Coverage of The Ohio Livestock Coalition Annual Meeting

On Monday, Ty Higgins took the Midday Report on the road to cover The 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium, emceed by The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo.

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer shares the importance of The Ohio Livestock Coalition and about this week’s Care Board meeting with Ty.

The Center for Food Integrity’s Charlie Arnot talks with Ty about communicating with consumers.

Larry Antosch with The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation tells Ty about issues affecting some key Ohio watersheds.

OSU’s Peggy Kirk Hall and Ty discuss the legal issues behind animal welfare.

Dr. Joy Mench is from The University of California-Davis and her topic at The OLC Annual Meeting was a holistic approach to animal welfare.Continue reading

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More from Commodity Classic

By Matt Reese

Maybe it was the harsh winter weather around the country and the welcoming sun of Tampa. Maybe it was the spectacular crop prices and volatile markets. Maybe it was the increasing global politics driving what happens on U.S. farms. Whatever the reason, this year’s joint meeting of the nation’s top corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum organizations at the Commodity Classic set attendance records. There were more than 4,600 in attendance at the event, up from the previous record of 4,532.

This 16th Annual Commodity Classic was packed full of educational sessions on topics such as the new pesticide application permits, crop insurance and sustainability drawing interest from around the country. In addition to the extensive educational opportunities, attendees enjoyed exhibits from more than 220 companies in 870 booths at the trade show amid the busy schedule of meetings, banquets and networking opportunities with other growers. The National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Sorghum Producers and National Association of Wheat Growers once again put on quite a show.… Continue reading

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