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Michigan passes animal care legislation

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan is one step away from approving a new bill to regulate animal care in agreement with standards outlined by one of the nation’s most active animal welfare organizations — The Humane Society of the United States.

Belgians are ‘stars’ of KILE show

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. –A team of six Belgian draft horses, exhibited by Triple Star Farm of Columbus Mich., drove into victory at the All Breed Class Series 6-Horse Hitch Oct. 2 at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg. The team of Belgians beat out 16 other teams in the class from across the U.S. and […]

Certain breeds of horses are predisposed to types of colic

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

URBANA, Ill — It sure would be nice if equine surgeons could pull out their crystal ball during prepurchase exams and tell an owner whether or not they foresee the horse needing colic surgery in the future. Unfortunately, no one has quite figured out how to do that yet. However, from reviewing statistical data from […]

I am voting no on Issue Two

Monday, October 5, 2009

Editor: Issue Two is the attempt by the Ohio Farm Bureau to negate the efforts of HSUS on behalf of the animals being raised on the industrial livestock farms in Ohio. Being a neighbor of one of Park Farms’ grow out sites and also being a Farm Bureau member, and having called the plight of […]

Cap and trade is a bad idea

Monday, October 5, 2009

Editor: In regard to your Oct. 1 column, we agree that cap and trade is a BAD IDEA for Ohio AND farmers !! South Central Power has told its customers that if cap and trade passes the AVERAGE bill per customer will go UP a WHOPPING $1,800 a year!! That alone is enough to scare […]

Concerns for Fairfield Township

Monday, October 5, 2009

Editor: As a former Fairfield Township trustee who served for 32 years and now retired, I am still greatly concerned for the people I worked for as a public servant. I am going to share what I believe is in the best interest of the residents. 1. I do not want a township handed over […]

Long hours impact family food choices

Monday, October 5, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Irregular work schedules, long hours, job dissatisfaction and other such working conditions of parents in low-income families significantly impact family food choices, according to a new Cornell study. Coping strategies These conditions, as well as the lack of access to healthy foods, prompt many parents to use such coping strategies as eating […]

Growth rate of general ag productivity slowed down

Monday, October 5, 2009

DAVIS, Calif. — In a Policy Forum paper published in the journal Science, the researchers documented a slowdown since 1990 in the growth rate of general agricultural productivity and in the growth rates of yields of specific crops including corn, rice, wheat and soybeans — the world’s major food and feed crops. Long-term consequences “The […]

Massachusetts breeding sheep sweep supreme champions at KILE

Monday, October 5, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. –Supreme champion ewe and ram were selected from two different Massachusetts farms at the 2009 Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg Oct. 3 from among 1,143 entries and 14 breeds of sheep. The supreme champion ram was the grand champion Southdown, exhibited by Clifford Thayer of Splendorview Farms in Cummington, Mass. “This is […]

Wisconsin cow is World Dairy Expo’s supreme champion

Monday, October 5, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — Harvue Roy Frosty, a five-year-old Holstein cow from Rudolph, Wis., was crowned supreme champion of World Dairy Expo 2009. Sired by Roylane Jordan-ET, she was exhibited by Mike and Julie Duckett, Jim and Nancy Junemann and Scott Armbrust. Currently classified EX-95, Frosty was bred by Dave and Debra Hardesty of Berryville, Va. […]

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