Education & Reference

Wal-Mart announces new beef-safety rules

Published Apr. 29, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced today that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process controls standards and goals are additions to a food safety program...

Veterinary leader addresses USDA’s shift on animal ID

Published Mar. 31, 2010

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to scrap a national animal identification system could seriously hinder U.S. veterinarians' ability to track diseased animals and prevent the spread of those diseases...

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The program will only apply to animals moved in interstate commerce and will encourage the use of low-cost technology.

USDA Abandons Stalled Animal ID Program

Published Mar. 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it has abandoned a program that was intended to trace the movement of farm animals around the country but garnered little support from farmers.

Senate to Granholm: Take back proclamation for no-meat day

Published Mar. 17, 2010

Meat-eating got political today, as the state Senate called on Gov. Jennifer Granholm to rescind her proclamation urging Michiganders to give up meat for a day Saturday to recognize the healthiness of vegetarian diets.

Robots help do the work on a Wayne County, Ohio dairy

Published Sep. 10, 2010

What is the one chore dairymen dread the most? Well, that depends on which dairyman you ask.

PETA aims circus protest at elementary-school kids

Published Apr. 29, 2010

A protester from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wearing an injured-elephant costume, attracts Montrose Elementary students.

The kids seemed to love it. The Bexley schools superintendent did not.

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...

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.

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.

Modified Crops Touted

Published Apr. 14, 2010

A report by the National Research Council issued Tuesday found that genetically modified crops have increased profits for U.S. farmers while reducing the environmental damage caused by agriculture.