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Indiana animal care standards may go from idea to reality in three months

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Indiana may have legislation to make the Board of Animal Health, the decision maker in livestock care in March.

USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revises projections

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — In its February report, USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board revised projections of 2009-10 marketing year corn and soybean exports. Corn United States corn exports for the current marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels, 50 million below the January projection, but 142 million above the very low level of a year […]

Prosecutors seek delay in former Ohio Farmers Union treasurer sentencing

Friday, February 19, 2010

Forensic audit into the Ohio Farmers Union shows additional monetary losses.

FFA: Preparing the next generation of America’s leaders

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More than 80 years ago, in a hotel in Kansas City, Mo., a small group of 33 young farm boys met to form an agricultural program for youth. Today, that same organization — known as FFA is still growing with more than a half-million members from every U.S. state, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Part I of a three-part series.

Proposed constitutional amendment moves closer to November ballot

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The constitutional amendment proposed by the group, Ohioans for Humane Farms, moves closer to ballot.

Bale out: Ohioan invents a better way — the Kuhns Hay Accumulator system

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — That old saying about necessity being the mother of all invention? It’s true, you know. Just ask Kenny Kuhns. The Trumbull County, Ohio, farmer was frustrated with the labor-intensive process of making small square bales of hay. He had a good market for the smaller bales, selling to local horse owners, but […]

DNA testing reveals some Jerseys have Holstein genetics

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The American Jersey Cattle Association sent a release to members Feb. 15 telling them the genomes of 15 animals recorded by the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory have been found to include DNA associated with the Holstein breed. All 15 are progeny of the cow named “Oomsdale Gordo Goldie Gratitude 111224922.” There are […]

Swine industry, others find fault with CBS series on antibiotics

Friday, February 12, 2010

If this week’s CBS Evening News report on antibiotics used on farms has you concerned, don’t be. On Feb. 9-10, CBS news anchor Katie Couric aired a report critical of antibiotics used on farms, leading viewers to believe recent outbreaks in the staph infection MRSA may have come from workers who handled poultry and swine […]

Scenes from the National Farm Machinery Show

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just spent the day in Louisville, Ky., at the National Farm Machinery Show. Here are some of the photos from our trip to the show. Check back for more photos, as well as news.

CBS brings antibiotics into question; farm groups say a necessary tool

Thursday, February 11, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A two-part CBS Evening News series on the use of antibiotics on the farm has spurred much anticipated concern among consumers and the farm community. The series concluded the evening of Feb. 10 with an interview of a Danish hog farm and a Pennsylvania turkey farm, where antibiotics are not administered in […]

Try, try, try again: Harrison County SWCD is hoping voters pass levy

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District hopes the third time is the charm.

Proactive or reactive? Kentucky starts process to create livestock commission

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kentucky may become the next state to develop a Livestock Care Standards Commission.

USDA sets sights on new plan for National Animal Identification System

Monday, February 8, 2010

Public outcry from farmers changes the mind of the USDA about NAIS

Some groups want exemptions from livestock care board

Monday, February 8, 2010

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 […]

Proposed constitutional amendment moves forward

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Ohio Attorney General moved the proposed constitutional amendment forward.

Opponents of Livestock Care Board testify in Columbus

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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 […]

Got Ethics? U.S. dairy industry: ‘Yes, we do.’

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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 […]

A new way of thinking leads to a new adventure in Pinzgauer production

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Straying from conventional: Pinzgauer turns out to be cattle breed of choice.

Highland County deer is a new state record

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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.

Witmer’s civil lawsuit settles after lengthy court battle

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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.

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