Archive for February, 2013

Campus turns waste into biodiesel

Thursday, February 28, 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.

‘Creative capitalism’ may save the world

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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.

Foreclosure advice from the experts

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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.

Saved hay is money in the pocket

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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.

Angus bull is top gainer in Pa. test

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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.

Genetics: Stack the deck in your favor

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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.

Cellulosic ethanol plant under construction in Mont.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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.

Itchy cattle aren’t happy or healthy

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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

Outdoor furnace rules scrutinized

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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.

Ohio landowners donate ag easement

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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

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