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Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing
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Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Proper cleaning and sanitizing is essential to producing high quality, safe dairy foods. A well-informed and trained staff provides the foundation for safe food processing. More
New Soybeans, Photot Credit: Nicole Santangelo
What’s New in Weed Control 2018: Crop Technologies - Articles Articles
New Updates to Crop Technologies and their corresponding herbicides including Xtend and Enlist Crops. More
Manure Fertilizer, Photo Credit: Nicole Santangelo, PSU
Is your farm ready for inspection? - Articles Articles

Is your farm ready for inspection?

Nicole Santangelo Carutis

By the end of 2018, 1 in 5 Pennsylvania farms within the Chesapeake Bay watershed will have been visited by the Chesapeake Bay Agricultural Inspections Program. More
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging - Articles Articles
The traditional practice of using wood boards for cheese aging must meet the contemporary practice of sanitation to ensure food safety. More
Photo credit: Nancy Knauss
Houseplant Selection - Articles Articles
New varieties of old-favorite houseplants are available. This article recommends plants that can thrive in a home environment. More
De-stress for Health
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De-stress for Health

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

When it exceeds a certain level, stress stops being beneficial and can cause major damage to your body, mind, and health. More
Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?
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Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Saturated fats raise the “bad cholesterol” (LDL, or low-density lipoprotein), which may lead to atherosclerosis (heart attacks and strokes). More
Jalysus wickhami. Photo © John Rosenfeld
Spined Stilt Bug - Articles Articles

Spined Stilt Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits. More
Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains
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Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains

Stacy Reed, MS, Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Grains that can be sprouted include any viable seed, such as alfalfa, clover, corn, whole-grain wheat, barley, rye, millet, rice, and oats. More
Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health
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Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Diet, exercise, sleep, and mental acuity are the most prominent lifestyle factors influencing the heart and brain. More
Fish and Shellfish: Purchasing to Preparation
Fish and Shellfish: Purchasing to Preparation - Articles Articles

Fish and Shellfish: Purchasing to Preparation

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health benefits of eating fish include Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. More
Mediterranean Eating on a Budget
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Mediterranean Eating on a Budget

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

The Mediterranean eating pattern is followed by the 22 counties surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the healthiest diets world-wide. More
Sodium Specifics
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Sodium Specifics

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Amber E. Denmon, MS, RDN, LDN

The American Heart Association recommends an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 milligrams per day for most adults. More
A Centennial Farm in Beaver County, PA courtesy of Maria Graziani
Understanding Agricultural Preservation in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
With each year of easement purchases and acreage, Pennsylvania continues to protect quality farmland and the farmer’s ability to farm. More
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Dairy Outlook: January 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: January 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Current predicted Class III price for the first 11 months of 2018 is averaging $14.57/cwt. To face the year with optimism is to be sure dairy producers really understand their cost of production. More
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