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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

USDA lists 100 top agriculture co-ops for 2015

Published Oct. 8, 2015

"The nation's co-ops are essential to the U.S. economy and to rural America," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said. "The income they generate is reinvested or returned to members who spend it in their local communities. USDA is proud to continue its support of the cooperative movement."

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.