Education & Reference

House Committee Considers Kentucky Livestock Care Standards

Published Mar. 10, 2010

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the House committee will decide on new legislation this week giving authority on farm animal treatment to a new state panel.

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Committee panel to include representative from each major food animal sector and livestock auctions and processors.

Industry to Offer Input on USDA’s New Framework For Animal Disease Traceability

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Following USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement that his department is changing its approach to developing a national animal identification system, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced it will dedicate a portion of its annual meeting...

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No illnesses have been reported in connection with the products.

Kroger Recalls 2 Onion Soup And Dip Mixes

Published Mar. 10, 2010

CINCINNATI—Kroger Co. is recalling two onion soup and dip mixes because of possible salmonella contamination.

Laying out the facts

Published Sep. 9, 2010

As debate rages over whether laying hens should be kept in cages or allowed to go cage-free, efforts are underway to provide answers as to the true behavioral needs of hens.

McDonald’s Board Opposes Cage-Free Eggs for U.S.

Published Apr. 14, 2010

The board of directors of McDonald’s has recommended that the company’s shareholders vote against a proposal to require that 5 percent of the eggs purchased for the chain’s restaurants in the United States be the cage-free variety.

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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...

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.

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.

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.

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...