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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 […]

Producer-handler proposal: USDA poised to cap milk bottling

Friday, November 6, 2009

Decision could bring more producers into federal order program and increase pooling incentives.

Cornell chefs using foods grown at university

Thursday, November 5, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell Dining has purchased food from local sources for years, but this fall it is taking the “local foods” concept to a whole new level by buying corn, potatoes, squash and ornamental gourds directly from Cornell’s farms. University farms As part of the Farms-to-Dining Initiative, Cornell chefs are now using produce grown […]

Thank you for passing Issue 2

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Editor: A big “thank you” for the support and endorsement of passing State Issue 2. This issue was supported by small farmers, large farmers and non-farmers, organic, non-organic, grain, livestock, fruit and vegetable farmers, plus the nursery and landscaping industry, independents, democrats, republicans, and tea parties — across the board, we had support. With the […]


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