Kenny Oberholtzer volunteered his farm, located in Ashland, Ohio, for an on-farm assessment and environmental review, a growing trend for livestock farmers throughout the country.
The USDA proposed to amend its regulations to give the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service authority to pay 100 percent of the costs for purchase, destruction and disposition of animals should they become affected with foot-and-mouth disease.
Researcher detectives determine what’s affecting the animal’s welfare and find ways to improve the environment so the animal is more comfortable and, therefore, more productive.
An amendment to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Farm act, currently stuck in a House committee, would hold local officials financially responsible for adopting illegal ordinances restricting farm size.
Wheat production in Ohio has been in a steady decline since 1996.
Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum will display an exhibition of bed coverlets from the private collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl of Beaver Falls, Pa.
Bryan and Kevin Richael are owners and partners of a farm with a state-of-art milking parlor and new freestall barn that houses their newly expanded 300-head commercial Holstein herd.
Certain Conservation Reserve Program contracts expiring this year for hardwood tree practices may be extended for one year.
Previously convicted cattle thief Christopher Gray was sentenced May 30 to serve five years in the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.
Reader comments on ruling in regard to manufactured homes.