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Circleville Dairy Farmer Builds Manure Lagoon.

12:00AM
January
2, 2010

The U-S Department of Agriculture recently promised international leaders it would reduce greenhouse gases emitted from large dairy herds. To keep the promise, many dairy farms will have to cover their manure lagoons. Tom Borgerding reports from Circleville, Ohio where one farmer hopes to convert greenhouse gases to money in his pocket

Advocates Push For Hormone-Free Milk In Schools

12:00AM
July
13, 2009

A non-profit consumer advocacy group wants Congress to keep schools from buying lunch milk that contains artificial growth hormones. But dairy farmers say any changes to the bill would hurt farmers that choose to use the treatments.

Dairy Assn Campaign Warns of “Spring Aroma”

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12:00AM
April 23, 2009

Drivers in some Ohio counties are coming nose to nose with the aroma of manure wafting through the air.

Governor Ends State’s Case Against Dairy Farmer

12:00AM
March
21, 2007

Governor Ted Strickland this week ended the most recent battle in what some call the “raw milk wars.”

Ohioans Fear Pollution from Factory Farms

12:00AM
October
7, 2005

The potential for pollution is a major concern for many Ohioans living next to factory farms. Government officials say state regulations are adequate protection. Environmentalists couldn’t disagree more.

Large Dairy Farm Gets Green Light

12:00AM
April
13, 2005

Ohio’s dairy industry will get a boost following action by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The state agency has approved permits for a huge dairy farm in Hardin County, northwest of Columbus. The approval comes despite concerns about possible environmental problems.

EPA reaches agreement with livestock industry

12:00AM
January
24, 2005

The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on an agreement with the livestock industry that it says will reduce air pollution from so-called factory farms. In Ohio there are about 140 of these farms including the Buckeye Egg Farm and large dairies and hog operations. But not everyone thinks it’s a good deal.

Dutch dairies controversial in Ohio – Pt. 2

12:00AM
January
7, 2005

In Ohio, Dutch-owned dairies are responsible for as much as 10-percent of the milk produced in the state. But opponents say they’re hurting communities, polluting air and water, and bringing down property values.

Dutch immigrants open dairies, stir controversy in Ohio – Pt. 1

12:00AM
January
7, 2005

Immigrants from the Netherlands have built 24 dairies in Ohio since 1998. But, these new dairies are stirring controversy.