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In response to the water challenges recently faced in the city of Toledo, Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi-agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) â€” Ohio-grown peaches are in short supply around the state. This year's harsh winter devastated Ohio's peach crop.
USDAâ€™s National Organic Program has tightened the requirements for the use of brand or company names that contain the word â€śorganicâ€ť or its variants on the labeling of packaged food products.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) has spread rapidly throughout the U.S. swine industry. Initially, contaminated feed was proposed as a risk factor for PEDv; however, data were not available to support this theory. Research conducted by Pipestone Veterinary Services and South Dakota State University now confirms that feed can be a carrier of the virus.
POLK, Ohio â€” Thereâ€™s no substitute for experience, and thatâ€™s especially true when it comes to telling the story of dairy farmers. Esther Welch, who recently retired as editor of Ohio (Holstein) News, had the experience of being a lifelong farmer, a mother and wife, and an accomplished writer.
WASHINGTON â€” The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown Universityâ€™s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiativeâ€™s StartupHoyas today announced updated eligibility guidelines for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.
In a study published recently in Nature, scientists in the Netherlands believe theyâ€™ve isolated a gene that will help tomato plants overcome the sleepy time and push them closer to 24 hours of productivity.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, hopes a provision he put in the latest farm bill will help Ohio obtain millions of dollars of additional conservation funds designed to help the state fight harmful algal blooms.
For the most part, soybean aphids have been a problem only in odd numbered years. Several other states have broken this two-year cycle, but it has held in Ohio for over 10 years. Recently, we have been noticing the presence of soybean aphids in soybean, mostly in the northern and central part of the state.
For the fifth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) â€śCattle on Feedâ€ť report showed a year on year decline
Two Wood County residents suing the Ohio and US EPA as well as the Ohio Department of Agriculture are saying these agencies violated the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit filed in federal court all boils down to waste permits for concentrated animal farms and the issue of who is allowed to issue them.
The United States has lost its latest attempt to defend the mandatory country-of-origin labeling law, according to individuals familiar with the World Trade Organization final ruling on the case, which was brought by Mexico and Canada.
There are no doubt many questions about decisions involved with the 2014 Farm Bill, but farmers are still currently enrolled in programs from the previous farm bill, including the Average Crop Revenue Program (ACRE).