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There is no “bait and switch” in food industry

Monday, June 1, 2009

Editor: I feel mildly abused and somewhat insulted by Ms. Seabolt’s column of May 21, 2009. Having worked in the food industry most of my life, I take strong exception to the writer’s conclusion that the food industry employs some evil genius to play “bait and switch” with package contents to bilk the public. She […]

Test well water annually, especially if you have children, to make sure it’s safe

Monday, June 1, 2009

BETHESDA, Md. — Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the academy to develop these […]

June Dairy Month not time to celebrate

Monday, June 1, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — June Dairy Month marks the midpoint of 2009, a year that clearly will not be “kind” to dairy producers, said a University of Illinois Extension dairy specialist. “Dairy managers are recording huge financial losses,” said Mike Hutjens. “Milk prices dropped nearly 40 percent starting last January, reaching less than $12 per hundred […]

Veterinarians at high risk for viral, bacterial infections from animals

Sunday, May 31, 2009

AMES, Iowa — The recent H1N1 influenza epidemic has raised many questions about how animal viruses move to human populations. Potential route One potential route is through veterinarians, who, according to a new report by University of Iowa College of Public Health researchers, are at markedly increased risk of infection with zoonotic pathogens — the […]

Giant hogweed found in Butler County

Saturday, May 30, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning residents of Forward Township in Evans City, Butler County, that giant hogweed, a noxious and invasive weed that can cause blistering and scarring on the skin of susceptible people, has been confirmed in their area.

Kirk to U.S. Meat Export Federation: Trading partners must play by rules, too

Friday, May 29, 2009

WASHINGTON — In his first address to an agricultural trade association as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk told members of the U.S. Meat Export Federation that he is committed to making U.S. exports a cornerstone of the nation’s economic recovery. In order to do so, however, he emphasized trading […]

Hog producers can’t get a break

Friday, May 29, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — The H1N1 flu and rising feed prices have once again put the pork industry into deep losses, continuing the trend of “red ink” dating back to the fall of 2007. “While recovery in hog prices is expected as the world tries to return to more normal consumption, the financial stress may be […]

Free web series to address issues of uncertain times in agriculture

Friday, May 29, 2009

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — The Western Extension Committee of the Washington State University Extension Western Center for Risk Management Education will hold an interactive online webinar series on a variety of issues to help agricultural producers and other professionals better understand and deal with today’s changing economy. Multiple online sessions Titled “Ag in Uncertain Times,” […]

Ohio colleges receive research funding

Friday, May 29, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has recommended nearly $24 million in funding through the Wright Projects Program in support of near-term commercialization projects requiring major capital acquisitions and improvements at Ohio colleges and universities and nonprofit research institutions. The awards are contingent upon State Controlling Board approval. About the program The Ohio Third […]

Ohio wineries win awards in international competition

Friday, May 29, 2009

MADISON, Ohio — The wineries in Ohio’s Grand River Valley Wine Region are garnering top honors in many national and international wine competitions. The most recent announcement came from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition with both Debonne Vineyards and Ferrante Winery being awarded a Double Gold for their Riesling varietal wines. One of the […]


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