COSI Making It Happen

COSI Making It Happen

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/06/04/cosi_budget.html?sid=101 The Columbus Dispatch has a great article this morning about the Center of Science and Industry, one of my favorite places in Columbus since my first field trip there way back in my elementary school days. COSI has gone through some challenging years, but as the author notes, good times are here, and they […]

Food Price Reporting is Out of Control

Food Price Reporting is Out of Control

http://boringmadedull.blogspot.com/2008/05/those-evil-food-profiteers.html – Tip ‘O The Hat to fellow Ohio blogger The Boring Made Dull for a couple of the following links –   The situation of food price hysteria in the mainstream press has reached near-epic proportions. Earlier in the week on the ABN, we featured House Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson of Minnesota commenting […]

Blogging from the Ohio Swine Health Symposium

Blogging from the Ohio Swine Health Symposium

http://porkinfo.osu.edu/ Lindsay and I are broadcasting today from Der Dutchman in Plain City at the Ohio Swine Health Symposium hosted by The Ohio State University Extension and sponsored in part by our friends at the Ohio Pork Producers Council. Lindsay is just outside the symposium room doing the midday broadcast, and I’m sitting in the […]

Peterson Demands Farm Bill Results

Peterson Demands Farm Bill Results

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson made a surprise appearance during Wednesday’s OFBF visit to Capitol Hill. The Chairman interrupted comments from fellow Democrat and Ag Committee member Zach Space (OH-18) to report breaking news on the farm bill:   “I don’t know if I have enough time to explain what’s going on,” the Chairman […]

Just Back from USDA

Just Back from USDA

http://www.usda.gov Where Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner told members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation that President Bush would announce today that while he will sign the 30-day extension of the Farm Bill about to be presented to him from Congress, if the 2007 Farm Bill is not finished by April 18th, he would […]

Don't Tell Me I Actually Agree With the Animal Rights Types...

Don’t Tell Me I Actually Agree With the Animal Rights Types…

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,332230,00.html Hell may be freezing over as we speak…   Dateline: South Africa. The government here is in the process of implementing policies to thin the growing elephant population. I’m all about controlling nuisance animals, but there’s just something about taking down such a majestic creature seems wrong, particularly when it is coming up scarce […]

Bob Lutz is Right, and Science Proves It

Bob Lutz is Right, and Science Proves It

Because Global Warming has been declared gospel scientific fact by great minds like the Goreacle, dissidents and critics of the theory and its inherent policy ramifications have been declared regular heretics. Hence, when a powerful guy like General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz dismisses it as a “crock of sh**,” people notice. Lutz has taken […]

Ohio Farmers Featured in New NRCS Campaign

Ohio Farmers Featured in New NRCS Campaign

Five Ohio families are featured in a new awareness campaign from the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The campaign, called “Conservation: Our Purpose, Our Passion,” focuses not on programs, but on individual producers and the successes they’ve enjoyed with NRCS programming. Ohio has one of the larger contingents of all the states represented, with producers using […]

Cattlemen Elect New Officers, Conclude Annual Convention

Cattlemen Elect New Officers, Conclude Annual Convention

A summation of big policy issues from the Cattle Industry Convention:   Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting today, as the Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Reno.   Cattlemen debated a number of important policy issues, but enhancement of the Beef Checkoff […]