One of the Many Reasons the Organic "Industry" Will Continue t...

One of the Many Reasons the Organic “Industry” Will Continue t…

http://agwired.com/2007/12/29/organic-scandal/ …and other process-verified claims will take precedence. The muckety-mucks behind organic activism, like the Cornucopia Institute, among others, are in the process of cutting off their own noses to spite their collective faces. By continuing their jihad against the Auroras Dairies and Wal-marts of the world, they will succeed in doing one thing – […]

Fish Farming at Ohio State

Fish Farming at Ohio State

Aquaculture continues to grow in Ohio, and The Ohio State University continues to look for ways to help local farmers make the most of the burgeoning industry. As part of a series of programs for the infamous Big Ten Network, the University profiles the Extension South Centers in Piketon and the work done their in […]

Guest Editorial: Farm Bill Legislation on Interstate Sales Wil...

Guest Editorial: Farm Bill Legislation on Interstate Sales Wil…

http://www.nasda.org Statement of National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)   The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) have published an advertisement stating that “meat and poultry interests” want to “weaken food safety standards” and “stop federal inspection of meat and poultry.” Their statements are completely false and […]

Ethanol Plants Coming

Ethanol Plants Coming

The Cincinnati Post updates us on the five ethanol plants under construction around Ohio, reminding us that it has been an odd and interesting situation that Ohio has yet to make a big splash into ethanol production. I say odd and interesting given the huge amount of ethanol Ohio utilizes in a given year – […]

DaileyForCongress.com

DaileyForCongress.com

Our dear friend Fred Dailey, candidate for Ohio’s 18th District Congressional seat, announces his brand new website DaileyForCongress.com. While Lindsay and I don’t reside in OH-18, we’re watching this race for two reasons: Fred Dailey is a good friend of ours and a good friend of agriculture, having served 16 years as Ohio’s Director of […]

The "Factory Farm" Map

The “Factory Farm” Map

http://www.factoryfarmmap.org Chuck Zimmerman pointed me to an interesting activist site this morning. FactoryFarmMap.org is a site that maps state by state, county by county, what they consider to be the number of “top polluters;” i.e. large livestock operations. According to the site, the map is put together using a combination of USDA data and EPA […]

Farmer's Can't Run For Office

Farmer’s Can’t Run For Office

That’s the suggestion of one Ohio political blogger. Scott Pullins at the Pullins Report attempts to pooh-pooh the candidacy of my good friend Fred Dailey on the basis of Director Dailey’s receipt of federal Farm Bill dollars over the course of the last decade or so. Under this type of Environmental Working Group style thinking, […]

Rudy Gets Serious About Agriculture

Rudy Gets Serious About Agriculture

America’s Mayor wants farmers (at least in the critical caucus state of Iowa) to know he’s on our side. He’s commissioned Iowa State Senator Thurman Gaskill, a farmer, to chair both his “Iowa Farmers for Rudy” and co-chair the national “Agriculture for Rudy” committees. He’s the first I’ve read to establish such a constituency. Good […]

Where Do They Come Up With This Stuff?

Where Do They Come Up With This Stuff?

Brian at One Oar in the Water is hurling invective about agriculture again. This time, his straw-man boogey monster is the US importer. Chinese regulators have shuttered numerous food processors in the country for a whole host of major food safety issues and violations. Glad they’re finally doing something about this, sure. But Brian, amazingly […]

An Exchange of Viewpoints on Animal ID

An Exchange of Viewpoints on Animal ID

Brian at One Oar in the Water noticed a story we did this week on the National Animal Identification System and USDA’s partnership with FFA to educate high school ag ed students about the program. Brian had some comments that didn’t quite fit my interpretation of the situation – I would encourage you to read […]