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Should I exit the cow/calf industry?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BLACKSBURG, Va. — In March 2012, the prices of feeder cattle reached record highs. By mid-July 2012, the severe drought in the Midwest and the Plains had caused soybean and corn prices to reach record high prices. Feeder cattle prices have declined due to the record grain prices and forced liquidation of herds due to […]

Enter the Blue Ribbon Moments photo contest

Thursday, October 4, 2012

There’s still time to enter our Blue Ribbon Moments photo contest. Don’t wait, the contest will be ending soon!

Research finds food that fights cancer in humans

Friday, September 28, 2012

Recent food-based research has discovered fruits and vegetables contain natural cancer-fighting capabilities when consumed appropriately.

National guidelines urge doctors to ease on antibiotics

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

COLUMBUS — Sinus infection sufferers may see a change during their doctors appointments this cold and allergy season as new national guidelines urge doctors to do less prescribing and more educating. As many as 45 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic sinus infections each year. After decades of overprescribing antibiotics, at a cost […]

Political ads? We tune out the opposition

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

COLUMBUS — A recent study examined people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads — and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs. In the last days of the 2008 campaign, researchers had 15 people watch a variety of actual ads for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his Democratic […]

White House honors 11 people for food security work in U.S and globally

Saturday, September 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — Recently the White House welcomed 11 Champions of Change who have committed themselves to strengthening food security in the U.S. and around the world. Today, almost 1 billion people do not have access to a sufficient supply of nutritious and safe food, and 16 million children in the U.S. experience food insecurity each […]

Temple Grandin to speak at grazing conference

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SOMERSET, Pa. — Southwest Pennsylvania Project Grass is hosting a grazing conference in Indiana, Pa. Oct. 11-12. The first day of the event will be held at the Kovalchick Complex and will feature speakers who will speak on grazing. The second day of the event includes a combination of demonstrations held at the Indiana Fair […]

Outdoor wildlife recreation is worth big bucks

Thursday, September 6, 2012

According to the results of the recently released 2011 National survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, more people than ever (16 and older) participated in wildlife recreation. Hunter numbers (13.7 million) grew 9 percent from 2006 to 2011. The number of anglers (33.1 million) increased 11 percent during the same time period. And the number […]

Summer of 2012: Too hot to handle?

Friday, August 10, 2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This past June, more than 170 all-time U.S. heat records were tied or broken — many of them originally set in the historically hotter months of July and August. And with a drought plaguing much of the country, the ground is as dry and crispy as a saltine cracker. Widespread drought By […]

Kids with stressed parents eat more junk

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — In a tight economy, with fewer jobs, many people end up working harder and sacrificing more to stay employed. A new study finds that one of those sacrifices is sometimes their own and their family’s nutrition. While prior studies have implicated working mothers in providing less healthy family food environments, this is one […]

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