News & Events

Conversation Begins About How to Collect On-Farm Antibiotic Use Data

Published Oct. 1, 2015

“Tracking the use of antibiotics is critical to knowing how we’re doing with stewardship,” said Beth Bell, director of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. “Good information about where, why and how animal antibiotics are used is the basic information needed to know when stewardship is going well.”

California agriculture weathers drought — at a cost

Published Oct. 1, 2015

The spring snowpack is the paltriest ever measured — by April it contained just 5% of a normal year’s water — and by the end of August the major reservoirs held 59% of their historical average.

Ohio farm families recognized for their conservation efforts

Published Oct. 1, 2015

Presenting the awards, Michael Bailey, chief of the ODNR Division of Soil and Water, said the farmers of today face a multitude of challenges, from weather challenges, to changes in technology and the most recent issues dealing with water quality.

Kasich calls indefinite freeze of Ohio clean-energy standards ‘unacceptable’

Published Oct. 1, 2015

“A continued freeze of Ohio’s energy standards is unacceptable, and we stand willing to work with the Ohio General Assembly to craft a bill that supports a diverse mix of reliable, low-cost energy sources while preserving the gains we have made in the state’s economy,” Kasich spokesman Joe Andrews wrote in an email.

Agriculture Acquirers Feed on Crop Protection

Published Oct. 5, 2015

agriculture suppliers, including crop protection companies, have become attractive targets. Seed protectors are important tools that help farmers manage their fields. The demand for suppliers in these areas is driving M&A activity in the agriculture sector.