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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.

Beekeepers get a boost from funding

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nearly 1,000 West Virginia beekeepers are beginning to reap the benefits of $200,000 in funding authorized last year by the state legislature to help the apiary industry recover from drought- and freeze-related losses last year.

The ultimate “answer” Web site

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kansas State University Research and Extension is a partner in a groundbreaking new Web site, eXtension.org.

Look it up: Latest edition of ag thesaurus online

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The USDA National Agricultural Library has published 2008 editions of its National Agricultural Library Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary of Agricultural Terms in both Spanish and English.

Geauga County: Still no answers in steer dispute

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The stepsisters who used their 4-H steer calves as walking billboards to protest the way the Geauga County fair board is handling the discovery of drugs in last year’s champion still don’t know if they’ll be allowed to participate in the 2008 fair.

Del Muls grant first farm easement in Ashtabula Co.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently accepted its first permanent agricultural easement donation in Ashtabula County from landowners Henry and Louise Del Mul.

Pa. couple earns Conservation Farm of the Year

Thursday, February 28, 2008

WARREN, Pa. — Aggravation Acres, owned and operated by Vicki and Rich Gilkinson, was named as the Conservation Farm of the Year recently at the Warren County Conservation District annual meeting at the Jefferson DeFrees Center. The award was accepted by the couple’s daughter, Wendy Gilkinson. The Gilkinsons operate a 60-cow dairy farm on approximately […]

Program focuses on grass-fed products

Thursday, February 28, 2008

A new grass-fed beef and lamb initiative in Ohio is reaching out to both sides of the market.

Don’t take our technology: Farmers talk to legislators

Thursday, February 28, 2008

TOWNVILLE, Pa. — The brisk, single-digit temperatures of the winter morning didn’t deter farmers, legislators or the media from gathering at Apple Shamrock Farm to learn about the impact of technology on modern-day agriculture. Crawford County Farm Bureau invited state and federal lawmakers and the media from Erie to Butler to a forum to show […]

Orchard pruning requires that human touch

Thursday, February 28, 2008

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Anybody who believes that apple or other orchard-fruit growing is a seasonal job with a winter vacation would be surprised if they went out to the orchards and saw the work going on in the dead of winter. Orchard fruit growing is about nine months of perpetration and maintenance and three […]

The subscription king retires

Thursday, February 28, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Forty-five years ago, Wayne Hammond walked into the Farm and Dairy office and made an offer we couldn’t refuse: Let me sell subscriptions out in the field. It sounded good to Ruth Henry, who handled circulation at the time, so they worked out a deal, “and I took off,” Hammond said. “I […]

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