- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:43
- Written by Melody
(WESTERVILLE, OH — November 27, 2013) The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern.
More frequent testing should be considered if:
- There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination source
- The well has a history of bacterial contamination
- The septic system has recently malfunctioned
- Family members or house guests have recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness
- An infant is living in the home
- One wishes to monitor the efficiency and performance of home water treatment equipment.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:40
- Written by USMEF
While the U.S. Congress continues to debate budget cuts, the European Commission has proposed more than tripling its spending in the international marketplace to support the export of EU agricultural and agri-food sector products.
"Enjoy, it’s from Europe" is the slogan for the proposed expanded export initiative that “aims to help the sector's professionals break into international markets and make consumers more aware of the efforts made by European farmers to provide quality products, based on a genuine strategy established at European level,” according to EU media reports.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:37
- Written by Drover's CattleNetwork
Much has been said about Beef Quality Assurance in recent years, but how many of us really know what it is and why it is important to all beef producers? Simply put, BQA is the effort to instruct beef producers, and their workers, as to ways that they can produce a high quality and wholesome product that keeps the consumer coming back for more.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:36
- Written by Dow Jones
When Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was running for her North Dakota seat in 2012, she got a little help from House Republicans.
The GOP-controlled House's inability to pass a farm bill last year bolstered Ms. Heitkamp's attacks on the Republican Party and on her GOP opponent, even though he had criticized House leaders' handling of the legislation. Ms. Heitkamp even campaigned with the Senate's agriculture panel chairwoman, who had just ushered through a bipartisan farm bill.
- Published on Sunday, 01 December 2013 21:10
- Written by Matthew Staver for The New York Times
SIDNEY, Mont. — One cold morning last year, a math teacher jogging through her hometown in eastern Montana was abducted, strangled and buried in a shallow grave. Charged in her death were two drifters from Colorado, drawn to the region by the allure of easy money in the oil fields.
New homes just outside Williston, N.D. The Family Crisis Shelter there has added bunk beds and has converted a living room to accommodate more people.