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World Food Prize draws a line in the sand

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 […]

Ohio Poultry Producers Feeding the Hungry

Ohio Poultry Producers Feeding the Hungry

This Easter, the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) and Ohio’s egg farmers are helping feed hungry people, teaming up with the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF) for the third year to donate more than one million eggs statewide. Nine Ohio egg farmers again will donate more than 1.2 million eggs via the Second Harvest […]

This Week's Column: NCBA Critics Miss The Point

This Week’s Column: NCBA Critics Miss The Point

Farmers across the country understand that now, more than ever, membership and involvement in agricultural organizations is a basic and necessary cost of doing business.   With attacks from anti-farm extremists in the environmental and animal rights lobbies, in addition to mounting legislative and regulatory burdens from Washington, farmers increasingly rely on the “strength in […]