HARRISBURG, Pa. — The effects of the economy can be observed in many places today — in the automotive industry, in tourism and hospitality services, and, if the proposed Senate budget passes, at Pennsylvania fairs and shows.
CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Kangaroo Krew 4-H club met May 15 with 12 members in attendance. Members discussed the homecoming parade, the fair booth and sending a thank you card and donation to Jenkins Feed and Supply for letting the club use their space for its rabies clinic. Members worked on project books. The next […]
JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Hillsdale FFA chapter held its annual “drive your tractor to school day” May 22 (pictured above). There were a total of 17 tractors, ranging from John Deere to Oliver. Each year Hillsdale FFA members vote on the tractors in different categories. These awards were: the junker award, cleanest award, oldest award, newest […]
Many Ford vehicles on the road today, including the Mustang, F-150, Focus and Lincoln MKS, use foam seating components made out of soybeans.
AMES, Iowa — In today’s tough economic times, farmers want to make every dollar count. Using a renewable resource such as wind energy can be both environmentally and financially responsible. Two pork producers Two southeast Iowa pork producers are making wind energy work for them. Andy McCall of West Chester has a 7,200-head wean to […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jeffrey Catchmark sees the quest to unlock the mysteries of lignocellulose synthesis and assembly as one of the most important research pursuits of the next century. On a mission And the associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is on a mission to find […]
URBANA, Ill — By crossing maize plants adapted to the tropics with lines used as parents of popular Midwestern corn hybrids, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new type of plant with the potential to yield three crops and use less nitrogen. Sugar corn can be harvested for the grain, the sugar […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It may sound overly simplistic, but when it comes to feeding livestock, what goes into an animal greatly influences what comes out. On that obvious principle is based a promising Penn State research initiative involving precision feeding of dairy cattle. Leading component Feed management is now a leading component of comprehensive […]
MINNEAPOLIS — Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Massachusetts General Hospital have used a genome engineering tool they developed to make a model crop plant herbicide-resistant without significant changes to its DNA. “It’s still a GMO [Genetically Modified Organism] but the modification was subtle,” said Daniel Voytas, lead author and director of the University […]
URBANA, Ill. — While the six-year effort that mapped the bovine genome gains international attention, Illinois beef and dairy producers have been benefiting from the research for the past 15 years, said Harris Lewin, a University of Illinois professor of animal sciences whose lab created the high-resolution physical map of the bovine chromosomes. “Previous to […]