WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — This fall, sixth-grade students across Indiana can take a field trip without ever leaving their classrooms. Through the wonders of technology, students will interactively visit Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue Agriculture and Discovery Learning Center at Purdue, where they’ll learn about the similarities and differences between humans and animals. […]
WASHINGTON — While efforts to address U.S. energy needs often focus on developing non-carbon power sources and new “green” modes of transportation, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird told an audience that changing consumer behavior could reduce energy consumption by as much as 20 percent — in a matter of months. Most important In fact, Baird said […]
Long overdue agreement opens EU market to U.S. cattle.
Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is challenging a decision by the Pa. Milk Marketing Board he says takes money away from dairy farmers.
– Masterson Brabander Auctioneers held an antique auction April 4 in Valley City, Ohio, with 87 registered bidders in attendance. The top-selling item was a 10-foot by 16-foot antique Persian rug that, after some intense bidding, sold for $11,600. Other top sellers included vintage dress trims, an Austrian petit point purse and costume jewelry. One […]
Editor: I recently analyzed a USDA spreadsheet for National Animal Identification System (NAIS) bribes — sanitized as cooperative agreements. These are the funds received by tribes, states, government employees and companies who promise to enroll properties for USDA. Listed is only a scintilla of the cost; the real cost is well above published data required […]
ASHLAND, Ohio — The 46th annual Crestview FFA banquet was held April 16. Members received Greenhand Degrees and Chapter Degrees. Every year the chapter awards the Star Greenhand Degree to two first year members. This year’s recipients were Carey Fulk and Lindsey Shoup. The Star Chapter Degree is given to two second year members that […]
NORWALK, Ohio — On May 3, the Hartland New Horizons 4-H club met at the Hartland Town Hall and passed out the 2009 4-H club program. Casey Molesky demonstrated the FFA official dress. The girls wear skirts or dress pants and a scarf. The guys wear ties and black pants. Marcus Fritz did his demonstration […]
SALEM, Ohio — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting its newly proposed renewable fuels standards as earth-saving and job-creating, but ag groups are looking at the plan with raised eyebrows, calling the agency’s goals unattainable and a harm to the domestic biofuels industry. “You are going to kill off the biofuels industry before it ever […]
Mexican company now owns chunk of U.S. dairy industry.