Archive | February, 2009

Didn't I Say This Would Happen?

Didn’t I Say This Would Happen?

Lindsay and I are in Grapevine for Commodity Classic, what I call one of the “Big Three” when it comes to Winter farm conventions (the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Cattle Industry Annual Convention being the other two). This gathering, featuring the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, […]

My Weekly Column: Cautious Optimism

My Weekly Column: Cautious Optimism

Lindsay and I spent part of the past week in Louisville for the National Farm Machinery Show, where, quite honestly, I expected some measure of doom and gloom. Given the challenges facing industrial concerns and the manufacturing segment in specific, I came to the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center prepared to face an onslaught of […]

Should Dairymen Give Up Tail Docking Voluntarily?

Should Dairymen Give Up Tail Docking Voluntarily?

http://www.wdexpo.org/2009/02/17/new-tail-docking-bill-introduced/ Fresh off a ballot box victory in California, the anti livestock farm organization the Humane Society of the United States (which has nothing to do with your local Humane Shelter) is after dairymen again. After their success in passing Proposition 2, which basically outlaws traditional veal calf stalls, sow gestation stalls, and poultry cages, […]

Congratulations to ABN Radio's Beth Carper

Congratulations to ABN Radio’s Beth Carper

Beth, who one of our affiliate radio station managers once referred to as my right hand, was elected today to serve as Secretary of the Ohio Shorthorn Breeders Association. Beth and husband Mike have a great herd of top shelf shorthorn females, and Lindsay and I are very lucky to work with Beth at ABN, […]

Idiot of the Day

Idiot of the Day

PETA, well known for its exploitation of women in its “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign, is apparently taking a new tact: “Ink Not Mink.” Today’s Idiot of the Day, Carey Hart (whom I’ve never heard of, but I’m assuming he’s a motorcross type given the background of the picture), has apparently decided […]

My Weekly Column: The State of the Beef Industry

My Weekly Column: The State of the Beef Industry

The State of the Beef Industry     I spent the past week in Phoenix, Arizona covering the Cattle Industry Annual Convention on behalf of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. Ohio’s beef industry is very important to the overall well being of the agricultural economy in our state, as is the animal agriculture segment in general. […]