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1992

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Rp92-438 Food Additives: What Are They?, Patricia Redlinger, Diane Nelson Jan 1992

Rp92-438 Food Additives: What Are They?, Patricia Redlinger, Diane Nelson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Fewer and fewer Americans produce their own food, yet consumers demand and enjoy a food supply that is flavorful, nutritious, convenient, readily available, safe, abundant, varied, and reasonably priced. Food additives and technology make that possible.

This research publication covers what food additive are, why are they used, how they are regulated, and what can individuals do when they are concerned about food additives. It also contains a guide to food additives table.


Rp92-445 Marketing Crafts And Other Products To Tourists, Sherri Gahring, Shirley Niemeyer, Rae Reilly, Janeann Stout Jan 1992

Rp92-445 Marketing Crafts And Other Products To Tourists, Sherri Gahring, Shirley Niemeyer, Rae Reilly, Janeann Stout

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The travel and tourism industry is the third largest employer in the United States, supporting over 5.85 million travel-related jobs. Foreign and domestic visitors traveling in the United States generate over $327 billion in tourism revenues in a year, making travel and tourism the third largest retail sales industry.

If you target the tourist market, what types of products appeal to people who take part in different tourist activities? Are handcrafted items of interest to tourists? How can you improve existing marketing strategies?

To find answers to these questions, a research team from Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska gathered information ...


Rp92-217 No. 6 Delivering On A Live Cattle Futures Contract, Al Wellman Jan 1992

Rp92-217 No. 6 Delivering On A Live Cattle Futures Contract, Al Wellman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

A producer who hedges with a live cattle futures contract normally will offset the futures position by buying a futures contract and selling the cattle on the cash market. However, there may be a time when it is advantageous to make delivery of the cattle against the contract. In fact, the potential or alternative for delivery is an important necessary contract feature.

Live cattle futures follow a Certificate of Delivery procedure, the details are covered later in this Fact Sheet. Mid-America Exchange delivery units equal one-half the size and have the same delivery conditions as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME ...


Rp92-217 #2 Producer Marketing Mangement: Deferred Pricing Alternatives For Grain, Darrel Good Jan 1992

Rp92-217 #2 Producer Marketing Mangement: Deferred Pricing Alternatives For Grain, Darrel Good

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grain producers must make marketing decisions every day. First they must decide whether to price or hold grain. If they decide to price grain, they must then choose the most appropriate method of pricing: cash sale, forward contract, or hedging. If they decide to hold grain (not to price), they must choose the most appropriate method of retaining ownership.

This fact sheet presents some guidelines to help producers choose the least costly method of owning grain or speculating on price level changes.


Mp92-64 The Stable Fly: A Pest Of Humans And Domestic Animals, Gustave D. Thomas, Steven R. Skoda Jan 1992

Mp92-64 The Stable Fly: A Pest Of Humans And Domestic Animals, Gustave D. Thomas, Steven R. Skoda

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Many species of flies are pests. Many people, if you were to ask them about flies, would be at least vaguely aware of the potential to flies to transmit disease organisms. But yet, for the most part, a fly is a fly is a fly. Sayings like "It must be about to rain, the house flies are biting" are still common and show a general need for more, readily accessible information, particularly about some of the pest flies.

Stable flies, obligate blood-feeders, are very important pests to the cattle industry and, at times, are pests to other groups (they're ...


Cc92-365 Stewardship Forest: The Sign You Care Jan 1992

Cc92-365 Stewardship Forest: The Sign You Care

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What is a "Stewardship Forest?"

Forests are more than just trees, they are a vital resource in Nebraska. Forests provide homes for deer, squirrels, birds and a multitude of other animals. Forests clean air, purify water and protect valuable topsoil. Forests provide wind protection and conserve energy. Forests are a place to hike, picnic and camp. Forests grow wood for fuel, posts and lumber to build homes, furniture, toys and tools. Forests provide solace and beauty.

A "Stewardship Forest" is a parcel of well-managed forest or associated land whose owner is publicly recognized for being a "good steward" of the ...


Rp92-455 Weight Management: Choose A Healthy Weight Jan 1992

Rp92-455 Weight Management: Choose A Healthy Weight

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Everyday choices define lifestyle and can significantly affect body weight. Being too fat or too thin increases the likelihood that health problems will develop. Small daily choices may seem insignificant, but when they are repeated for months and years, their influence is subsntatial.

This research publication discusses the following points: what is a healthy weight?; choosing a healthy weight; height/weight tables are the traditional measure; body shape is as important as weight; total health affects weight; obesity has consequences; if you need to lose weight, avoid fat diets; and maintaining a healthy weight requires daily attention.