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Ohio Poultry Producers Feeding the Hungry

Ohio Poultry Producers Feeding the Hungry

This Easter, the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) and Ohio’s egg farmers are helping feed hungry people, teaming up with the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF) for the third year to donate more than one million eggs statewide. Nine Ohio egg farmers again will donate more than 1.2 million eggs via the Second Harvest […]

This Week's Column: NCBA Critics Miss The Point

This Week’s Column: NCBA Critics Miss The Point

Farmers across the country understand that now, more than ever, membership and involvement in agricultural organizations is a basic and necessary cost of doing business.   With attacks from anti-farm extremists in the environmental and animal rights lobbies, in addition to mounting legislative and regulatory burdens from Washington, farmers increasingly rely on the “strength in […]

NCGA's Tolman Not Happy with AMI... What About OCGA?

NCGA’s Tolman Not Happy with AMI… What About OCGA?

Rick Tolman, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, penned a scathing op-ed last week on the American Meat Institute’s “Scorched Earth Campaign” against ethanol. Tolman was particularly incensed that AMI “signed onto political letters and advertisements with environmental extremists like Friends of the Earth, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Working Group” in […]

This Week's Column: NCBA Critics Miss The Point

This Week’s Column: NCBA Critics Miss The Point

Farmers across the country understand that now, more than ever, membership and involvement in agricultural organizations is a basic and necessary cost of doing business.     With attacks from anti-farm extremists in the environmental and animal rights lobbies, in addition to mounting legislative and regulatory burdens from Washington, farmers increasingly rely on the “strength […]

This Week's Column: Farmers Feed Our Needs

This Week’s Column: Farmers Feed Our Needs

This Easter, the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) and Ohio’s egg farmers are helping feed hungry people, teaming up with the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF) for the third year to donate more than one million eggs statewide.     Nine Ohio egg farmers again will donate more than 1.2 million eggs via the […]

Right Angles for Friday March 26th

Right Angles for Friday March 26th

H$U$ Feeling the Pressure? – One of the most important messages in the campaign against the radical vegan animal rights activists at the Humane Society (In Name Only) of the United States is that while they raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually, they do relatively little to support the actual people rescuing animals in […]

Phipps, Nestle, Farmers, and Social Media

Phipps, Nestle, Farmers, and Social Media

John Phipps has a point.     At his “Incoming” blog, farmer and television host John Phipps posits that perhaps we shouldn’t all go diving into the social media trenches ready to take on the world for the sake of agriculture and the good of farmers in general. On this point, he’s only half right. […]

This Week's Column: Responsible Use of Antibiotics Is Good for Pigs and People

This Week’s Column: Responsible Use of Antibiotics Is Good for Pigs and People

Thanks to sensationalized media reporting and a misinformed Congressman or two, antibiotic use in livestock farming has become a source of controversy in the United States. Long-standing best management practices and responsible farmers work continually to maintain the efficacy of these pharmaceutical tools. Confirming common farm knowledge and wisdom, research from a Purdue University animal […]