World Food Prize draws a line in the sand

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Get ready for the biotech backlash. Okay, so the biotech backlash has been underway for quite some time, led by well-fed folks in developed countries who want to force their views on food, science and the environment on a planet that has to face the very real challenge of feeding a growing population with essentially […]

Get a cork for that whine: Gen Y Yuppies

Earlier this morning I read a great piece via the HuffPo (there’s a phrase I never thought I’d write) outlining the reasons Gen Y “Yuppies” are so sad: highly-inflated expectations and the curse of being “special.” Generation Y is the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s, so I fit snugly in this […]

An Open Letter from OCA President Dave Felumlee

An Open Letter from OCA President Dave Felumlee

Editor’s Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s and National Cattlemen’s Beef Associations, and serve on the Board of Directors of OCA. This is an open letter from OCA President Dave Felumlee regarding OCA’s position on the “Ohio Compromise” between our state’s agricultural organizations and HSUS earlier this […]

The ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour, Day 1

The ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour, Day 1

I’m working late from my hotel room in Fishers, Indiana, our first stop on the ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour. Day 1 took our band of merry men and maidens from Columbus to this suburb of Indianapolis via a dozen or so different routes across Western Ohio and Eastern Indiana. Along the way, scouts sampled corn […]