Saturday, February 24, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A survey of businesses in two Pennsylvania counties where natural gas drilling is occurring suggests that the Marcellus Shale boom is having a positive net effect on business activity.

Myron and Neil Ramseyer hope their new swine barn does two things: provide more efficient use of space and satisfy the concerns of animal rights activists.

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The 2011 Hart Parr Oliver Collectors' Association Summer Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 21-23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster.

Commissioned by the National Association of State Foresters, the survey found 92 percent of Americans believe forests play a very important role in keeping the nation’s air clean. Of those, 58 percent rate the benefit as extremely important.

This week’s prize goes to Martha Anderson, who submitted a picture of a goat standing on a tree stump with a cloudy sky in the background.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Unless you purchased your steak from the farmer down the road, it can be hard to tell exactly where it came from, even if the sticker on the package says local.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to three important plant leaf diseases.

AgroAtlas, an interactive Russian/English website, shows the geographic distributions of 100 crops; 640 species of crop diseases, pests, and weeds; and 560 wild crop relatives growing in Russia and neighboring countries.

A research and extension team led by dairy systems management extension specialist Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences, is embarking on a two-year study to advance precision dairy farming at the UK Coldstream Dairy Research Farm.

Program lowers crop insurance premiums for qualifying farmers in 12 states.
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