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Citizens’network tracks birds in Gulf

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. — As oil continues to gush into the ocean from the Deepwater Horizon well, Gulf Coast bird watchers are taking action by surveying beaches and marshes for birds. Tracking By entering their counts at, they are helping scientists track hundreds of species that could be affected as the oil spreads toward land. […]

Seed corn aid comes just in time for Haitians

Friday, May 21, 2010

HOUSTON — Some 4,500 Haitian farmers without the means to buy seed will now be planting new corn crops, and just in time. A Texas-based charity is distributing seed corn throughout rural Haiti to stem growing concern of a local food crisis and support agriculture in an economy struggling to find its footing. Planting season […]

Longhorn Tours cattle ranch starts tour season June 1

Friday, May 21, 2010

BARNESVILLE, Ohio — Longhorn Tours of Dickinson Cattle Co. will begin its eighth season June 1. Longhorn Tours is open to the pubic from June 1 to September 1, and May to October by appointment. Special rates are given for groups of 20 – 40. Guests board a bus for a 75-minute narrated educational excursion […]

Researchers find mechanism that may stop E. coli from developing in cattle

Friday, May 21, 2010

DALLAS — Microbiologists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, working with the Department of Agriculture, have identified a potential target in cattle that could be exploited to help prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses caused by a nasty strain of Escherichia coli. Completed study In the study, researchers interfered with a genetic sensing mechanism […]

Annual summer tour spotlights Ohio organic and sustainable farms

Friday, May 21, 2010

COLUMBUS — A series of free public tours will be hosted this summer on some of Ohio’s top sustainable and organic farms. The tours are sponsored by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Innovative Farmers of Ohio and the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team. Educating Ohio Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and […]

Grants approved for study of deep geology in Ohio

Thursday, May 20, 2010

COLUMBUS – With likely federal regulation of carbon dioxide emissions on the horizon, the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority took action at its May meeting to advance the state’s understanding of the suitability of its deep geology for the sequestration of CO2. Use Sequestration is widely viewed as a leading option for disposing of CO2 […]

Erosion, sediment control regulations impact more of life than you think

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I have a bad habit of assuming that everyone knows all there is to know about erosion/sediment control– that it fascinates and holds the attention of everyone. How could people not want to hear everything there is to know about stuff that is everywhere yet blends into the scenery so easily? I just happen to […]

Wisconsin cow named Holstein star of the breed

Thursday, May 20, 2010

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Eskdale Dundee Marcia Mona has been named Holstein Association USA‘s 2009 Star of the Breed. In its third year, this award recognizes the total package — a Holstein cow that excels in both the show ring and milking barn. Mona is owned by Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. of Newton, Wis. Sired by […]

Food Institute to host webinar on sustainability

Thursday, May 20, 2010

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — The Food Institute, in cooperation with The Hartman Group, will host an upcoming webinar titled Redefining Value: The Framework for Understanding Sustainability. This helpful review will take place June 10 at 12 .p.m. EST. The duration of the presentation will be one hour. Statistics The Hartman Group study highlighted in […]

Research recommends starting cattle on corn, finishing on co-products

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — The traditional practice of finishing cattle on corn may not be the only way to achieve high marbling, a desirable characteristic of quality beef. Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that high-quality beef and big per-head profits can be achieved by starting early-weaned cattle on corn and finishing them on […]


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