News & Events

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.

USDA releases battle plan for possible bird flu return

Published Sep. 21, 2015

USDA today released a preparedness and response plan to combat future outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which decimated commercial chicken and turkey flocks in the Midwest earlier this year.

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

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.

U.S. may use heat to kill poultry if bird flu strikes again

Published Sep. 21, 2015

U.S. agriculture officials seeking to control deadly bird flu have approved a method of killing infected poultry that entails sealing barns shut, turning up the heat and shutting off ventilation systems, an option that has been condemned by animal rights groups as cruel.

Precision technology showcased at 2015 Farm Science Review

Published Sep. 22, 2015

Anyone doubting the accuracy, potential, and future of precision technology in agriculture has probably not seen the aerial photos of a corn field with an unmistakable Block O pattern at the Farm Science Review (FSR) south of I-70.

P&G president hired by world’s biggest meat supplier

Published Sep. 21, 2015

A Procter & Gamble president who will retire later this month has been hired to lead brand development for JBS, a Brazilian company that is the world’s largest processor of beef, lamb and poultry.

On-farm cooperation facilitating OSC research and marketing efforts

Published Sep. 22, 2015

The research efforts of Ohio agriculture certainly include lab testing, university plot work and data analysis, but every farmer knows that the most dependable crop production research also includes extensive work in real, on-farm fields.

Ohio students can visit pig farms without leaving classroom

Published Sep. 21, 2015

Ohio students can visit farms without ever having to leaving their classrooms through a series of Virtual Field Trips to Ohio Pig Farms, offered throughout the 2015-16 school year by the Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit MidAmerica.

Ohio farm families recognized for their conservation efforts

Published Oct. 1, 2015

Presenting the awards, Michael Bailey, chief of the ODNR Division of Soil and Water, said the farmers of today face a multitude of challenges, from weather challenges, to changes in technology and the most recent issues dealing with water quality.