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Issue 2 poll was unfair

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Editor: I am very disturbed at your “poll” this week regarding whether or not Issue 2 will improve livestock treatment in Ohio. You could, at the very least, have a choice that indicates people think that livestock treatment is, and has been, overwhelmingly humane in Ohio. Your choices indicate that all animals have been raised […]

Moving forward: Harvest 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The 2009 harvest is way behind schedule and the delay brings additional problems for farmers.

Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District recognizes award winners

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CADIZ, Ohio — More than 100 guests celebrated 64 years of conservation with the Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District Oct. 29 at the Scio Fire Hall in Scio, Ohio. Supervisor elections were held prior to the official meeting. One supervisor was elected to serve a three-year term. Damian Chrisman will serve from Jan. 1, […]

Dairy economist: Long, painful recovery for U.S. dairy farmers

Monday, November 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The U.S. dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a “state of normalcy” where production is more in balance with domestic demand.

U.S. using less water than 35 years ago

Saturday, November 7, 2009

WASHINGTON –The U.S. is using less water than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, according to water use estimates for 2005. Despite a 30 percent population increase during the past 25 years, overall water use has remained fairly stable, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne […]

Complaint filed against Food and Water Watch

Friday, November 6, 2009

COLUMBUS — In a unanimous decision, a panel of the Ohio Elections Commission found probable cause that radio advertising purchased by Washington, D.C.-based Food and Water Watch against Issue 2 contains false or misleading information and referred the case for a hearing before the full commission. Probable cause hearing The Commission panel, in a probable […]

Tallgrass Beef to use DNA TraceBack

Friday, November 6, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Tallgrass Beef, a market leader in branded grass-fed beef production, will use DNA TraceBack from IdentiGEN to provide a reliable and accurate traceability system so that every cut of Tallgrass beef can be traced back to the family farm where the animals were raised. IdentiGEN’s DNA TraceBack, which has earned the U.S. […]

Monsanto opens first research center in China

Friday, November 6, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Monsanto Company said it is opening its first research center in China, further demonstrating its commitment to forming technology collaborations in the country. Strengthen ties The Monsanto Biotechnology Research Center in Zhongguancun, Beijing, will strengthen the company’s ties with Chinese research institutions in plant biotechnology and genomics. The new research center is […]

New Web site contains all things beef

Friday, November 6, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Beef Team has launched a new Web site designed to be an information source for beef producers from Indiana and throughout the Midwest. Site The Beef Center,, hosts a wide range of production beef information in a variety of formats. Producers can find Extension fact sheets, YouTube […]

Paper debunks environmentally friendly food myths

Friday, November 6, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As consumers increasingly aim to make environmentally responsible food purchases, they need to base their decision on sound science. However, according to a presenter at the 71st Cornell Nutrition Conference held in Syracuse, N.Y., the ‘intuitively correct’ food choice is often the least environmentally friendly option. Jude Capper, assistant professor of dairy […]


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