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Fertilizer certification training sites named

Published Sep. 4, 2014

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and The Ohio State University (OSU) have announced they are beginning to offer training courses for the new Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Program.

More veterans look to farming

Published Sep. 4, 2014

He said the work is similar to the military in many ways – requiring hard physical labor, demanding a lot of self-reliance, and giving him a sense of community service. But there’s an added benefit: being outside and alone for hours at a time has given Wood the space to cope with the anxiety and stress that came with seeing so much death and destruction in the war.

OSHA Updates Small Farm Exemption Memo

Published Sep. 4, 2014

In a guideline it issued, OSHA recognizes that postharvest activities integral to farming operations, including drying and storing grain, are exempt from regulations if the farm has 10 or fewer employees, consistent with current law.

Hunger issues, which affect one in six households in Ohio, focus of conference

Published Sep. 4, 2014

The insecurity of not knowing where the next meal is coming from and other hunger issues will be the focus of a statewide conference, the first annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue, Sept. 26 and 27 at Walsh University.

AFBF Has Lingering Concerns About EPA's Worker Protection Proposal

Published Sep. 5, 2014

Public comments may be closed on EPA's worker protection plan for pesticide exposure, but the American Farm Bureau remains concerned that the EPA has failed to provide tangible benefits from the proposal beyond what current pesticide rules provide.