BALTIMORE — The same bee and other insect venom shots that doctors use to prevent deadly systemic reactions to insect stings can also tone down large local allergic reactions that, while not dangerous, can be painful and inconvenient, a Johns Hopkins study shows. Results of the study are published in the June 2009 Journal of […]
By LUTHER TWEETEN (Editor’s note: The following is reprinted from the June 2009 issue of the Ohio Ag Manager newsletter published by Ohio State University Extension.) The Humane Society of the United States seeks to phase out battery cages for Ohio’s laying hens, gestation crates for its pregnant pigs and crates for veal calves in […]
SALEM, Ohio — Ohio legislators aren’t the only ones taking action regarding livestock care standards this summer. Michigan state Reps. Mike Simpson and Jeff Mayes introduced a package of bills June 19 to standardize livestock care requirements. The bills, H.B. 5127 and H.B. 5128, would have the following impact: * Establish that the Department of […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]