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 […]
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 […]
– 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; […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta plan to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses.
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 […]