department March 15. The H-2A job registry provides a single point of entry for the […]

Girls learn math is invaluable in most career fields

Thursday, July 15, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Recently, a group of middle school girls learned about the math involved in becoming an agricultural entrepreneur during a trip to the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm. Campus event Their trip was a part of a UK Math in Agriculture day. Math in Agriculture was just one day of the three-day […]

Jersey breed milk products may have least impact on environment

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cheese production from Jersey milk reduces environmental impact.

We need to stop HSUS

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Editor; As an exotic animal owner/breeder, I take great pride in being able to own, raise and sell animals to other responsible animal owners. All my animals meet and/or exceed state and federal guidelines in housing and care. On June 30, Gov. Ted Strickland, the Ohio Farm Bureau and the HSUS held a meeting, with […]

Waterman property being transformed into conservation lab

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

COLUMBUS — A working farm just west of The Ohio State University campus and nestled in the heart of metro Columbus is being transformed into a learning laboratory of best management practices for water quality protection and whole farm sustainability. Grant money A $194,324 grant from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and local matching dollars totaling […]

Cooperatives Working Together accepts latest round of herd retirements

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ARLINGTON, W. Va. — Cooperatives Working Together has tentatively accepted 194 bids in its latest herd retirement, representing 34,442 cows and 653,893,409 million pounds of milk. Farmers had submitted a total of 209 herd retirement bids to CWT. CWT’s three herd retirements last year were the primary reason why U.S. cow numbers dropped steeply in […]

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