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Tumors in hiding beware: This radiologist will find you anywhere

Monday, June 8, 2009

Detecting liver cancer in an old dog is not an easy task. To begin, many old dogs have what is called nodular hyperplasia. Benign masses grow on their liver, rarely causing complications. However, these friendly masses cannot be differentiated from malignant tumors without a biopsy, an invasive procedure to remove cells from the body for […]

Farm tours demonstrate sustainability in agricultural production systems

Monday, June 8, 2009

COLUMBUS — From touring an organic vineyard near Lake Erie to an organic vegetable and cannery operation on the Ohio River, there’s something for everyone at this year’s 2009 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour Series. Learn more. The farm tours are for anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainable farming in Ohio, according to […]

Wheat will most likely benefit from sign up extension for ACRE program

Monday, June 8, 2009

COLUMBUS — Among the major U.S. field crop commodities, wheat is the crop most likely to benefit from the extension to enroll in the new Average Crop Revenue Election farm support program introduced in the 2008 farm bill. Extension The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1 […]

Counterproductive to include agricultural operations

Monday, June 8, 2009

Editor: I would like to comment on Al Cross’ article about USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s push to add carbon credits for agriculture to the proposed “cap and trade” system. If the Climate Bill is truly designed to improve the environment, then it would be counterproductive to include agricultural operations, particularly any livestock operations to the […]

National horse show returns to Harrisburg

Monday, June 8, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 64th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show is set to return to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg Oct. 8-17. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show features hunter-jumper equestrian competition. The show attracts the nation’s top horses and riders each year. Junior Weekend As is tradition, Junior Weekend, Oct. 8-11, will […]

NRCS funding to improve watershed

Monday, June 8, 2009

CELINA, Ohio — The Natural Resources Conservation Service has $1 million available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help improve the water quality of Grand Lake St. Marys.

Seminar to offer food exporting tips

Monday, June 8, 2009

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio agribusiness owners can learn how to grow their business through exporting at a seminar provided in partnership by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA.

Potential is there for small fruit crops

Monday, June 8, 2009

PIKETON, Ohio — From jostaberries to winegrapes to pawpaws, new crop and on-farm diversification opportunities abound for southern Ohio farmers. An Ohio State University Extension workshop on these and other crop alternatives will be offered June 18 at OSU South Centers at Piketon. When and where “New Crop Alternatives” will be held from 6 p.m. […]

Make your cheese and eat it, too

Monday, June 8, 2009

MERCER, Pa. — Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council has 15 openings for a three-day cheese making training course, July 1-3 at the Trinity Church in Mercer, Pa. The course is available to those in the area interested in learning how to produce farmstead cheese for retail sale. This hands-on training course will feature […]

NASA satellite being used for crop forecasting

Monday, June 8, 2009

WASHINGTON — Soil moisture is essential for seeds to germinate and for crops to grow. But record droughts and scorching temperatures in certain parts of the globe in recent years have caused soil to dry up, crippling crop production. The falling food supply in some regions has forced prices upward, pushing staple foods out of […]

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