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FDA ignoring environmental and economic impacts of feed ban

Thursday, April 9, 2009

WASHINGTON — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association criticized the decision by the Food and Drug Administration to solicit public comments solely on delaying the implementation of a new feed ban, rather than soliciting public comment on the ban itself. Opposed The association has been opposed to the enhanced feed ban since it was originally proposed […]

Deere to lay off 160 workers at Des Moines shop

Thursday, April 9, 2009

MOLINE, Ill. — Deere and Company will place 160 employees of the John Deere Des Moines Works on indefinite layoff later this month due to reduced market demand for the factory’s products. Deere said the layoffs affect production workers with the least seniority and that employees were told of the plans in meetings April 8 […]

Auction Roundup — Auctions bring higher than expected bids

Thursday, April 9, 2009

– Charles Miller and Associates Auctioneers LLC of Shelby, Ohio, held an auction for the Larry Porter Trust in Crestline, Ohio, March 28. The auction was loaded with small antique treasures. An old forge topped $200; a Mason butter churn brought $170; several floor lamps neared $100; several box lots of lamp parts topped $100; […]

Columbiana County’s Smith Vale Farms among state’s top dairies

Thursday, April 9, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Dairymen in Columbiana and Mahoning counties are among the best in Ohio, and Friday they took home armfuls of awards to prove it.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of April 9, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA livestock judging and equine management teams attended the state competition March 28. The equine management team, consisting of Kara Endick, Noelle Eveland and Jessie Sinclair, placed second in the district. The livestock judging team, consisting of Zach Crabtree, Kara Oberholzer, Jacob Smith and Kim Holcomb, placed third in the […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 9, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson Milton Livestock 4-H club met at 7 p.m. March 19. Members taking sheep projects received literature that will help them with buying their project and for studying for the skillathon in the summer. The club members received project books that they will be working on until the Canfield Fair. […]

Diatetic association takes a stand on the role of functional foods

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CHICAGO — The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position on functional foods that says fortified, enriched or enhanced foods can benefit a person’s health when consumed as part of a varied diet, encourages further research and urges continued efforts to educate the public on such foods. Official stance ADA’s position represents the association’s […]

Holmes County dairy producers awarded at banquet

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Holmes County dairy producers were recognized for their accomplishments during the annual dairy recognition banquet March 30 at Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mount Hope. Awards Hal and Rod Hunsberger had the high Holstein herd in the county among herds over 50 cows with 29,148 pounds of milk, 1,113 pounds of fat, […]

AgroSciences, Syngenta share seed traits

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta plan to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses.

Angus breeders, stay on top of defect

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The American Angus Association is working to keep the cattle industry up to date on arthrogryposis multiplex (AM), or curly calf syndrome, a genetic defect discovered within the breed late in 2008. Since the gene has been identified and testing has become available, five labs are now conducting the tests and […]

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