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Climate change will require major transformation in farming system to tackle dra

Published Dec. 19, 2014

By mid-century the world needs to plan major transformations of its agriculture systems that respond to not just one but various climate change scenarios, says a study highlighting the serious nature of the climate impacts.

USDA releases additional Actual Production History information

Published Dec. 22, 2014

USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) has released additional details of the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion program designed to give crop producers relief from severe weather and drought.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

Published Dec. 22, 2014

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

Ohio farmers voice concern over flood-control plan

Published Dec. 22, 2014

The head of an agency overseeing a plan to reduce flooding along the Blanchard River in northwestern Ohio says a firsthand look at the area has helped him understand the problem.

Pig disease hiking ham prices

Published Dec. 22, 2014

If you haven't purchased a spiral-cut half ham for the holidays yet, be prepared for a bit of sticker shock when you do. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of piglets in 32 states, including Ohio, since it was first found in the U.S. last year, and as a result, the amount of hogs sent to slaughter is down by about 5 percent.