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Senior FDA officials tour Ohio farms

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HURON, Ohio — Staff and leaders of the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association recently hosted officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and representatives of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, The Ohio State University and farmers on a tour of Ohio farms. The purpose of the May 18 tour was to show the […]

Low-cost milking parlors subject of next webinar

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Implementing low-cost milking parlor alternatives will be the topic of the next Technology Tuesdays webinar series offered by Penn State Dairy Alliance. The free online program will be held June 8 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., EDT. The live webinar session will feature two presentations that explore parlor alternatives and the […]

Guide helps farmers locate rollover structures for tractors

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Research shows that rollover protective structures, when used in combination with a seatbelt, are 98 percent effective in preventing death and serious injury in the event of a tractor overturn. Nevertheless, more than a third of tractors in use today still do not have these lifesaving structures. “We know that rollover injuries […]

Cover crops can diminish need for nitrogen fertilizer applications

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

PIKETON, Ohio – Cover crops incorporated into a continuous no-till field crop rotation can produce enough nitrogen to complement, or in some cases, replace corn nitrogen fertilizer applications, according to long-term Ohio State University Extension research. Seven years of research at Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon have found that cover crops such as […]

Stall design may affect sow behavior

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In an effort to establish welfare-friendly guidelines on how to effectively manage gestating sows, researchers at the University of Illinois are studying the impact of stall design on sow behavior and well-being. “Sows have changed,” said Janeen Salak-Johnson, U of I associate professor of animal sciences. “We need to change with them. […]

Russell N. Cook

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

LEETONIA, Ohio — Russell N. Cook, 88, of state Route 558, Leetonia, Ohio, passed away at 1:15 p.m. , May 24, 2010, at his son’s residence from complications of a stroke. Mr. Cook was born on May 18, 1922, in Fairfield Township., the son of Harley and Bula Baker Cook. He was a dairy farmer […]

Gary E. Maguire

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SHREVE, Ohio — Gary E. Maguire, 55, of Shreve, died May 22, 2010, in Ritchie County, W.Va., from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. He was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Youngstown to Edward and Madeline (Raykovich) Maguire and married Susan Ann Myers Sept. 6, 1980 in Salem, Ohio. He was a 1973 graduate of […]

James Melvin Everett

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — James Melvin “Jim” Everett, 81, of Zanesville died May 28, 2010, at Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital.

‘Food deserts’ being found in more than just cities, some in rural areas

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Food deserts are areas where the population has limited access to fresh food.

The price of freedom is high

Monday, May 31, 2010

By JUDY KOCAB Contributing Writer Every day, we hear so many numbers that we becorne numb to their significance except when the price of gas is reaching $4 a gallon. Hundreds of this, thousands of that, millions of people, cars or dollars. What does the number trillions mean, even when we think of the national […]

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