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A roundup of 4-H news for the week of August 2, 2012:

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The Hicks & Hayseeds 4-H club from Hanoverton used a “superstar” theme to build their silent auction basket for this year’s county fair. For the past year, members have been writing letters to stars in the entertainment, business and sports worlds asking for donations. Club members have written 60 letters and have […]

Summit County Fair sale 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Check out the sale results from the 2012 Summit County Fair.

New biotech foods have direct consumer benefit

Monday, July 30, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announcedthat it is now accepting comments on Okanagan Specialty Fruits Arctic® Apples.

Glyphosate-resistant ‘superweeds’ may be less susceptible to diseases

Sunday, July 29, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Scientists searching for clues to understand how superweeds obtain resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate may have been missing a critical piece of information, a Purdue University study shows. RoundUp Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer sold under the name RoundUp, is the most widely used herbicide in the […]

‘Twilight tour’ draws record crowd to Pine Tree Dairy in Ohio’s Wayne Co.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The family-run operation includes 40 members of the Steiner family, and is a contributor in the local economy.

Dry summer is a reminder to plan for worst, be thankful for rain

Friday, July 27, 2012

,As I sit here today thinking about what to write … I look out my office window to the brown grass. That’s when it came to me. Water, one of the most important resources to human survival, how do we deal with a shortage or drought? What are the potential consequences? I remember the drought […]

Researchers’ road trip reveals vibrancy of America’s religious life

Friday, July 27, 2012

A road trip across the U.S. to gather information for a book on religious faith steered two Penn State researchers through a spiritual landscape that was as diverse and vibrant as America’s scenery.

Farm Bureau asks to join poultry farmer’s lawsuit against EPA

Friday, July 27, 2012

Taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency in support of a Farm Bureau member, the American Farm Bureau Federation recently filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit concerning EPA’s authority to regulate poultry and livestock farms under the Clean Water Act.

National Katahdin Association welcomes all shepherds to Wooster

Friday, July 27, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — Katahdin Hair Sheep International (KHSI) and the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association are hosting the 2012 KHSI Expo in Wooster, Ohio, Aug. 10-11. Everyone is welcome Sheep raisers of all breeds, friends and families are invited to register for a special day-long educational program Aug. 10 that will feature nationally recognized presenters. […]

Dairy researchers identify bacterial spoilers in milk through new study

Friday, July 27, 2012

Our days of crying over spoiled milk could be over, thanks to Cornell food scientists.

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