Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
The virus known as PED mainly affects piglets and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate.
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
Environmentalists battling so-called factory farms are hoping to bring smaller ground-level groups together to strengthen their forces. But supporters of large scale agriculture operations say they want to work with these groups rather than fight them.
The swine flu has brought increased attention to the practices of pig farmers. Ohio has more 4,000 pork producers.
The Ohio Farmers Union this year unveils a new program to pay farmers for storing carbon on their land. The payments begin just as new reports surface that point to carbon dioxide emissions as a prime factor in global warming. But, at least one agricultural economist says the so-called carbon credits program will make little difference in the economics of farming.