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‘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.

Reward few who got it right

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Reader says reward the few FBI agents who wanted to investigate Zacarias Moussaoui.

Study: Manure storage covers reduce odors by an average of 45 percent

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A two-year research study funded by the pork checkoff shows that use of a geotextile cover reduced odors from manure storage by an average of 45 percent.

West Nile virus: Protection advice for humans and horses

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Reduce West Nile virus risks by eliminating mosquito breeding sites on your property, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar water-holding containers.

Wild horse adoption to be televised

Thursday, July 18, 2002

The Bureau of Land Management is offering individuals the chance to adopt horses, burros and mules gathered in Nevada, California and Arizona during a televised adoption Aug. 16.

“Cities, suburbs and countryside” in Cleveland Oct. 8

Thursday, July 11, 2002

The National Preservation Conference will be in Cleveland October 8-13.

Butler County, Pa.: Easement sales preserve farmland

Thursday, July 11, 2002

A 161-acre farm in Adams Township will be the first farm in Butler County to sell easements to preserve farmland.

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