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McDonald's move to cage-free eggs is a tipping point for the industry

Published Oct. 5, 2015

Will the next egg you crack come from a chicken raised in a roomier barn? Foodies and farmers are in unusual agreement on the answer: If not now, then soon enough. Both say McDonald’s recent decision to transition to “cage free” eggs for its McMuffins and other menu items was a tipping point in the $9 billion egg industry

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.

Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau's Hog Wild has record year

Published Sep. 29, 2015

The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Hog Wild Fundraiser had a record year raising over $7,000.
“Making a grand total of votes collected 775,037 votes or $7,750.37 cash for the event, which was $3,655.25 more than last year’s event,” said Jon Hensler, Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau President.

Farmers argue old tax formula could put them out of business

Published Oct. 8, 2015

“If we have one more tax increase like they put on us, I’m going to quit farming,” said Garber. “I’m just going to quit.”

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.”