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Battling compaction: No-till, controlled traffic a key

Monday, April 20, 2009

With compacted soils, farmers could lose 5 percent to 10 percent of their corn or soybean yields.

Study finds big shifts in Indiana immigrant trends since 1990

Sunday, April 19, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s Indiana immigrant likely is Mexican or Asian, under 40, a blue-collar laborer and not as proficient in English as foreign-born people who came to the U.S. even 20 years ago, according to a Purdue University study. “The immigrant population is young, it’s growing and it is increasingly diverse,” said Brigitte […]

Pa. bull sale breaks records

Saturday, April 18, 2009

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE, Pa. — Eighty-one bulls, consigned by breeders in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, broke two sale records at the 36th Pennsylvania Performance Tested Bull Sale March 27 at the Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace. The bulls sold for a total of $169,950 — a record-high average of $2,099 per bull. Sale A […]

Pennsylvania in need of April showers

Friday, April 17, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The first quarter of 1969 was the only one in Pennsylvania since 1895 drier than the start of 2009, according to Penn State weather and precipitation experts. The winter of 2008-09 was a dry one, according to Bryan Swistock, Extension water resources specialist in the College of Agricultural Sciences, who attributed […]

Forum to provide a vehicle to better understand changing face of agriculture

Friday, April 17, 2009

LANCASTER, Ohio –The Environmental Education Council of Ohio will hold its “The Changing Face of Ohio Agriculture” forum April 30 at Deer Creek State Park Lodge, Mount Sterling, Ohio. This forum will provide a vehicle for cultivating a better understanding of the connections between people and their food, the importance of preserving farmland and how […]

Ohio leads the country in Tree City USA communities

Friday, April 17, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio retained its standing this year as the nation’s leader in Tree City USA communities with 249 participating cities, villages and other municipalities. Marks 28th year This marks Ohio’s 28th year as the top Tree City USA state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. As part of this […]

PUCO adopts rules for Ohio’s alternative energy portfolio standard

Friday, April 17, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio adopted rules that implement the alternative energy portfolio standard created by Senate Bill 221, Ohio’s electricity law. The rules also incorporate new requirements for energy efficiency, long-term forecast and greenhouse gas reporting and carbon dioxide control planning. “Ohio is one of 29 states and the District of […]

Annual assessment shows more consumers making clean power choices

Friday, April 17, 2009

GOLDEN, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory released its annual assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, consumers can choose to help support additional electricity production from renewable resources such as wind and solar. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory analysis, more than 850 utilities […]

Food safety bills on plate in D.C.

Friday, April 17, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Spinach. Peanuts. Pistachios. Sprouts. Continued national food recalls because of possible contamination have triggered calls for stricter food safety measures for several years. Last year alone, more than 75 food safety legislative proposals were introduced in Congress, according to the Produce Marketing Association. But the calls are getting louder, and last month […]

Soldier credits 4-H for building leadership skills

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Editor: My days in 4-H seem so long ago, yet they are with me every day. At the time, my 4-H projects were activities I enjoyed and wanted to learn more about. Today, those lessons are exactly what I hold onto to protect myself and my country. When I started in 4-H, I didn’t really […]

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