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New device fights the spread of Lyme disease

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WASHINGTON — A device called the “4-poster” Deer Treatment Bait Station, developed and patented by scientists with the Agricultural Research Service, was highly effective at reducing the number of ticks infected with the Lyme disease bacterium in a six-year USDA study in five Northeastern states — Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island […]

Dairyman begins cheese business with help from extension program

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Penn State’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship program is helping small farm owners succeed, even in today’s economy.

Basic cheese making workshop set

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Enhance your dairy operation with a farmstead cheese business with the aid of an Ohio State University Extension’s “Hands-on Basic Cheese Making — Enhancing Dairy Profitability with Cheese” workshop. Date and time This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at the Grindstone Creek Lodge at 4-H […]

Mercer County 4-H Roundup Livestock Sale

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Find out the results from the 2009 Mercer County 4-H Roundup Sale of Champions, and check out sights from around the Mercer County 4-H park.

Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm makes history

Monday, August 10, 2009

COLUMBUS — The owners of Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm, Duke and Martha Wheeler, have a lot to be happy about. Grand slam Their operation won the Ohio Christmas tree producer’s grand slam by earning first place awards for their pine, spruce and fir trees exhibited at the 2009 Ohio State Fair as well as the […]

Looks like the taxpayer gets the short end of the stick again

Monday, August 10, 2009

Editor: I wonder how the 330 people in Richland County who own property in the Muskingum Watershed District that had to pay the assessment fee on their property that was supposed to be used to help rebuild dams and maintenance for the lakes feel now that $400,000 of the money went to pay raises. You […]

Silage conference held in U.S.

Monday, August 10, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Silage specialists from around the world gathered at the XV International Silage Conference July 27-29 in Madison, Wis. The conference has not been held in the U.S. since 1975. The conference brought together university, government and industry researchers and graduate students from around the world. There were 250 people registered for the […]

New invasive pest threatens corn growers in Pennsylvania

Monday, August 10, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new invasive pest recently found in Pennsylvania could mean serious losses to corn growers in the state. Western bean cutworm was first trapped in July 2009 in Erie and Lycoming counties and has also been found recently in low numbers in Forest, Clarion, Washington, Franklin and Tioga counties, said John […]

USDA: Increase in farm production expenditures slows in 2008

Monday, August 10, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. farm production expenditures totaled $307 billion in 2008, according to the Farm Production Expenditures 2008 Summary released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Total farm expenditures for 2008 rose 8.3 percent from the revised 2007 total of $284 billion — a slower increase than the prior year. Largest […]

Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to speed up sheep breeding

Monday, August 10, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Sheep Program researchers have discovered an unusual form of a gene that prompts ewes to breed out of season as well as conceive at younger ages and more frequently. They conducted a simple genetic test to identify the presence of the unusual form of the gene, the so-called M allele that […]

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