Education & Reference

Farmer beware, some things to consider when hiring farm workers

Published Sep. 27, 2010

Hiring new employees can be a tedious process, no matter what kind of business you operate. You want people who will work hard, do the job right, be honest and represent your operation in a good way.

For livestock farmers, hiring has become increasingly complicated...

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Ohioans for Humane Farms is collecting signatures to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. ballot.

Farm animal organization kicking off petition drive

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Ohioans should brace for another round of intense political fighting over the welfare of farm animals.

Eggs: What we buy, pay, want

Published May. 12, 2010

American consumers buy eggs from cage housing systems by a margin of more than 40 to one over eggs from cage-free systems, according to data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI)...

Egg Safety

Published Sep. 10, 2010

Due to the recent egg recall, you may be wondering if eggs are safe to eat....

DNR steps on toes with partnership

Published May. 13, 2010

Spring has sprung and the 2010 class of wild ones is appearing on the Wisconsin landscape.

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Support your local animal shelter if you want to help companion animals.

Cute Kittens, Playful Puppies & HSUS Lies

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Like many pet lovers, itís hard for me to resist a fuzzy little kitten or puppy dog playing. I was the official kitten rescuer on our farm and saved the lives of several by bottle feeding them.

Check out this really cool video!

Published Sep. 10, 2010

World food production will need to double by the year 2050 in order to head off mass hunger, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Bags Fly Free (But So Do Animal-Rights Commercials)

Published Mar. 31, 2010

Facebook is a marvelous thing. On Friday I posted a note describing a Thursday night incident that an Ohio pork producer told me about.

Are You Ready For An Agriculture Emergency?

Published Apr. 12, 2010

The 2007 Ag Census from the USDA indicated that there were 656,475 operations specializing in beef cattle ranching and farming...

Antibiotics provide solutions

Published Apr. 14, 2010

There is much discussion surrounding the use of antibiotics in food producing animals and the risk of resistance that may result. According to Dr. Scott Hurd of Iowa State University, the risk is very minimal...