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Tackling Water Quality Challenges

DTN | Posted onNovember 17, 2018 in Agriculture News

Farmers, Fertilizer Companies, Groups Working to Address Water Quality Issues. Blair said various groups in the region, wanting to act on their own on the algae issue, could not convince Ohio Gov. John Kasich to meet with them. Instead, the Republican governor allocated $3 billion to improve water works and various other projects in the area, he said.It was frustrating not to be heard by the governor, Blair said. As a fertilizer retailer, The Andersons is on the front lines in attempting to ensure fertilizer is applied correctly and that runoff into Lake Erie is limited, he said.


Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies

Science Daily | Posted onNovember 17, 2018 in Food News

New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.


Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

Science Daily | Posted onNovember 17, 2018 in Food News

Which is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet -- or is it the type of fat that matters? In a new paper, researchers with diverse expertise and perspectives on the issues laid out the case for each position and came to a consensus and a future research agenda.The researchers agreed that no specific fat to carbohydrate ratio is best for everyone, and that an overall high-quality diet that is low in sugar and refined grains will help most people maintain a healthy weight and low chronic disease risk.


Killer whales share personality traits with humans, chimpanzees

Science Daily | Posted onNovember 17, 2018 in Rural News

Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans and chimpanzees, such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection, according to new research.


Chapter 12 bankruptcies on the rise in the Ninth District

Minneapolis Federal Reserve | Posted onNovember 15, 2018 in Agriculture News

The trend is both simple and complex. For example, current numbers are not unprecedented, even in the recent past, having reached 70 bankruptcies in 2010. However, current price levels and the trajectory of the current trends suggest that this trend has not yet seen a peak. Not surprisingly, bankruptcy numbers inversely follow the rise and fall of commodity prices. After a comparatively steep spike in chapter 12 filings during the Great Recession—that 2010 peak—ag prices started rising across the board, and bankruptcies logically pivoted and started to decline.


Eating less meat won't move climate change needle

Feedstuffs | Posted onNovember 15, 2018 in Agriculture News

For example, The Guardian’s headline read like this: Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown. Their article goes on to explain that, “U.K. and U.S.


Animal activists face felony charges after chicken theft

Meating Place (free registration required) | Posted onNovember 15, 2018 in Agriculture News

Members of DxE Bay Area chapter, whose mission is “total animal liberation,” conducted a protest Sept. 29 at McCoy’s Poultry Services in Sonoma County. They claim they believed they were following laws when trying to help chickens they said were in distress. Sonoma County animal officials took custody of 15 chickens, including six that were dead, that had been taken by the protesters, according to the report.Sonoma County Sheriff’s Capt.


US appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration program

CNBC | Posted onNovember 15, 2018 in Federal News

A U.S. appeals court in California ruled that President Donald Trump's administration must continue DACA, a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants.The ruling represented another legal defeat for Trump over DACA.DACA offers protections to roughly 700,000 young adults, mostly Hispanics, who entered the country as children.


Rural America is Growing, But Only Near Big Cities And Scenic Areas

Harvest Public Media | Posted onNovember 15, 2018 in Rural News

For the first time in seven years, rural America’s population is growing. The annual U.S. Department of Agriculture report “Rural America at a Glance” found the increase — only 0.08 percent — mainly in scenic rural areas like the Rocky Mountains, more densely populated rural areas and rural communities that are within about an hour’s drive of a major city. Essentially, places where people still have access to urban amenities or can go hiking, biking, fishing or skiing.Rural Midwestern counties continue to lose people, and are getting older.


State Rep. Triston Cole from Mancelona Named Next Majority Floor Leader in Michigan House

9 and 10 News | Posted onNovember 15, 2018 in SARL Members and Alumni News

State Rep. Triston Cole was selected to be to the majority floor leader in the state House of Representatives.


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