WOOSTER, Ohio — Foodborne illnesses cost the country an estimated $152 billion annually in the form of medical bills, time off from work and a reduced quality of life, according to a study released today (March 3). Written by Ohio State University’s Robert Scharff, an assistant professor in consumer sciences and a researcher at the [...]
ADA, Ohio — A record crowd of nearly 1,000 people packed their way into the McIntosh Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University to hear expert discussion on issues as big as the globe. From global warming and climate change policy, to conservation practices and soybean and corn school, it was all part of [...]
On Feb. 24, a host of speakers at the 11th annual Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference continued the work of Issue 2, and helped prepare dairymen for the road ahead.
MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Several hundred dairy farmers in Ohio and Pennsylvania are determined to make a difference in policy that affects milk pricing and their bottom line.
More than 80 years ago, in a hotel in Kansas City, Mo., a small group of 33 young farm boys met to form an agricultural program for youth. Today, that same organization — known as FFA is still growing with more than a half-million members from every U.S. state, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Part I of a three-part series.
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The American Jersey Cattle Association sent a release to members Feb. 15 telling them the genomes of 15 animals recorded by the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory have been found to include DNA associated with the Holstein breed. All 15 are progeny of the cow named “Oomsdale Gordo Goldie Gratitude 111224922.” There are [...]
If this week’s CBS Evening News report on antibiotics used on farms has you concerned, don’t be. On Feb. 9-10, CBS news anchor Katie Couric aired a report critical of antibiotics used on farms, leading viewers to believe recent outbreaks in the staph infection MRSA may have come from workers who handled poultry and swine [...]
WOOSTER, Ohio — A two-part CBS Evening News series on the use of antibiotics on the farm has spurred much anticipated concern among consumers and the farm community. The series concluded the evening of Feb. 10 with an interview of a Danish hog farm and a Pennsylvania turkey farm, where antibiotics are not administered in [...]
DALTON, Ohio — Nearly 600 dairy graziers and related industrymen attended the two-day North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing conference Jan. 25-26 at Buckeye Event Center in Dalton, Ohio. In its ninth year, the conference is a draw for dairymen interested in taking advantage of grazing opportunities in Ohio, and in other states. Some dairymen have [...]
COLUMBUS — Unhappy with the charge of paying an additional feed tax and the possibility of having their own standards compromised, several groups representing organic, “small farmers” and “family farmers” asked Ohio’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to be exempted from the soon-to-be formed livestock care standards board. The board was approved by more than [...]