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 […]
Bids to remove cows being accepted through May 1.
COLUMBUS — Cheaper seed and lucrative premiums are driving more crop producers to plant non-genetically modified soybeans this year. U.S. soybean production is 95 percent dominated by genetically modified Round Up Ready soybeans. Trend However, a small percentage of that crop — perhaps 5 percent — will be planted to non-GM soybeans and the trend […]
ASHLAND, Ohio — Just when livestock producers are finding ways to clear the murky waters of low commodity prices and high input prices, comes another deluge of challenges in the form of steep funding cuts to the Ohio State University Extension and assaults from theHumane Society of the United States. Producers are being targeted by […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A team from The Ohio State University was one of four teams to receive the First Place Platinum Award in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge March 27-28 in Syracuse, N.Y. A total of 29 teams from the U.S. and two from Canada competed in the eighth annual event, hosted by the […]
URBANA, Ill. — Up until the 2006 Preakness Stakes, it was nearly set in stone that if a horse breaks a leg, its future is not bright. But then came Barbaro, the thoroughbred predicted to win the Preakness that year. After shattering its right hind limb in several places and undergoing five hours of surgery, […]
MESHOPPEN, Pa. — Addressing dairy farmers from New York and Pennsylvania April 1, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) said they were preparing to re-introduce S-1722, “The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2007.” Concern Sens. Specter and Casey introduced the original bill in June 2007. Both senators expressed their […]