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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.

The battle begins: Ohioans for Humane Farms files petition

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ohioans for Humane Farms files petitions to put measure on November ballot.

Haitian government plan calls for $700 million investment for ag sector

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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 […]

Butler County Pedalers are Pennsylvania Farm Show fiber junkies

Friday, January 29, 2010

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 […]

Dairymen form PAC to be heard in D.C.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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.

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