Sunday, February 14, 2016

Vandals from the Iowans for Animal Liberation dowsed the Iowa State Fair’s butter cow with red paint symbolizing blood, and wrote “Freedom for All” on the glass display window.

Congressional appropriations to R&D of the National Institutes of Health totaled nearly $31 billion in fiscal year 2012. Ag research got a paltry $277 million.

Editor Susan Crowell on the precautionary principle: Public perception of risk can certainly be different than a scientific assessment of risk, but I’m not sure my perhaps-ignorant perception should hamper scientific inquiry.

Editor Susan Crowell wonders if we've learned anything from past farm bill wrangling.

Political or dysfunctional. Take your pick for describing the U.S. House of Representatives’ actions when the farm bill came up for a vote on the floor.

Every youth could benefit from hearing from you, and I can think of no greater lesson you could share than the passion you each bear for your own life’s work.

A commercial kitchen lets food entrepreneurs rent time in a licensed facility to develop and make their products. We need more in Ohio.

Better data drives better ag decisions, and data is getting bigger and bigger. How will you manage it?

I wasn’t going to write about it. I truly wasn’t.I was going to let last week’s news story by reporter Kristy Seachrist stand on...

One source estimates 55 to 75 percent of farm workers lack legal status, while others put the number at closer to 20 percent.
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