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Ohio livestock standards board may be ballot bound this November

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — The fourth week in June was an exciting one for livestock producers and agricultural organizations across the state of Ohio. Within a week, two similar bills, H.J.R. 2 and S.J.R. 6, were introduced and passed through the House of Representatives and Senate.

Farmers can’t ignore the threat of glyphosate-resistant weeds

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Survey results published in Weed Technology indicate U.S. farmers in general do not feel a sense of urgency when it comes to developing a deeper understanding of the herbicide glyphosate and its relationship to weed resistance. What makes this study, “U.S. Farmer Awareness of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds and Resistance Management Strategies” (2009, Vol. […]

Can a livestock trailer be made more ‘humane’?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DENVER — The nation’s leading animal-welfare monitoring and humane-labeling program for food products, American Humane Certified, will convene a panel of experts in animal handling, animal science, veterinary medicine and transportation equipment manufacturing to develop improved welfare standards for design, technology and monitoring of livestock transportation. The livestock transportation equipment that meets the standards will […]

Missing horse recovered in Miami County; father took it

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A horse reported stolen last week has been recovered and it appears may not have been taken by a thief after all. Mandy Werling, 18, of Miami County, reported her horse was stolen from the high school rodeo finals at the Champaign County fairgrounds June 20. Werling was expected to compete with […]

Jersey cows transcend language barrier

Monday, June 29, 2009

They spoke Japanese, German, Portuguese, English and Danish, but the universal language of individuals on the World Jersey Cattle Bureau tour of U.S. farms was the Jersey dairy cow.

Raise raspberries right

Monday, June 29, 2009

BY RICHARD JAURON AMES, Iowa — Raspberries are an easy crop to grow for home gardeners. Good cultural practices help ensure an excellent fruit crop. Important cultural practices during the summer months include pruning, weed control and irrigation.

Event to discuss conserving modern technology in agriculture

Monday, June 29, 2009

AURORA, Colo. — The American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology will hold its second annual summit July 22-23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. The theme, “Working Together to Create Solutions,” will involve all attendees in discussions of the food chain; from producer, to retailer, to consumer and the technologies that […]

San Mar Holsteins show grand champion

Monday, June 29, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — Exhibiting her openness, dairyness, and beautiful udder, San Mar Rustling Dur Mindy, winning aged cow and senior champion, also walked away with the grand champion banner at the District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show held June 20 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds Bred and owned by San Mar Holsteins, Mark and Sandy […]

Michigan expands ag renaissance zones

Monday, June 29, 2009

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Rep. Mike Simpson hailed the House passage of his plan, H.B. 5086, June 25 to increase the number of Agriculture Renaissance Zones.

Brush up on your fiber knowledge

Monday, June 29, 2009

SEVILLE, Ohio — Members of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network will be offering a four-part series, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Natural Fiber, beginning in July at Places In Time Farm & Fiber Arts in Seville, Ohio. Topics This hands-on series will cover the following topics: * Part One: 2-5 p.m. July 11 […]

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