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Reader: HSUS shouldn’t hold ag community hostage

Friday, September 3, 2010

Editor: This letter is in response to the Humane Society of the United States. People are killed each day on a bicycle. We do not ban them. People are killed each day on a motorcycle, and we do not ban them. Ohio remains one of the many states that does not share the views of […]

Ag secretary reports rural economy is strong and farm exports are growing

Friday, September 3, 2010

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently released the following statement in response to two USDA reports that show the strength of the overall rural economy and growth in agricultural exports: “Today’s reports are encouraging news. They show that while American agriculture has struggled through difficult economic times, the 2008 farm bill … and the […]

Letter writer twisted OFBF statement

Thursday, September 2, 2010

OFBF has committed to protecting dog breeders’ rights to utilize responsible animal husbandry and business practices in areas such as genetics, nutrition, housing and marketing, including the auction system.

Ag Expo is Sept. 11 at McClester Farm

Thursday, September 2, 2010

MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Mahoning, and Stark SWCD offices are working together to present the fourth annual Agriculture-Natural Resource-Conservation Expo. The expo offers free parking, free admission and free demonstrations. This year it will be held Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Ag Expo is held at the McClester Farm […]

Vacation with us…Despetorich

Thursday, September 2, 2010

When Dolores Despetorich of Pulaski, Pa., and Agnes Wyitz took a trip to Paris they knew there were essentials one needed for international travel. Of course the Farm and Dairy was at the top of the list.

Animal industry considered “acceptable collateral damage”

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Editor: As an animal owner I was completely stunned on June 30 with the announcement of the “agreement” between Gov. Strickland, OFBF/Commodity Leaders and HSUS. In the weeks since, I have researched all three groups and the “agreement.” However, representatives of both the OFBF and the governor’s office give very different answers to the very […]

Nearly 2,000 accepted into program that gives health care coverage to early retirees

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program. Nearly 2,000 employers, representing large and small businesses, state and local governments, educational institutions, non-profits and unions have been accepted into the program and will begin to receive reimbursements for employee […]

Oregano in the dairy ration? Could ease greenhouse gassy cows, increase milk production

Monday, August 30, 2010

During Penn State University experiments, oregano consistently reduced methane produced by cows without demonstrating any negative effects (plus it increased milk production).

Cut alfalfa early for best spring growth

Monday, August 30, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa — Timing the final alfalfa cutting before mid-September offers regrowth opportunities to reduce the risk of winter injury, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. “Whether a grower is in a three- or four-cut alfalfa program, cutting from Sept. 10 to Oct. 1 in most northern climates rarely allows the crop […]

Richman Farms sweeps championship awards at Ohio District 8 Holstein Show

Monday, August 30, 2010

WELLINGTON, Ohio — Richman Farms, Richard Indoe and Family, Lodi, Ohio, took home the championship awards at the Ohio District 8 Holstein Show held Aug. 24 at the Lorain County Fair, Wellington. Their senior 3-year-old cow, Mors Roller SS Just Once, was chosen as intermediate champion and went on to be named the grand champion […]


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