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More trendy restaurants are serving food that seems easier on the environment, but customers often aren't quite sure what they're getting. Does a "grass-fed" steak differ from "pasture-raised"? Can seafood really be described as "organic"?
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€” At least four horses in Northeast Ohio have died from eastern equine encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne virus that can also infect humans, Ohio's state veterinarian announced Tuesday.
Kelly and Michelle Abfall of Albany have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federationâ€™s (OFBF) 2014 Outstanding Young Farmer Award.
â€śI think we are in the era of $3.50-$4 corn and $9.50-$10 soybeans,â€ť Roberts said.
That broad application of an ag-based education is a growing trend, according to Jill Tyson, coordinator of prospective student services at OSUâ€™s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
The agriculture industry, including fertilizer manufacturers, has given nearly $3.1 million to political candidates, parties and ballot issues in Ohio since 2010, according to the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization Follow the Money, which tracks campaign contributions and industry influence.
At a luncheon this week during the Ohio State University Farm Science Review, an annual agriculture trade show held near London, McPheron outlined work thatâ€™s already begun to address the root causes of the pollution.
Experts, including Reutter, say phosphorus runoff from farmland is a cause of the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other lakes. In August, toxins from a bloom in western Lake Erie led to a two-day drinking water ban in Toledo.
Ohio corn farmers have seen record prices for their product in recent years, but a boom in supply and high prices for fertilizer and other necessities this year is projected to lead to tumbling profits.
Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.