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Dairy Farmers Suffer As People Begin To Drink Less Milk

Americans are drinking less milk these days, and that’s putting a hurting on dairy farmers — of which Lancaster County, a leading milk producer nationally, has many.“The industry is struggling every day on how to become profitable in a market that is shrinking more and more,” said Mauricio Rosales, a Penn State Extension dairy educator.Land [...]

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Deer Population and Predation

Deer are a favorite meal for some wild animals. It's the circle of life; and we must be real about it. Some predators most notably coyotes, wolves, bears and bobcats seek white-tail deer for food because of their lean meat. Predatory animals seek young fawns most. In a study from the Pennsylvania Game Commission in [...]

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Does Chocolate Milk Come From Brown Cows?

When I was little, my uncle would tell me that the white dairy cows produced the white milk and the brown cows produced the best tasting chocolate milk (As I got older, I wondered which cows were responsible for creating strawberry milk.) When I found out that brown cows actually did not produce chocolate milk, [...]

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How To Have a Deer-Proof Summer

Let's face it, summertime brings a smile to everyone's faces. Since the kids are out of school, parents can play with them outside; and adults and kids both can enjoy gardening, hiking, and getting some much needed sunshine on our pale skin. But, just because this is a relaxing time of year for humans, doesn't [...]

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Tick-Borne Disease Kills 2-Year-Old Girl

(CNN) A 2-year-old Indianapolis girl died Sunday of what doctors suspect is Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a disease spread by ticks. Her aunt, Jordan Clapp, described how Kenley Ratliff's illness began: "She started with a fever of 100.8. That was at the first hospital. We were advised to keep her hydrated and rested. Her [...]

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Climate Change And the Rise of Lyme Disease

By now, you probably heard the announcement from President Donald Trump that the United States is pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement (don't worry, it takes approximately four years to be officially removed; and we can get back "in" in as little as 30 days). Although Trump feels that global warming isn't a major environmental [...]

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Why Pet Owners Should Adopt a Shelter Cat

Being that June is National Adopt a Cat Month, it's only fitting that we spread the word about the joy of cats as pets. Cats can make wonderful pets; and if adopted from a cat rescue or cat shelter, these domestic animals can be generally less expensive than from a general breeder. Here are other [...]

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Message To Everyone: Do Not Disturb Wildlife

HARRISBURG — Whether in their back yards or high on a mountain, it’s almost certain Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife this time of year.While some young animals might appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. It’s likely their mothers are watching over them from somewhere nearby.So when encountering young deer, birds, raccoons or other [...]

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Child Temporarily Paralyzed After Tick Bite

Published Originally On May 19, 2017 By Fox NewsA mother in Oregon shared an alarming video of her young daughter struggling to stand after she was unknowingly bit by a tick, and the footage has since gone viral on Facebook. Amanda Lewis, who lives in eastern Oregon with her husband, Lantz, their their daughter. Evelyn, [...]

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Deer Ticks In Michigan: Confirmed Lyme Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICH. - Livingston County health officials say a deer tick carrying Lyme disease was discovered by a county resident last week, and they are warning residents to take steps to prevent tick bites."We can definitively say Lyme disease has been discovered in the county," Chelsea Moxlow, a spokesperson for Livingston County Health Department, [...]

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