The livestock industry wants the government involved in the national animal identification system. And yet it doesn’t want the government involved.
The wind died down around 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. In that lull, Mississippi dairyman Bucky Jones scrambled out to the barn to milk his 80 Holsteins.
It’s like a game. If I put only $10 in the gas tank, maybe prices will go down tomorrow (which is about how long $10 lasts and I have to stop at the gas station again).
As I was washing dishes in the kitchen Sunday afternoon, the TV in the next room provided some background noise.
The 1970s, like every decade, were filled with unforgettable fads: platform shoes, mood rings, earth shoes and Rubik’s cube.
The Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to come before Congress this month for an up-or-down vote.
Bill Grammer shot down my skepticism, and ignorance.
In recent years, we’ve received numerous university news releases touting the benefits of farm advisory teams.
Combing through yellowed pages of Farm and Dairy from 1925 yields a unique look at history. As I look for items to include in the “80 years ago” portion of our weekly Read It Again feature, I’m struck by how different life was then, and yet, how little has changed.
While most U.S. beef producers are having a hard time coming to grips with livestock traceability, a Japanese cattle company is taking animal ID to the next level.
These days, everyone wants a say in how you manage the natural resources of your land.
Your water, your soil, your manure, your air – you’re bombarded from all sides with input.
Hold on to your barn boots: A federal judge has ruled that phosphorus from cow manure is a hazardous substance.
It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know where your manure is?
Whether you own one horse or 500 Holsteins, it is your job to move, handle, store and manage manure responsibly.
The whole Social Security reform issue is:
a) confusing, so I tune it out
b) political, so I tune it out
c) someone else’s problem
d) all of the above
e) there’s a problem?
At times, I’m afraid, we all feel like selecting any one of these options.
Last week, a busload of Pennsylvania farmers visited three dairy farms in eastern Ohio as part of a dairy profitability tour.
A Feb. 28 decision that affects agriculture has been largely overshadowed by other news. But farms need to know about it.
No two words chill a landowner’s soul like the words “eminent domain.”
The concept of eminent domain is the right of a government to take private property for public use, like a road.
I bought a new vehicle last week to appease my husband.
I wanted to drive my car until it dropped. After all, it only had 103,000 miles on it.
A lot of information crosses our doorstep. Some we publish; some we pitch. Some we file for future reference, never sure what or when might make us dig into that folder.
His eyes were intense, piercing almost. And I was more than a little intimidated when he stepped into the office where then Editor Tim Reeves was interviewing me for a staff reporter position.
Fact: Rendered protein products that contain specified risk materials from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) are the main source of mad cow disease, if other cattle eat those materials.