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.
I crawled under the covers and hoped Keith would ignore the ice cube toes I inched closer to his leg.
When mad cow test alerts hit the airwaves, Dusty and Cheryl Sonnenberg were worried they wouldn’t be able to market their dairy beef products.
The surprise came from two words cropping up in the exit poll reports. Moral values. The election was hinging on moral values.
When Rick Schnieders was 10, his first job was bagging potatoes at his father’s small grocery store in Iowa.
Growing up, my sister Carol and I turned just about every corner of our parents’ 98 acres into our own personal playhouse.
It’s been more than three years since Sept. 11, 2001. And each day, our focus on that horrendous tragedy blurs.
Made in America. We’ve all known for a long time that the U.S. consumer is two-faced.
We say we want to support local produce growers but, golly, those Wal-Mart green peppers are cheaper.
Does it matter to farmers who wins in November?
We’d know more if we knew where they stood on the farm issues.