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Meat Animal Research Center marks 50 years

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fifty years ago Congress approved legislation that began the transfer of a Naval Ammunition Depot to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, thus creating the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center at Clay Center.

Top Farmer Conference helps farmers improve operations

Friday, June 13, 2014

Corn Belt farmers and agribusiness managers can learn strategies to adapt to a changing business environment at Purdue University’s annual Top Farmer Conference July 15-16.

Penn State Extension develops new water quality app

Friday, June 13, 2014

Penn State Extension is offering an innovative new mobile device application — or app — called “H2OSolutions,” to help private water system owners and professionals evaluate wells, springs and cisterns.

Reader concerned over buying influence

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Editor: The Dairy Excel article in the June 5 edition of the Farm and Dairy by Dr. Normand St-Pierre called “Battling the phobia of GMO’s” was an absolute misuse of a psychological term to belittle critics of Monsanto. Monsanto belongs to ALEC an organization which buys influence for corporations. As David R. Resnick, Bioethicist, National […]

Aerial planting makes cover crops more interesting and practical

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cover crops are an old topic, but the benefits are worth repeating.

Pork Checkoff announces new audit platform

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DES MOINES — After more than a year of industry collaboration, the National Pork Board recently shared plans for a new common industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors. The program will use the existing Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program as its foundation and expand on it to serve as a […]

Satellite shows high productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GREENBELT, Md. — Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere’s growing season, the Midwest region of the U.S. boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy glow Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed […]

EPA funding will clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Several western Pennsylvania communities will share in a nationwide total of $67 million in brownfields funding announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties.

PEDv; USDA offers funds for swine virus reporting and research

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The number of market-ready hogs this summer could fall by more than 10 percent because of PEDv.

Ten things you should know about ticks

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during “picnic season” — a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks — the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, in Millbrook, N.Y., and program director Sam Scheiner of NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology. Below are their insights.

Census Bureau Report: South and West have fastest-growing cities

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Austin has been the capital of Texas since 1839, and in 2013 the area became the nation’s capital for population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released.

Fall Cankerworms make major May appearance in West Virginia

Friday, June 6, 2014

Two million acres in eastern Virginia are experiencing an unprecedented outbreak, and cankerworm populations there are showing no sign of collapse.

Walter E. Watson

Thursday, June 5, 2014

HANOVERTON, Ohio — Walter E. Watson, 95, died June 1, 2014, at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Wellsville, Ohio, to the late Walter and Florence May (Thompson) Watson.

He married Doris Eleanor McKarns on June 15, 1946. She preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2004.

Mr. Watson lived in the Salineville area before moving to Hanoverton in 1954. He retired from Loudon Ford in 1983 after 36 years.

Webinars for veterinarians, farmers to cover organic livestock grazing

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Participants will learn how to perform an on-farm risk assessment, or audit, to identify and rank risk factors associated with herd health and performance.

Historical society names Mahoning Valley historic preservation award winners announced

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN — The Historic Preservation Committee of the MVHS board of directors has announced the winners of the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. These awards honor those in Mahoning and Trumbull counties who take an active role in preserving historic buildings, sites, and districts. The categories and winners are as follows: Commercial Revitalization Award • Erie […]

National Dairy Shrine names winners

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DENMARK, Wis. — The National Dairy Shrine has announced the winners of the Guest of Honor, Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder, Pioneer, Progressive Dairy Manager and Graduate Dairy Production awards for 2014. These awards were designed to honor past, present and future dairy industry leaders who have contributed to strengthening and energizing the dairy industry. Bernard […]

Delayed planting increases need to scout for pests

Monday, June 2, 2014

In addition to cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil and black cutworm, crop growers need to be on the lookout for slugs, especially in fields with a history of slug damage

Extension educator lending a hand to rural farmers in Mozambique, Africa

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I had the opportunity to assist corn and soybean farmers near the town of Catandica in west central Mozambique in Africa on my third CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer assignment.

Combined wool pools set for Lawrence and Mercer counties

Friday, May 30, 2014

In an effort to make the two northwest Pennsylvania Wool Pools more efficient in labor management, equipment, and better on their wool poolers, the Mercer County and Lawrence County Pennsylvania Sheep and Wool Growers Directors have voted to combine their wool pools starting in 2014.

Measles outbreak could be linked to immunization fears

Friday, May 30, 2014

Childhood immunizations for measles have practically eliminated outbreaks of the disease in North America. However, outbreaks of the disease in North America started to pop up in 2013 and 2014. In Ohio, there are 17 reported cases in Ashland County; 6 reported cases in Coshocton County; 18 reported cases in Holmes County; 86 reported cases in Knox County; 1 reported case in Richland County and 1 reported case in Wayne County.

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