Education & Reference

Debunking ‘Sugar Is Toxic’ & Other Myths

Published May. 30, 2012

Each year, the Experimental Biology conference draws members of the scientific community together—including those from the health and nutrition sector—to explore the latest and greatest findings in the name of science...

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Aug. 1, 2011

Visit here for the latest updates, current news and upcoming meetings and events of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

E. coli decline in ground beef

Published Aug. 1, 2011

A new report by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service shows that Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ground beef samples has had a significant decline since 2000. The new data shows that E. coli O157:H7 is found in less than one quarter or 1% of ground beef samples...

Central Ohio Farm Doesn't Create Waste

Published Feb. 1, 2011

After years of farming and millions of eggs, New Day Farms General Manager Steve Bliesner knows one thing...

Egg producer sues California for interpretation of Prop 2

Published Feb. 1, 2011

Commercial egg producer J.S. West & Co. yesterday filed a lawsuit in a California court asking for the court to interpret the state's 2008 ballot initiative that requires a certain degree of housing space for hens...

Overview of the United States Dairy Operation

Published Oct. 8, 2010

The dairy industry in the United States has undergone significant structural change over the past eight years. Total milk cow operations have declined significantly...

Mom and daughter visit the hen house

Published Sep. 27, 2010

Come take a tour with Patti and Samantha as they push open the barn doors and separate fact from fiction while addressing some of the common misconceptions attached to egg carton labels.

Dairy industry completes fluid milk carbon footprint study

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The U.S. dairy industry has completed a comprehensive study of the carbon footprint associated with the production of a gallon of fluid milk, and the findings validate the results of other studies...

Egg farmers: Good managing can help control salmonella

Published Sep. 10, 2010

There is nothing small scale about Pearl Valley Eggs, deep in the heart of Illinois farm country. The egg farm itself, two miles south of the nearest town, is a neat collection of 350-foot- and 450-foot henhouses...

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Diefendorff, left, is pictured with Matt Boyert, who nominated him for the Neighbor of the Year Award.

Medina County man is the neighbor every farmer wants to have

Published Sep. 10, 2010

It’s a horror story often heard within the agricultural community. Land next to a working farm is sold to non-farmers who move in from town and start complaining about the equipment...