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Zoar Festival honors 19th century wheat harvesting

Thursday, July 25, 2002

The Zoar Harvest Festival, Aug. 3-4, will commemorate the summer wheat harvest done by the 19th century German Zoar Separatists who founded Zoar Village in 1817.

Appalachians’ cancer risk, death rates higher than national average

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A study shows some Pennsylvanians in Appalachia at higher risk of death from colorectal cancer.

Corporate scandals more likely in future

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A fundamental change in American culture may be the only cure for recent corporate scandals.

Flavored-milk drinkers get more calcium, less sugar

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Don’t swear off serving flavored milk just yet. The drinks might be more helpful to your health than you realize.

Heat wave can be ‘sneaky’ killer

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Most people don’t realize that their odds for a heat-related illness go up the longer they’re exposed, climatologists say.

Link found in animal temperament, bone size

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Adding cattle to your herd? Look for big, solid animals. New research claims cCattle with fine bones may have a more skittish temperament than those with a heavier frame.

‘Locally grown’ label more important than ‘organic’ for consumers

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Consumers choose locally grown food for product freshness and to help support local small farmers – and they’re also more willing to pay a higher premium for “locally grown” than for “organic.”

Ohio, Pa. top Guernsey quiz bowl

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Youth from Ohio and Pennsylvania battled for bragging rights at the National Guernsey Youth Dairy Bowl Contest, June 22, in Sacramento, Calif.

Organic farming yields fringe benefits

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Although crop yields are lower in organic production than in convention production, overall health of the soil and related fertility seems to be stronger.

Penn State Web site for agricultural marketing and commerce

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A new Penn State Web site is linking consumers to producers in a site that’s easy for both to use.

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