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Farmers market chickens have higher levels of bacteria, says study

Friday, July 26, 2013

Whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness compared to raw, whole chickens from grocery stores in the region, according to a small scale study by researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Supplemental forage cover crops can add grazing or haying options in fall

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pasture growth has been tremendous so far this year, but late summer heat and dry spells can change conditions quickly.

Wayne County Dairy Twilight Tour goes robotic

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — More milk, reduced labor needs and calm cows are just a few of the benefits of the robotic milkers at Ro-La-Sue Dairy in Wooster.  Owned and operated by Clifford and Rod Scheibe and family, the farm was the site for the 2013 Dairy Twilight Tour, sponsored by the Wayne County Dairy Service […]

Shale gas: Initial study results show fracking may be safe for drinking water

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Preliminary study results show that no chemicals used for fracking on natural gas drilling well sites have contaminated any drinking water aquifers at the site.

Newly discovered wild strawberry adds variety to commercial strawberries

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A recently discovered wild strawberry provides new genetic material for plant research and may lead to a new class of commercial strawberries, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist.

Carroll County 2013 youth fair livestock auction results

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Carroll County youth livestock auction could have suffered through Ohio’s heat wave, but prior to the beginning of the youth livestock auction, a thunderstorm rocked the fairgrounds and cooled the temperature. Puddles and mud became a welcome replacement to the oppressive heat.

Ohio State lab working with PED swine virus to develop unique test

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Food animal health researchers with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are looking for a unique way to test and trace the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).

The swine disease was found for the first time in the U.S. in April, and has since impacted hundreds of hog operations in 15 states, including Ohio and Indiana.

New drought-protecting chemical may be new tool in plant protection

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A research team has found a new drought-protecting chemical that shows high potential for becoming a powerful tool for crop protection.

Bean family shows grand champion at Western Pa. Holstein Championship

Monday, July 22, 2013

Rolling-Spring Holsteins, the Bean family of Franklin, Pa., earned premier breeder and premier exhibitor honors at this year’s Western Pa. Holstein Championship Show.

Hively, Houlette inducted into Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame will enshrine Curtis F. Hively and Carey Augustus Houlette July 30.

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