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