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Pennsylvania bill would levy fee on gas drilling

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Introduced by Pa. state Sen. Joseph Scarnati, R-25th, the proposed legislation, S.B. 1100, would earmark the funding to reimburse Pennsylvania’s counties and municipalities affected by drilling, statewide conservation efforts, as well as environmental and infrastructure projects.

Packard Museum in Warren features micro cars exhibit

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WARREN, Ohio — The National Packard Museum has opened an all-new special exhibit: Micro Cars: Mini Wonders. This display runs now through July 10. The exhibit highlights 19 of the smallest and most unusual cars and trucks built in America and Europe between 1915 and 1984. History First produced around World War I when supply […]

Physical conditioning important for previously idle horses

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. — In movies it is not unusual to see a cowboy ride his horse forever, through all types of weather and terrain; in reality, horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform as needed. “The general design of an equine conditioning program — especially for horses that have been relatively […]

Farm and Dairy’s Just Say Cheese photo contest

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June is National Dairy Month, so we figured, why not celebrate? In honor of our love for all things dairy — “dairy” is half of our namesake, after all — Farm and Dairy wants your best dairy-related photos.

Remember why Tobey Farmer died

Monday, May 30, 2011

On this Memorial Day, remember Abraham Lincoln’s challenge: “It is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus so nobly advanced.”

Research turns steel mill waste into bricks

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Scientists are reporting successful testing of a new way of using a troublesome byproduct of the global steel industry as raw materials for bricks that can be used in construction projects.

Treatment options for osteoporosis

Saturday, May 28, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mineral density and structural deterioration of bone, leading to bone weakness and increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis should not be confused with osteoarthritis, which is a wear and tear disease of the joints.

Stone Laboratory adds history, science to Put-in-Bay vacation

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Families will have many opportunities to learn about Lake Erie research, environmental issues that affect the lake, and the history of Put-in-Bay throughout the summer, thanks to several tours and programs hosted by Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory.

Expert offers pointers for managing input costs on dairy farms this year

Friday, May 27, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — While rising feed prices and other production costs, are putting pressure on the Indiana dairy industry, a Purdue Extension dairy specialist says there may be ways for dairy farmers to reduce their on-farm input expenses. “The three biggest input costs for dairies are feed, labor and replacement heifers,” said Mike Schutz. […]

Risk management tools especially valuable this year

Friday, May 27, 2011

For the main story on the state meeting, click here. REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — This could be one of the years when farm support programs are most needed, and the reason for making them available, most clear. At the May 26 meeting, several farmers addressed the variables that make their business especially vulnerable, with weather at […]

Penn State’s multipurpose cover-crop seeder handles three passes in one

Friday, May 27, 2011

A cover-crop seeder designed by Penn State agricultural scientists that can plant seed, add herbicides and spray fertilizer in a single trip might also improve corn yields.

LSU researchers study use of river sediment to repair coast

Friday, May 27, 2011

BATON ROUGE, La. — As the already gargantuan body of water swells beyond its normal human-made boundaries, the state of Louisiana is starting to see impact after having seen the damage already done to states from Missouri to Mississippi.

ODNR creates website to address shale development

Friday, May 27, 2011

Recognizing the importance of providing accurate information regarding shale development in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management launched an enhanced oil and gas Web page that focuses on shale development.

Going local doesn’t solve environmental, health issues

Friday, May 27, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — To David Cleveland, a professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara, it seemed as though Santa Barbara County would be a great example of what many are advocating as a solution to the problems of a conventional agrifood network — a local food system.

Raw or cooked? Depends on what nutrients you need

Friday, May 27, 2011

Which is better for you: raw or cooked vegetables? The answer, according to Tammy Roberts, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension, may surprise some people.

Ohio ag officials discuss worst growing season to date

Thursday, May 26, 2011

“We all know that we’re in very unusual conditions, but I just want to stress that they are extremely unusual conditions …”

Vacation with us… Maruskin

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Joe Maruskin, of Canfield, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along while skiing in Keystone, Colo., March 20. Joe is pictured at 11,500 feet overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Joe’s wife, Debbie, and daughter, Katie, were also along.

Vacation with us… Hill

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sandy and Janice Hill, of Salem, Ohio, went on a Caribbean cruise in February. In St. Thomas, the couple, along with Farm and Dairy, took a tour of the historic Blackbeard’s Castle, a real pirate tower.

Vacation with us… Ebie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Travis and Kelsea Ebie went to the Smoky Mountains for spring break. They brought Farm and Dairy along for the ride.

Vacation with us… Duma and friends

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This group went on a Caribbean Valentine’s cruise Feb. 13-20, and Farm and Dairy sure did feel the love!

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