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Erosion, sediment control regulations impact more of life than you think

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I have a bad habit of assuming that everyone knows all there is to know about erosion/sediment control– that it fascinates and holds the attention of everyone. How could people not want to hear everything there is to know about stuff that is everywhere yet blends into the scenery so easily? I just happen to […]

Wisconsin cow named Holstein star of the breed

Thursday, May 20, 2010

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Eskdale Dundee Marcia Mona has been named Holstein Association USA‘s 2009 Star of the Breed. In its third year, this award recognizes the total package — a Holstein cow that excels in both the show ring and milking barn. Mona is owned by Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc. of Newton, Wis. Sired by […]

Food Institute to host webinar on sustainability

Thursday, May 20, 2010

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — The Food Institute, in cooperation with The Hartman Group, will host an upcoming webinar titled Redefining Value: The Framework for Understanding Sustainability. This helpful review will take place June 10 at 12 .p.m. EST. The duration of the presentation will be one hour. Statistics The Hartman Group study highlighted in […]

Research recommends starting cattle on corn, finishing on co-products

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — The traditional practice of finishing cattle on corn may not be the only way to achieve high marbling, a desirable characteristic of quality beef. Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that high-quality beef and big per-head profits can be achieved by starting early-weaned cattle on corn and finishing them on […]

USDA Announces new performance standards for salmonella and campylobacter

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New standards will help prevent tens of thousands of illnesses per year

Minford man pleads guilty to killing trophy buck illegally

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WEST UNION, Ohio — A Scioto County man pleaded guilty to four wildlife violations in Adams County Court April 30 and was ordered to pay $23,572 in restitution, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. Guilty plea Johnny B. Clay, 37, of Minford pled guilty to four charges including taking a […]

Biometric ID cards could help resolve migrant worker issues

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing Writer LANCASTER, Pa. – More than 60 percent of the milk sold in this country is processed using migrant labor. In fact, most of the food we eat is handled in some way by migrant workers. With the passage of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070, Congress is well on the way […]

Pioneer breaks ground for soybean facility in Missouri

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NEW MADRID, Mo. — Pioneer Hi-Bred executives broke ground May 17 on a $55 million parent and commercial soybean seed production plant in New Madrid County, Mo.

Help is announced for tree growers

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

USDA Announces Assistance Program for Orchardists and Nursery Tree Growers.

Protect horses from poisonous plants in pasture

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

There are countless poisonous plants in the world. Unless they are specialists who can identify all the varieties, it is often difficult for owners to roam their pastures and know what to look for. But two of the most common plants that are poisonous to horses are white snake root and maple leaf. “White snake […]

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