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Study links fast food to poor academic test scores in children

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Over half of the students ate fast food one to three times per week, and more than three-quarters of the students had fast food at least once a week.

App helps educate beef industry

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The BEEFlexible app has been downloaded more than 4,000 times and has had more than 89,700 screen views since analytics tracking was inputted earlier this year.

ATI students find success with two-year bioenergy program

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Program trains students for two-year degrees in marketable fields.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 24, 2014:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The West Holmes FFA Chapter sent the senior parliamentary procedure team to the sub district parliamentary procedure contest at Indian Valley High School Nov. 20. The team placed third and the team was made up of president: Marris Hoffee; vice president: Regina Miller; secretary: Juanita Miller; treasurer: Jaeden Roloff; reporter: Payten Boring; […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 24, 2014:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Ridge Runners 4-H club assembled approximately 80 fruit baskets to give to the elderly at its monthly meeting Dec. 13. The fruit was purchased through the local FFA chapters at Cameron High School and John Marshall High School. Each family also donated to “Coats for Kids” rather than participating in a […]

New York organic program offering winter updates

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NY organic program sets winter meetings for Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10.

Needed: 11 trillion gallons of water to replenish California drought

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. — It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) — around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir — to recover from California’s continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data. The finding was part of a sobering update on the state’s drought […]

Farmer sets new corn yield record

Monday, December 22, 2014

New corn record tops 500 bushels per acre.

10 tips for beginning farmers to ride out market uncertainty

Monday, December 22, 2014

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)

Census Bureau: State and local government spending grows faster than revenue

Monday, December 22, 2014

Between 2007 and 2012, total expenditures for state and local governments increased by 18.2 percent, from $2.7 trillion to $3.2 trillion, while total revenue declined 1.1 percent over the same five-year period, from $3.1 trillion to $3.0 trillion.

Farmers, businesses get Christmas gift of tax break on equipment

Monday, December 22, 2014

Legislation allowing businesses to write off up to $500,000 of an equipment purchase made in 2014 was signed by President Barack Obama Dec. 19, and farm equipment dealers geared up for a flurry of year-end business.

Manure-spreading world record applies 4,600 tons in 24 hours

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A dedicated team of Ukrainian dairy farmers worked ‘round the clock to set the new record, spreading 4,217 metric tons of manure across 548 acres in 24 hours.

App helps farm workers locate nearest grain rescue tube

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The app is powered by GPS technology and allows for rescue crews to get to the farmer more quickly than in the past.

Learn more about vegetable grafting at symposium in Georgia

Friday, December 19, 2014

The third national vegetable grafting symposium, Growing New Roots for the Vegetable Industry, will be held Jan. 8 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium: Some wild cards for 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014

Oil is falling, transportation is changing, and who know knows what that might mean for 2015.

Vilsack abandons beef checkoff plan

Friday, December 19, 2014

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack withdrew his proposal to create a second beef checkoff program Dec. 19.

FSA disaster assistance program expanded; Jan. 14 deadline set

Friday, December 19, 2014

New options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops.

Wreaths Across America: Honoring our nation’s veterans close to home

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Volunteers with OSU Extension Master Gardeners participated in Wreaths Across America, which places wreaths on veterans’ graves.

A round-up of FFA news for the week of Dec. 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Smithville FFA chapter’s senior Parli Pro team competed at Triway High School and placed second against three other teams in the Parliamentary Procedure competition Nov. 25.

Propane: No one wants another 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A propane shortage last January left agriculture producers and home consumers scrambling to keep their home warm in one of the coldest winters in recent history.

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