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Ohio gets $20 million for biomass project

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The Renewable Energy Institute International of Toledo will receive a $20 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant will be used to develop a pilot biomass plant that will create a synthetic renewable diesel to help the United States reduce its dependency on foreign oil. Meaningful investment “This announcement […]

Ag groups file supreme court brief in biotech alfalfa case

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — Lower courts have failed to adequately consider the evidence that proves biotech alfalfa is safe, and have abandoned a well-established legal principle when they banned planting the crop, say a group of agricultural organizations. The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Corn Growers Association, the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the American Seed Trade […]

Vacation with us … Thoricht

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Craig and Linda Thoricht of Doylestown, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along during their trip to Ireland. Here we are by a sign for the Irish National Stud, a government-owned and operated horse breeding facility.

Vacation with us … Ety

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sue and Russell Ety of Newark, Ohio, took Farm and Dairy along on their 12-day trip to Las Vegas and the canyons. Pictured are Sue and Russell at Arches National Park. They also visited Lake Powell, Sedona, Four Corners, Monument Valley, Grand, Brice and Zion Canyons and spent four days in Vegas.

Vacation with us … Martzial and Childs

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dr. Terrence J. Martzial Jr. of New Middletown, Ohio, and his granddaughters, Tiffany (holding Farm and Dairy) and Tara Childs took Farm and Dairy along to Las Vegas in August. Viva Las Vegas!

Vacation with us … Weaver

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lance and Jaimye Weaver honeymooned with Farm and Dairy Sept. 22-28 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, at the Excellence Resort.

Food defense tool: Find the weak spots in your food chain

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the USDA have created an online tool to help farmers and producers assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in their production processes. The risk assessment tool, called Agriculture CARVER + Shock, is designed to help the food industry at […]

Colorado grain elevator fined for worker hazards after teen dies

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teen’s death triggers OSHA investigation and $1.6 million in fines for Colorado grain elevator.

Moving pigs inside has benefits

Monday, December 7, 2009

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A study by University of Missouri Extension swine experts shows that moving pigs indoors led to improved health for pigs and higher-quality product for consumers. Since the shift to concentrated animal feeding operations, veterinarians have seen a significant decline in parasites, said Beth Young, swine veterinarian with the University of Missouri Commercial […]

Ohio Soybean Council receives award

Monday, December 7, 2009

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — The Ohio Soybean Council, in collaboration with Battelle and Univenture, was awarded its fifth R&D 100 Award for the development of a soy meal-based polymer during the 47th Annual R&D 100 Awards ceremony in Orlando. Only the top 100 innovations of the year receive this honor. Award recipients were determined by an […]

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