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Study seeks to extend vase life of roses

Monday, February 28, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State University research intended to extend the “vase life” of roses inserts a gene from celery inside rose plants to help fight off botrytis, or petal blight, one of the rose’s major post-harvest diseases. Problem Some fungal pathogens, the bad guys that infect plants, produce a sugar alcohol called mannitol […]

Who holds our national debt?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — The national debt is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. The debt represents money the U.S. government owes to someone. But who’s that “someone”? To figure it out, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at the breakdown of our total national debt, which now stands at $14 trillion. Uncle […]

Northeastern Ohio economy showing slight signs of life

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CLEVELAND — For the third consecutive quarter since the recession began, northeast Ohio has posted year-over-year employment gains.

Pennsylvania Young Farmers recognize outstanding members

Sunday, February 27, 2011

DUBOIS, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association held its 51st annual winter conference in DuBois, Feb. 8-10, recognizing the achievements of outstanding members. Nearly 125 members participated, attending educational seminars and touring local businesses. The event was hosted by the newly re-activated Brockway Chapter of Young Farmers. Recognitions included • Outstanding Young Farmer, Over […]

Create a cash flow plan for your dairy at Penn State workshops through state

Sunday, February 27, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The perception is often that milk producers can do very little to control milk price and on-farm profitability. But, this isn’t true; producers can learn to manage risk to control their future. One-day workshops In March, Penn State Dairy Alliance will host a series of one-day workshops, Managing Your Milk Margin […]

Is there enough acreage for corn?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

URBANA, Ill. — Most of the focus on 2011 U.S. planted acreage centers on corn acreage. There are a number of reasons for that focus, said University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. “First, under the current policy regime, there is a mandate of 13 billion gallons of renewable biofuels production during the 2011-12 corn […]

Rules put Ohio veal industry in jeopardy, some producers say

Friday, February 25, 2011

A petition has been signed by farmers who say they do not plan to be in business, under current proposals.

Rogator nets $75,000 at Schrader auction

Friday, February 25, 2011

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Auctioneers Kevin Wendt and Nick Cummings of Schrader Real Estate & Auction Co., Inc. held an auction Feb. 22 in Wilmington, Ohio. Top-selling items included a 2005 Rogator that sold for $75,000, a 2004 Rogator that went for $55,000 and a 1995 IH Floater truck that sold for .$52,000 Other top sellers […]

Dangerous crime: Tampering with electric meters

Friday, February 25, 2011

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Every year, rural electric cooperatives across the country cope with thieves — folks who deliberately tamper with their electric meter to steal power. Not only is this practice extremely dangerous, it’s a serious crime that can result in hefty fines and jail time. There have been numerous cases in which consumers interfered […]

OLCSB advances dairy, beef, sheep and goat standards

Friday, February 25, 2011

Four more livestock standards available for public comments in Ohio.

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