15 Ohio horses die in barn fire; heater is likely fire cause
Fifteen horses were killed in a barn fire at Mindale Farms in northern Ohio on Jan. 8. A portable heater being used on the building’s exterior to thaw frozen water pipes is currently listed as the cause of the fire.
Conference topics: Global population, climate change
Two months after the branding of the statewide initiative AgriNovus to advance agriculture’s standing through Indiana and the world, farm and agribusiness leaders sat together at the inaugural Governor’s Agriculture Conference in the state’s capital.
Former Illinois Farm Bureau president will take over as Illinois’ next ag chief
While a handful of appointments to top state positions have drawn partisan criticism in Illinois so far in 2015, new Gov. Bruce Rauner’s choice to take over the state’s Department of Agriculture is eliciting praise from all sides of the political spectrum.