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    Organic vs. Conventionally Raised Foods

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on October 23, 2012

    Several studies this year have revealed that there is no nutritional advantage to eating organic food vs. conventionally raised food. The latest study published Monday, Oct. 22 by researchers and pediatricians shows that organic food is no better than conventional food for kids when it comes to nutritional value. "Pretty much every study shows no nutritional difference," said Dr. Janet Silverstein, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Florida. Silverstein and her team…

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    2012 World Dairy Expo Set Attendance Record And A Whole Lot More

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on October 15, 2012

    Every year, I’m amazed at how World Dairy Expo manages to grow in both size and quality of the show. Each year, there seems to be more of everything – cows, people and exhibitors – and yet Expo seems to not only get bigger each year, but better, too. This year was no exception. According to World Dairy Expo Communications Manager Janet Keller, attendance at World Dairy Expo set another record this year. There were 71,788 people at the five-day show including…

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    Take Time To View Nature's Fireworks

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on October 8, 2012

    I know it's a busy time of year. We're in the middle of the fall harvest and everyone has lots of fall projects to get done – calves to move, machinery to grease, and yard work to complete – before the snow starts flying. But if you can spare a day or two, or even an hour, now would be a great time to get out and see the leaves. The colors are just spectacular. When I was driving back and forth to World Dairy Expo in Madison last week, it seemed like a Kodak moment awaited around…

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