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US strengthens rules to protect farm workers from pesticides

Published Sep. 29, 2015

The changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard should reduce the risk of injury and illnesses from contact with pesticides on farms and in forests, nurseries and greenhouses, according to officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Labor.

USDA infographics showcase women in agriculture

Published Sep. 29, 2015

The overall effort is led by USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, who announced the Women in Agriculture Mentoring Network in February. The network is the centerpiece of USDA's women in ag programs, and is designed to "support and engage women across all areas of agriculture and to foster professional partnerships between women with shared backgrounds, interests, and professional goals

Who would own Ohio pot farms?

Published Sep. 29, 2015

More than 20 investors, mostly from Ohio, have purchased or placed options to purchase the 10 farms that will be the only places, if voters pass Issue 3, to cultivate the commercial crop. Three farms will be in Hamilton, Butler and Clermont counties.

Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau's Hog Wild has record year

Published Sep. 29, 2015

The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Hog Wild Fundraiser had a record year raising over $7,000.
“Making a grand total of votes collected 775,037 votes or $7,750.37 cash for the event, which was $3,655.25 more than last year’s event,” said Jon Hensler, Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau President.

Conversation Begins About How to Collect On-Farm Antibiotic Use Data

Published Oct. 1, 2015

“Tracking the use of antibiotics is critical to knowing how we’re doing with stewardship,” said Beth Bell, director of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. “Good information about where, why and how animal antibiotics are used is the basic information needed to know when stewardship is going well.”