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Thursday, December 27, 2007

For the past five years, Farm and Dairy has sponsored a holiday writing contest for youth and adults.

New year has to be better for many

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Not all gifts come wrapped in ribbons and bows. There is no gift like peace of mind for those who are embattled and bone-tired.

Mail bag a mixed holiday blessing

Thursday, December 27, 2007

‘Tis the warm-wish sending season; the once-a-year time when family, friends and former neighbors post colorful cards and newsy letters to the lovely Catherine and me detailing their lives since last Christmas.

Program helps you establish a plan

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Over the past year, there have been many articles that have discussed practices to improve pasture productivity, and those that have a positive influence on the environment.

Help newborn calves survive the cold

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sounds like something from an old almanac, but I just made it up. While some calves seemingly do get a long and fluffy hair coat overnight, the more important cue of that chill for calf feeders is to feed baby calves more.

Special Pets, Special Memories

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The doll carriage I played with as a child was made of real, woven wicker painted white, with a bonnet that swiveled to either head or foot.

All Wii we want for Christmas

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Every 20 seconds in America a child suffers an almost unimaginable fate. They discover that life is not, in fact, fair.

Why were cattle prices strong in 2007?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Kansas slaughter steer prices are on track to establish a new record high of about $93/hundredweight in 2007.

Swine flu has avian flu genes

Thursday, December 27, 2007

AMES, Iowa – Researchers have identified a new strain of swine influenza – H2N3 – which belongs to the group of H2 influenza viruses that last infected humans during the 1957 pandemic.

So, exactly what are carbon offsets?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – While most Americans are aware that they increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by burning fossil fuel to drive their cars and heat their homes, they tend to think less about the greenhouse impacts of other daily activities.

New tool breeds kinder, gentler cows

Thursday, December 27, 2007

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The American Angus Association recently released a new research docility genetic evaluation.

‘Mad cow’ found in Canadian herd

Thursday, December 27, 2007

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a 13-year-old beef cow from Alberta.

Inconvenient truth: U.S. gas emissions are down

Thursday, December 27, 2007

WASHINGTON – Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 7,075.6 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent in 2006, a decrease of 1.

Grain prices up, hog prices way down

Thursday, December 27, 2007

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The November winter wheat price for Ohio was $6.58 per bushel, down 83 cents from October but $2.

For healthy horses, avoid cranking the barn’s heat

Thursday, December 27, 2007

STILLWATER, Okla. – Horse owners who use heated barns to keep water from freezing and protect horses from cold temperatures during late fall and winter should remember supplemental heat can cause problems if used incorrectly.

Children shouldn’t be on ATVs

Thursday, December 27, 2007

CHICAGO – All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) pose a serious risk of injury and even death, according to the largest study ever conducted of ATV injuries in children.

Agriculture to see huge impacts from energy bill

Thursday, December 27, 2007

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – President Bush signed into law Dec. 19

Fence law could change relationships

Thursday, December 27, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Ohio’s line fence law, with roots and reasons dating back more than 100 years, may be about to change.

John Christy is my new hero

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Last week, I had never heard of John Christy. This week, he’s my hero. Christy is the director of the


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