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Cooperatives Working Together accepts latest round of herd retirements

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ARLINGTON, W. Va. — Cooperatives Working Together has tentatively accepted 194 bids in its latest herd retirement, representing 34,442 cows and 653,893,409 million pounds of milk. Farmers had submitted a total of 209 herd retirement bids to CWT. CWT’s three herd retirements last year were the primary reason why U.S. cow numbers dropped steeply in […]

Organic or conventional eggs, study says doesn’t matter when it comes to quality

Monday, July 12, 2010

WASHINGTON — There’s no substantial quality difference between organically and conventionally produced eggs. That’s one of a number of findings in an Agricultural Research Service study examining various aspects of egg quality. No difference ARS food technologist Deana Jones and her team in the agency’s Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit in Athens, Ga., found […]

Farm and Dairy launches new website for auctions: GimmeAuctions.com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New interactive website for auction-goers, www.gimmeauctions.com, has extensive search engine, photos and social network.

Study shows reusable bags harbor bacteria

Friday, July 9, 2010

Reusable grocery bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous food-borne bacteria and pose a serious risk to public health, according to a joint food-safety research report issued recently by the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University in California.

Ohio couple honored with Guernsey Distinguished Service Award

Friday, July 9, 2010

LANCASTER, Pa. — The American Guernsey Association’s Distinguished Service Award was presented to John and Bonnie Ayars of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, at the National Guernsey Awards banquet held June 20 in Lancaster. Details The award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has devoted much of their life to the betterment of the Guernsey […]

Strickland, OFBF ‘sold us out’

Thursday, July 8, 2010

‘The Ohio Farm Bureau is supposed to protect the interests of the farmers; instead they handed poultry, pork and beef farmers over to HSUS on a platter along with the exotic animal owners and dog breeders.’

ODNR to breach failing dam at Ponderosa Park

Thursday, July 8, 2010

COLUMBUS — Using its emergency authority to protect public safety from a failing dam, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will begin to lower the dam at Ponderosa Park Resort, located five miles southeast of Canfield in Mahoning County. Action ODNR officials had previously informed Ponderosa Park’s owners of deficiencies at the 21-foot-high earthen dam. […]

Tests find bovine TB in Paulding Co., Ohio, dairy herd

Thursday, July 8, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Preliminary tests performed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture‘s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory revealed a positive result for bovine tuberculosis in a Paulding County dairy herd.

Late blight and downy mildew

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

diseases that attack tomatoes, potatoes and vine crops such as cucumbers and squash — have been confirmed in Ohio, threatening vegetable farms and backyard gardens across the state.

Will vaccine eliminate breast cancer?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Will vaccine eliminate breast cancer?

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