News & Events

Farm bill offers honeybee, livestock and farm-raised fish producers protection

Published Nov. 26, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2013.

Global importance of urban agriculture 'underestimated'

Published Nov. 26, 2014

Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.

Homegrown By Heroes: Growing support for veteran farmers

Published Nov. 26, 2014

When Dawn and Lee Lichtenwalner left Las Vegas in 2008 to take up permanent residence at their 11-acre Leetonia, Ohio, vacation property, turning it into a full-time farming operation was not part of the plan. It took little to convince her husband, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 20 years service who was working for the IRS, to take the risk with her.

Hogan named president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Published Nov. 26, 2014

An Ohio State University Extension educator has been named president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Burger chains hit hard by record-high ground beef prices

Published Nov. 26, 2014

The price of lean ground beef has increased about 26 percent over the past two years, and could rise as much as another 10 percent in 2015. Restaurants may have just one choice as they look to combat that inflation. “Promote an LTO chicken breast sandwich,” said John Barone, president of Market Vision Inc.