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Nations agree to climate change accord in Denmark

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — President Barack Obama committed the United States to cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and by more than 80 percent by 2050.

Vacation with us … Kelly

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Michael Kelly of Bradenville, Pa., took Farm and Dairy along on his family vacation to Anchorage, Alaska.

Vacation with us … Potter

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Don Potter of Marietta, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along with him to Litchfield Beach, S.C., to join his family vacation. Pictured with Don, holding Farm and Dairy, are his brothers Bob, Jim, Mark and Chuck.

Vacation with us … Wells

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

James Wells of Grafton, Ohio, traveled to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, with Farm and Dairy in hand.

Dual discoveries open door for research

Monday, December 21, 2009

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Researchers at DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children have identified a new disease, one never previously described in medical literature, and also discovered the gene associated with the disease. The study will appear in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Heng Wang, a physician scientist […]

Successes and challenges in personalized medicine

Monday, December 21, 2009

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers in Congress debated health care reform, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and other top thinkers suggested at AAAS that personalized medicine and other future health strategies could someday improve care and bring down medical costs. Current forecasts find that health costs are rising so fast, Collins said, that medical […]

Machine visually inspects strawberry plants

Monday, December 21, 2009

PITTSBURGH — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center have developed a plant-sorting machine that uses computer vision and machine learning to inspect and grade harvested strawberry plants and then mechanically sort them by quality — tasks that until now could only be done manually. Field test In a successful field test this […]

New ways to control honeybee parasite

Monday, December 21, 2009

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies. The researchers for the first time were able to produce in the laboratory proteins that help channel sodium ions through cell membranes of parasites known as Varroa mites. Key finding The research, […]

Program helps keep farmers safe

Monday, December 21, 2009

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health said it has made safe the 700th tractor via its innovative rollover protection system rebate program, the only program of its kind in the U.S. Cattaraugus County fruit farmer Dave Wilbur’s International tractor was retrofitted with the assistance of the program, bringing the […]

Task force recommends structural change

Monday, December 21, 2009

DENVER — The cattle industry is in the fight of its life, and members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are considering a structure change that would allow the nation’s largest cattle organization to quickly and efficiently address industry challenges without sacrificing grassroots input. Recommended The change is being recommended by producers and state organization […]

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