Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"A year's plan starts with spring." -- Chinese proverb Like farmers, the Chinese who quote this proverb recognize a good harvest depends on the spring sowing....

Every farmer and every farm needs to have a public relations plan in place -- BEFORE the media come calling.

Fourteen veterans — representing World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War — were honored in a special service at this year's Columbiana County Fair.

Leadership of Ohio's major commodity and farm groups sat down at the negotiating table with the Humane Society of the United States. Why? Well, let's just say politics makes strange bedfellows.

The issue of how the video from Conklin Dairy Farms came to be produced and released is rather murky. Editor Susan Crowell has more questions than answers.

We can't push and prod and tout local foods without pushing nutrition education.

When you start talking from your passion, and not your science, all of a sudden, farming becomes more relevant, more meaningful to everyone else, because they, too, want to protect the environment or care about animal welfare, and can do that by supporting you.

Rare is the day when the U.S. Senate Ag Committee lands on the front page of the New York Times. That day, however, came...

Society currently expects three things from farmers. First, produce high quality and safe food. Second, protect the environment. Third, treat farm animals humanely. But some still clamor that's not enough.

I dislike the calculating move by HSUS to target 4-H youth with its subtle anti-animal agriculture message.