The new EPA scientific integrity czar has spent a lifetime espousing the separation of politics and science-based policy. And she’s coming into an agency with what some would argue a predisposition for regulatory overreach and a politicization of the regulatory process.
Although I’m sure it’s been the source of family feuds, nothing brings people together like food. Cheese diplomacy and other dairy news tidbits.
Court rules W.Va. poultry farm is exempt from the NPDES permit requirement of the Clean Water Act. And that’s good news for all livestock farmers.
Food is now prime-time. That’s right, food fanatics around the country have turned food into fodder for water cooler, as well as kitchen table, conversations.
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 its own, and let readers read between the lines for themselves about how the Humane Society of the United States was creating a new agriculture advisory council in Ohio “to […]
One source estimates 55 to 75 percent of farm workers lack legal status, while others put the number at closer to 20 percent.
Editor Susan Crowell says goodbye to her mother.
No More Food Fights: We have to make time to come together around the food plate, to have a conversation — a human connection — that doesn’t end in a food fight.
It was a Super Bowl ad that grabbed our attention for its shear simplicity, not its shock factor. Paul Harvey sharing his, “So God Made a Farmer” tribute.
Find new alliances? Sit down and work out compromises? Editor Susan Crowell is all for it, just as long as we’re not dealing with the HSUS.
Most of us are science illiterate. That’s why emotion and public perception steers policy, not science. A GMO opponent changes his mind.
I don’t know what they’re doing in D.C., but it’s clear what they’re not doing. The work we sent them there to do.