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8/25/14 | 12:15 PM
Dogs naturally love to chase chickens -- and if they catch one and have it for dinner, that’s a tasty bonus, according to the dog. The chickens want to know, “can’t we all just get along”? Dr. Sophia Yin is a veterinarian and applied animal behaviorist. She says it is... listen now
8/25/14 | 12:06 PM
Wes and Missy Kroninger bought 17-acres near Springfield, Ohio in 2011 to fulfill Missy’s lifelong dream of raising animals and living off the land. When Missy fell in love with a sweater made from alpaca fiber, she decided this was an animal she wanted to raise. They now have over a-dozen... listen now
8/25/14 | 11:59 AM
Here’s a scenario that’s becoming a common issue: You own land and have a crop farmer renting it from you. You’d like to try cover crops on those acres for the value and many benefits they can provide – but the farmer isn’t interested. It’s often difficult to... listen now
8/25/14 | 11:53 AM
A lot of people decorate garlands and wreaths with bittersweet. Extension Specialist Nancy Loewenstein at Auburn University says native bittersweet isn't a problem, but Asiatic bittersweet, also known as oriental bittersweet, is a nuisance in the eastern U.S. It hides during the growing... listen now
8/25/14 | 11:43 AM
The next time I put on my softest sweater, I’m going to thank a fiber goat that gave its hair so that I could be warm. Ronald Pope is an animal fiber research scientist for Texas Agrilife Extension. He says the most common fiber goat is the Angora, which produces mohair. Other... listen now
8/25/14 | 10:49 AM
If you want to preserve meat, fruits and vegetables but don’t want the hassle of canning, try a food dehydrator. The food sits on trays as warm air circulates around it. The moisture is removed, which then prevents the growth of mold and bacteria. It also makes the food smaller and lighter,... listen now
8/18/14 | 9:47 AM
Make your own herb-flavored vinegar to spice things up in the kitchen. Lisa Treiber is a food safety extension educator at Michigan State University. She recommends three-to-four fresh or dried sprigs of herbs to one pint of vinegar, either white or apple cider vinegar. Use only commercially-... listen now
8/18/14 | 9:14 AM
The state of Iowa is a long way from the Gulf of Mexico, but a young Dayton, Iowa, couple is doing what they can to prevent excess nutrients from flowing downstream into the gulf waters. AJ and Kellie Blair own a corn and soybean farm in a watershed that eventually reaches the Mississippi river... listen now
8/18/14 | 9:05 AM
Equine herpesvirus is highly-contagious disease among horses, donkeys, and mules. It’s spread by close contact, and causes respiratory infection, abortion, and neurological disease. Becky Bott is an extension equine specialist at South Dakota State University. She says there are two... listen now
8/18/14 | 8:57 AM
I have a beautiful, mature ash tree in my yard that shades the west side of my house. It’s healthy, and structurally sound. At this point, the emerald ash borer isn’t close by, but it’s probably only a matter of time before it’s here. Once that happens we could chemically... listen now


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