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Is sitting bad for your health? It might be worse than you think…

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Think you’re healthy because you work out? Although your exercise regimen is good for your body, it may not be enough to counteract the negative effects of sitting.

Forget the woolly worm, here’s what real experts predict about winter weather

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Are we going to have a bad winter? No strong climate pattern influence anticipated through upcoming winter season.

Keeping pets safe when preparing household for cold weather

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cold weather is here and it’s time to winterize the car, pull out the space heaters, and thwart invading rodents. For pet owners, however, these common seasonal activities should be approached with caution because of the potential hazards for pets.

Pa. Farm Bureau honors Richard Pallman and Richard Mains

Friday, November 22, 2013

Richard Pallman of Lackawanna County and Cumberland County farmer Richard Mains received two of Pa. Farm Bureau’s top awards.

Farm bill by 2014? Maybe … maybe not

Friday, November 22, 2013

New farm bill clear as mud as Congress breaks for recess.

Search for what makes a tasty tomato

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tomatoes are a $2 billion crop in the U.S., but a common complaint is that the varieties in supermarkets often lack the flavor of locally grown varieties.

To improve flavor, breeders need to know more about the types of tomatoes that hold the greatest potential for enhancing taste.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Farm and Dairy

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It’s that time of year again: the time that we acknowledge all of the things we’re thankful for.

EPA awards grant to Ohio Lake Erie Commission

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission to study the causes of harmful algal blooms and low oxygen levels in Lake Erie.

Brooklyn Farmer: New York’s urban farming scene is growing roots

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Brookyln Farmer is a short film documenting the months of effort by Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming company, to turn an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” Whether or not that’s the case, the farm project feels like a massive undertaking.

Bees, honey, supplies: Queen Right Colonies is a beekeeper’s destination

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

For most people, just one bee landing on an arm is enough to induce fear — if not panic. Imagine, if you can, a half-million. That’s about how many Lorain County beekeeper Denzil St. Clair figures he had on him in 2006, when he competed for the Guinness World Book of Records for most bees on one person.

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