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'Superfruits' could offer Ohio growers alternative income source

Published Jul. 31, 2015

based on research trials of elderberry, aronia berry and Chinese goji berry plants at Ohio State’s South Centers in Piketon, the berries are a viable option for Ohio growers.

A proposed bill in the Ohio Senate could literally offer tax breaks for all kind

Published Jul. 24, 2015

Rep. Brian Hill, R-Zanesville, plans to introduce a bill soon that would create a 50 percent refundable income tax credit for livestock owners or producers who invest in manure storage facilities.

Better weather hasn’t helped crops

Published Jul. 31, 2015

“Warmer temperatures spurred crop development. Precipitation was lighter and less frequent, and sunny weather favored wheat harvest and baling of straw and hay,” the Great Lakes regional office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said in its latest Ohio crop weather report.

Bird flu vaccine developed for chickens

Published Jul. 24, 2015

Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.

Can your farm employees think like owners?

Published Jul. 28, 2015

The mindset an employee brings to your farm each day is at the core of whether they are currently thinking and acting in this way or if there's room for improvement. An employee with an "owner" mindset cares differently for the farm, so they take different actions than an employee who doesn't have this mindset.