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City of Green looks for someone to run historic farm Read more: http://www.cant

Published Sep. 9, 2014

They plan to lease the Levi Hartong farmstead at the southern tip of the park, near Mount Pleasant Road, to anyone interested in turning it into a working farm again.
“We’re looking for some very creative folks,” said Valerie Wolford, the city’s communications coordinator.
The Hartong Farm is the only site in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

More Farm Data Isn't the Real Point

Published Sep. 9, 2014

The whole point of measuring data is to get information that helps you make better decisions – so you can change what you're doing to get a different result. But if you aren't making changes based on what you discover from your data, why are you taking measurements in the first place?

Crop prices and interest rates drive CAUV increase

Published Sep. 5, 2014

The increase in this year’s CAUV update is largely due to significant increases in crop prices and a simultaneous decrease in interest rates. These two factors simply mean that agricultural land in Ohio has a much higher value now than it did three to six years ago. Regardless, these changes are dictated by the workings of the CAUV formula and not by any action of the General Assembly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.