Education & Reference

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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...

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.

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.

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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.

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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...