COLUMBUS — Unhappy with the charge of paying an additional feed tax and the possibility of having their own standards compromised, several groups representing organic, “small farmers” and “family farmers” asked Ohio’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to be exempted from the soon-to-be formed livestock care standards board. The board was approved by more than […]
The Ohio Attorney General moved the proposed constitutional amendment forward.
COLUMBUS — The House Agriculture Committee listened to more than two hours of opponent testimony to implementing the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board at the Ohio Capitol Feb. 3. A preacher, animal welfare advocates, the executive director for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, and several cattle farmers spoke to the problems they see […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — After experiencing one of the worst years for milk prices, dairy farmers across the nation were served yet another forceful blow just a few weeks into the new year. On Jan. 26, ABC and some of the biggest names in animal rights groups revealed undercover videos showing dairy cattle being dehorned, tails […]
Straying from conventional: Pinzgauer turns out to be cattle breed of choice.
DAYTON — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife said recently another record-setting deer has been harvested in southwestern Ohio.
The 18-point nontypical (nonsymmetrical antlered) deer, taken by Brian Stephens Nov. 30 with a muzzleloader in Highland County, was officially scored Jan. 30.
Settlements have been reached between Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc., an ex-employee and three other defendants. However, the details are not being released.
Ohioans for Humane Farms files petitions to put measure on November ballot.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is calling for international donors to support a $700 million investment plan in the agricultural sector to repair earthquake damaged infrastructure, boost national food production, and create employment for people fleeing Port-au-Prince. The plan was drawn up by the Haitian government. Cornerstone The […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Like the fibers that float through the air from their just-spun wardrobe, shawl-draped Butler County Pedalers members anxiously floated from spinning wheel to weaver, talking about their love of wool. One wears a pure cashmere shawl, hand-made. Another sports a very soft, durable shawl made of silk and mohair — all hand-knit […]
Rocked by a year of historically low milk prices, dairy farmers are taking their case to Washington to seek changes in how the price of milk is set. Dairy farmers from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio have started a federal lobbying effort to call for changes in the milk pricing system and demand that the USDA enact provisions in the farm bill that will help farmers.
SANDUSKY, Ohio — A call for stricter standards on raw produce has spurred interest among growers across the Buckeye State, as they consider whether standards will help or hinder their farm operations. On Jan. 19, the second day of the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association annual congress, a representative of Food and Drug Administration […]
Proposed legislation calls for $500,000 to be raised through an assessment on bulk feed.
More than 250 beef producers gathered at the Makoy Center in Hilliard Jan. 23 for the annual meeting and awards banquet of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.
The annual event featured policy development sessions, the association’s annual meeting and awards.
Dreams can be achieved in the dairy business with help and innovation.
COLUMBUS — Woodland owners in 31 northeastern and southeastern Ohio counties can apply to participate in a federal conservation easement program that provides a one-time payment in exchange for voluntarily agreeing to permanently maintain their woods as working forests. Applications will be accepted through April 23 for enrollment in the Forest Legacy Program, which is […]
Vicky Dillon of Petersburg, Ohio, was the surprised winner of our first-ever photo contest to select the cover photograph on Farm and Dairy’s Agri-Book, the 2010 Directory of Agriculture. She was surprised because she didn’t enter the photo, the owners of the farm she spectacularly captured did!
WOOSTER, Ohio — Students at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute will be milking the college’s dairy herd in style for the next several years. Thanks to a $250,000 donation from Dairymaster-USA, the ATI is making use of a new, swing-10 parlor fully equipped with computerized cow monitors, and three receiver groups, which allow students […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — As thousands of devastated people in Haiti continue to search for family members and friends, and cope with looting frenzies and safety, American food companies and farmers are sending help. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12 disrupted food and water supplies into and within the nation, leaving scores of […]
ABOVE: Kristen Mull (at halter), showed the supreme champion at this year’s Pa. Farm Show, Reich-Dale Counciller Hali. Also pictured (L-R) are alternate state dairy princess, Crystal Hitz; Pennsylvania Dairy Princess, Krystal Wasson; Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding; Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess Karla Stoltzfus. HARRISBURG, Pa. — Reich-Dale Counciller Hali, owned by Kristin Mull, […]