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Want to build a pond?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — If you are a landowner who has always been wanting a pond, there are a number of pre-construction steps that should be done to first determine if your property will even be suitable for a pond. First step Bob Frazee, University of Illinois Natural Resources educator, suggested the first step would be […]

Dealing with summer external parasites

Monday, May 18, 2009

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — During a year’s time, beef cattle are exposed to a variety of insect pests that may impact their performance, according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Examples include the common horn fly (which shows up in huge numbers in mid- to late-summer if not treated against) […]

Michigan Dairy Expo to offer seminars, state breed shows

Monday, May 18, 2009

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 13th annual Michigan Dairy Expo will take place July 20-24 at the Michigan State University Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Dairy producers and visitors may attend the expo to learn about Michigan’s dairy industry by visiting commercial exhibits and attending dairy management seminars and state breed shows. Youth portion […]

Inspectors catch feared pest in shipment

Monday, May 18, 2009

HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted evidence that one of the world’s most feared pests, the Khapra Beetle, was hidden in a shipment of furniture and household items. Khapra Beetle Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists collected Khapra Beetle cast skins from straw brooms and burlap sacks within the container and sent […]

Book written to increase awareness of vital role of grass and grassland plants

Monday, May 18, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Grassland: Quietness and Strength for a New American Agriculture was written to increase awareness of the vital role grass and grassland plants have in ensuring a sustainable future for American agriculture. Published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America, the book’s content […]

Penn State report looks at state’s economic future after recession

Monday, May 18, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the nation grapples with a severe recession, economists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have published a new report that suggests which industries and areas in Pennsylvania may experience expansion or decline in employment in the upturn expected to follow the recession. “Pennsylvania: Road to Growth” was prepared at […]

Ohio Farm Bureau launches new Center for Food and Animal Issues

Monday, May 18, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A new initiative of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will help farmers and the public sort through the debate about the role of animals in society. The newly launched Center for Food and Animal Issues will operate as an outreach and education department of the state Farm Bureau, according to executive vice […]

BSE case confirmed in Alberta, Canada

Friday, May 15, 2009

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease, in an 80-month-old dairy cow from Alberta.

After 25 years of research, new apple debuts

Friday, May 15, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — Following more than 25 years of breeding and research, a new apple cultivar has been introduced by scientists from the cooperative apple breeding program of the Illinois, New Jersey and Indiana experiment stations. WineCrisp This high-quality dessert apple will be sold under the name WineCrisp. Schuyler S. Korban of the Department of […]

Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association holds banquet

Friday, May 15, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association held its annual banquet with approximately 103 members and guests in attendance. Awards Dave and Nancy Hively received the Distinguished Service Award and Charlie and Annette Woodrum received the Outstanding Woodlot Management Award. Thanks in part to the Hivelys, the group’s membership numbers have climbed and are sustaining […]

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