Is Your Smartphone Making You Sick?

In some cases your cell phone may contain more germs than your toilet seat. YIKES! Read more in today’s article!

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PBB from the 1970’s still causing issues in Michigan

I came across this article, Researcher: PBB from 1970s still in Michiganders’ blood by  Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, December 28, 2014. It is one of the most horrific stories of feed contamination I have ever read. Some of you may have remembered this story. Here is a short summary of the incident. Laboratory tests suggest

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Ratings Program at Whole Foods

Check out the Whole Foods Responsibly Grown Program. Responsibly Grown – Whole Foods is empowering its suppliers to be more responsible and more transparent. Seeking out growers that take responsibility seriously. The Responsibly Grown Program has three rankings: Good  |  Better |  Best. Some of the key points listed in this ranking are:soil health, water/energy

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Germs at Work

This news story is very alarming! If you are a germaphobic, you may not be able to stomach all of the places that germs reside at your office place. Remember, where moisture can reside, so can bacteria. It is always a good idea to be conscious of the places you come in contact with and

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Soil Sampling – Conquering Your Fears

The cold blast we experienced in November is gone and now many growers are going back to their land to pull samples for analysis. If you need a gentle reminder of how important it is to understand the makeup of your soil, check out this article from HoosierAg that was released a few weeks ago,

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Proper Storage of Foods

Check out this article: The 14 Foods You’ve Been Storing All Wrong It really gives a good overview of some common foods that you might be storing the wrong way. There are many articles and blog posts on food waste, but have we really been taught the best way to store foods properly with respect

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Bacterial Areas in Your Kitchen

Check out this article, 7 Kitchen Items You Didn’t Know Are Filthy With Germs …and the seven ways to clean them  by Tyler Wells Lynch, December 1, 2014. The article looks at various areas in your kitchen that you may not be aware of when it comes to bacterial backup. Here is a list of the 7

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Wastewater Issues – Flushable Wipes

Are flushable wipes really flushable? Ask a wastewater representative.

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Do Cover Crops Make A Difference in the Soil?

This is a  question that many people who are looking at soil health are asking. Many growers have seen results with cover crops. Soil Health Test Brochure from Midwest Laboratories Right now, many growers are trying to determine the value from an input cost standpoint. The analysis is showing that soil health can make a difference

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Feed Testing

Feed testing – This article, “The importance of feed testing” by Janna Kincheloe, November 17, 2014” is one of the best articles I have read on the topic of feed testing. This article looks at three key components: 1) Proper Sampling – The article explains how to collect a consistent feed sample 2) Quality Analysis – This

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