Cheryl has been an editor at Successful Farming since 1979.

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Culinary Half-Pints

The kitchen is the hub of the Hadden home. "The table is where everything happens," Carolyn Hadden says.

New Alzheimer's Test Is Accurate

A new study in the Annals of Neurology suggests that a
spinal tap can detect a biomarker signal­ing Alzheimer's before any symptoms
appear. Today Alzheimer's is only posi­tively confirmed after death.

The study was conducted by the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine. Researchers tested the spinal fluid of 300 people who were
in their 70s: 114 had normal memories, 200 had memory problems, and 102 had
Alzheimer's disease.

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Grain bin safety: Training, awareness is key

On a hot, humid July day in Glen Haven, Wisconsin, fire department volunteers trained for an unprecedented emergency: a grain bin extrication.

Just two hours to the south, the Lanark, Illinois, fire department conducted a similar rescue session that same day.

Ten days later, the Illinois volunteers received a call that put their training to the test. They saved the life of a 20-year-old Mt. Carroll man. But two others were fatally trapped in a bin.

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Training, awareness key to grain bin safety

On a hot, humid July day in Glen Haven, Wisconsin, fire department volunteers trained for an unprecedented emergency: a grain bin extrication.

Just two hours to the south, the Lanark, Illinois, fire department conducted a similar rescue session that same day.

Ten days later, the Illinois volunteers received a call that put their training to the test. They saved the life of a 20-year-old Mt. Carroll man. But two others were fatally trapped in a bin.

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Don't Let Safety Lapse Sideline You

After six months of sitting on the sidelines, David Stoner
is back in the combine. The 62-year-old Mt. Vernon, Iowa, farmer knows that he
is lucky to be alive.

 Stoner was loading corn out of the bin last March. His brother
Dan left with a truckload, and was only a few miles down the road when David
noticed a problem. “The bin had coned out,” he says. “The sweep auger was
turning, but the outside wheel didn’t have enough traction. It was hung up on a
high spot on the floor.”

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