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Ohio State University alumni society names recipients of 2009 awards

Monday, February 9, 2009

COLUMBUS — The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society of The Ohio State University named the recipients of its 2009 awards. The society will present the awards at an alumni awards luncheon March 7 at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow at The Ohio State University. Lindsay Hill Lindsay Hill is the recipient […]

Associations sign safe feed, food agreement

Monday, February 9, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va. — Representatives of the American Feed Industry Association and the Feed Additives and Premixtures Association of the European Union signed an agreement that will permit auditors of American Feed Industry Association’s third-party certification program, Safe Feed/Safe Food, to inspect U.S. manufacturers for compliance with European feed hygiene and ingredient standards. Trade The agreement […]

2007 Census of Agriculture: Agriculture’s ‘middle’ slipping away

Monday, February 9, 2009

The latest Census of Agriculture shows more U.S. farms than in 2007, but Ohio farms decreased by 2.5 percent. Nationally, there are a lot more very small farms, and a lot more very large farms.

Horses can’t lie down for too long

Monday, February 9, 2009

URBANA, Ill. — It’s something you wouldn’t believe could happen unless you saw it. You walk out to the barn in the morning and start to panic when you realize your horse has cast itself. Somehow, someway, your horse has managed to lie up against a wall and is unable to get its feet underneath […]

Payment program aids dairy producers

Sunday, February 8, 2009

COLUMBUS — With milk prices collapsing following two years of historical highs, an old dairy program reauthorized by the 2008 farm bill may aid dairy producers by adding additional income over the coming months. Dairy producers are being encouraged to sign up for the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) — a program that provides monthly […]

Financial management practices and strategy options for farm operators

Friday, February 6, 2009

By WILLIAM EDWARDS AMES, Iowa — After several years of high grain prices and generous margins, crop producers are facing a 2009 that looks less than rosy. Higher inputs costs and selling prices well below the peaks of 2008 will result in fewer dollars left over to pay landlords and put into savings. Livestock producers […]

Food inventory in Holmes County will connect growers and consumers

Friday, February 6, 2009

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — A food-for-the-table inventory meeting was co-sponsored by OSU Extension and Ken Miller’s County Line Museum Jan. 17. Ellen Mee from the Ohio Environmental Council answered questions during the listening and feedback session. Participants included more than 20 local food producers and consumers from the area. Topics of discussion Topics of discussion included […]

Farmers fault Congress and stimulus for failure to confront dairy crisis

Friday, February 6, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Dairy Subcommittee of the National Family Farm Coalition hosted a press teleconference outlining the dire crisis in the dairy industry due to an unprecedented $5 drop in raw milk prices for February. Worst in decades Farmers from across the country testified these were the worst conditions seen in decades while Food and […]

Consumers may no longer be paying attention to peanut product recall

Friday, February 6, 2009

COLUMBUS — Despite continual updates of products involved in the widespread peanut product recall, consumers may no longer be paying attention, according to a food safety expert at Ohio State University. And of those who are, a substantial portion may ignore the warnings. Neal Hooker is a food safety policy researcher with the Ohio Agricultural […]

Watch love grow

Friday, February 6, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Anyone can give chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but now there’s a vegetable that allows you to declare your undying devotion. The I Love You Bean is rather self-explanatory — it’s a lima bean with the words I Love You etched onto the bean. As it sprouts, the words of affection appear. It’s […]

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