I'm Worried About Colorado

I’m Worried About Colorado

As if it wasn’t enough that the Colorado Pork Producers Council decided to “unilaterally disarm” on the subject of using gestation stalls, now the state legislature is getting in the mud on National Animal ID. This story goes back to last year’s Colorado State Fair, where some students were disqualified for not obeying expo rules […]

Cattle Outlook for 2008

Cattle Outlook for 2008

Just wrapped up the Annual Cattle-Fax Outlook seminar here at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention. The analyists shared there thoughts with a packed house of producers. Here’s the summary:   The corn market will dominate cattle talk in 2008. While the industry struggled to adjust to $3 per bushel corn for most of last year, […]

ODA Issues Emergency Rule on Dairy Labeling

ODA Issues Emergency Rule on Dairy Labeling

http://www.ohioagriculture.gov The Ohio Department of Agriculture has issued an Emergency Rule with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) that regulates on dairy labeling regarding recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), a supplement used for milk production. The issue of rBST labeling has become one of the hottest issues in Ohio agriculture, and Director of Agriculture […]

News from the Cattle Industry Annual Convention

News from the Cattle Industry Annual Convention

The eagle… err, farm broadcaster, has landed. After some eight hours of driving, flying, sitting, waiting, stretching, running, waiting, sweating, riding, waiting, and then waiting, I made it to my hotel. This evening I’ll meet with the Ohio delegation to break bread and discuss their first day at the Convo. Meanwhile, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board […]

Right Angles for January 14th

Right Angles for January 14th

Still in New Orleans; had a great weekend, and a great kickoff to the 89th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention. President Bob Stallman gave his address to the members, Acting Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner delivered his continued warnings about the President’s impending veto of the Farm Bill, and retired USDA Chief Economist Keith […]

One of the Many Reasons the Organic "Industry" Will Continue t...

One of the Many Reasons the Organic “Industry” Will Continue t…

http://agwired.com/2007/12/29/organic-scandal/ …and other process-verified claims will take precedence. The muckety-mucks behind organic activism, like the Cornucopia Institute, among others, are in the process of cutting off their own noses to spite their collective faces. By continuing their jihad against the Auroras Dairies and Wal-marts of the world, they will succeed in doing one thing – […]

Fish Farming at Ohio State

Fish Farming at Ohio State

Aquaculture continues to grow in Ohio, and The Ohio State University continues to look for ways to help local farmers make the most of the burgeoning industry. As part of a series of programs for the infamous Big Ten Network, the University profiles the Extension South Centers in Piketon and the work done their in […]

Guest Editorial: Farm Bill Legislation on Interstate Sales Wil...

Guest Editorial: Farm Bill Legislation on Interstate Sales Wil…

http://www.nasda.org Statement of National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)   The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) have published an advertisement stating that “meat and poultry interests” want to “weaken food safety standards” and “stop federal inspection of meat and poultry.” Their statements are completely false and […]

Ethanol Plants Coming

Ethanol Plants Coming

The Cincinnati Post updates us on the five ethanol plants under construction around Ohio, reminding us that it has been an odd and interesting situation that Ohio has yet to make a big splash into ethanol production. I say odd and interesting given the huge amount of ethanol Ohio utilizes in a given year – […]

DaileyForCongress.com

DaileyForCongress.com

Our dear friend Fred Dailey, candidate for Ohio’s 18th District Congressional seat, announces his brand new website DaileyForCongress.com. While Lindsay and I don’t reside in OH-18, we’re watching this race for two reasons: Fred Dailey is a good friend of ours and a good friend of agriculture, having served 16 years as Ohio’s Director of […]