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 April 20 when the Times, in its running coverage of financial reform in the Senate, highlighted the aggies’ role in that effort: regulation of casino-like derivatives. The story centered on committee […]
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.
We could all name names. Good farms that have no one waiting in the wings to take over the business. Farmers whose sons and daughters have chosen other careers. It’s not an indictment on the farm’s owners, nor the sons and daughters; it’s just a plain fact. Many current farmers don’t have a successor. And […]
(Part II of II) Have you ever tried to sit on a three-legged stool that had one leg shorter than the other two, or was missing a leg? It’s a balancing act that’s not very easy and you can’t do it for very long. So it is with working toward sustainable agriculture. You can’t focus […]