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Monthly Archives: February 2008

At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, vegetable oil bathes French fries and other foods in a golden crust. Then it plows sidewalks, powers maintenance equipment and the occasional bus.

The man who helped make computers a part of modern life — and in the process became the world’s richest person — is shifting his primary focus to dealing with the problems of the world’s poor.

In 2007, one of every 56 households in Ohio became engulfed in some stage of foreclosure. The figure, reported by the housing data firm RealtyTrac Inc., makes Ohio’s rate of foreclosures the sixth-highest in the nation.

Feed makes up 60-70 percent of the cost of running a cow-calf operation. In 2008, the University of Missouri estimated that a beef producer’s hay and winter forage accounts for 61 percent of the cow’s annual feed costs.

ThePennsylvania Department of Agriculture just announced the 56-day weight results for Pennsylvania’s Bull Testing Program being held at the Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County.

Bulls are essential, but they’re not the whole ball game in herd genetics. Traits can be influenced more readily if your breeding program takes into account both the paternal and maternal sides of the equation.

AE Biofuels, Inc., an advanced energy company that is developing next-generation ethanol and biodiesel production worldwide, recently announced that it has begun construction of an integrated cellulose and starch ethanol commercial demonstration facility in Butte, Mont.

As spring approaches, many cattle have increasing numbers of lice on them according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

In response to a growing demand for outdoor wood-fired boilers and increasing complaints from neighbors who live near them, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has drafted rules to ensure that these boilers are operated in a way that minimizes smoky particle emissions.

Two Union County landowners, Don and Marge Bailey, recently donated a permanent agricultural easement on their farm, totaling 104 acres.