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Ohio House votes to put livestock care on ballot

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

UPDATE: 11:56 a.m. 6/25: Ohio Senate unanimously votes (32-0) in favor of placing the initiative on the ballot. (The following was provided by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.) COLUMBUS — Ohio farm families today (June 24) joined lawmakers in support of a measure that would help ensure animal well-being, consumer choice and the availability of […]

Ohio BioPreferred program could boost economy, agriculture

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ohio. Sen. Karen Gillmor has introduced S.B. 131, which would give preferred purchasing considerations by all state agencies and state universities to designated bio-based (BioPreferred) products.

Ohio studies livestock care ballot initiative

Monday, June 22, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Lawmakers are considering an amendment to Ohio’s constitution that will create and enforce guidelines for proper care of livestock and poultry.

USDA should be honest

Monday, June 22, 2009

Editor: I would like to comment on Alan Guebert’s great article on NAIS in the June 18 Farm and Dairy. His lines, “flaws are as wide and deep as its unknowns…” and “no farmer wants a new expressway built between him and the federal courthouse” are excellent observations! With the correct picture he has drawn […]

Ohio legislators consider ballot initiative on livestock care standards

Monday, June 22, 2009

Read updated story: Ohio studies livestock care ballot initiative SALEM, Ohio — An amendment to Ohio’s constitution will be proposed this week in the Senate that will create and enforce guidelines for proper care of livestock and poultry. The legislation would authorize a ballot initiative and language this November , which, if passed, would create the […]

Reviving American chestnuts may mitigate climate change

Monday, June 22, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree could not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Join Ohio Farm Bureau for 25x’25 Alliance

Friday, June 19, 2009

COLUMBUS — Farmers, forestry managers, scientists, environmentalists, industry and government leaders will take the next collaborative step in creating renewable energy policy. The collaboration will take place at the Ohio 25x’25 Alliance forum held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus July 7.

Appeals Court rules 2011 cutoff year for Clean Water Act rules

Thursday, June 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Sixth Circuit of Appeals ruled that residuals of chemical pesticides and biological pesticides are pollutants regulated under the Clean Water Act and has recently stayed the effective date of its decision until April 9, 2011. Decision made As a result of the ruling, anyone who applies a pesticide in, over, or […]

Real estate brings high bids at auctions

Thursday, June 18, 2009

- Ron Hillier of Hillier Realty, Auctions and Appraisals, Cortland, Ohio, held a real estate auction June 3 in Warren, Ohio, with a good turnout. It was advertised that the ranch home could be bought for $30,000 before the auction, but went to the winning bidder for $24,000 at the sale. – Mark Barkley of […]

Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese owner is ‘queen of collaboration’

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SCENERY HILL, Pa. — A person can be defined by the books they read and the people they choose to spend time with, says Alisa Fasnacht, co-owner of Emerald Valley Artisan Cheese in Scenery Hill, Pa. For Fasnacht and her husband, Alan, the ability to network and the inspiration they have found in books helped […]

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