News & Events

Why immigration reform matters to agriculture

Published Sep. 2, 2015

Without immigration reform, the loss farm workers could ripple through the entire ag-based economy with potentially long-term negative effects.

OSU Extension calls for voluntary poultry registration

Published Sep. 2, 2015

“It’s a critical part of our countywide emergency preparedness plan,” stated Sarah Noggle, Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Paulding County. “If avian influenza (AI), also known as the bird flu, were to hit Paulding County, it would be very devastating to our county as a whole.”

Ohioan named finalist in America's Pig Farmer contest

Published Sep. 2, 2015

The National Pork Board has selected the four finalists in its newest contest, America's Pig Farmer of the Year, including Lauren Schwab of Somerville, Ohio.

Chipotle sued for false advertising, misleading consumers

Published Sep. 1, 2015

A California woman filed a lawsuit Aug. 28 against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., alleging the restaurant’s marketing and advertising campaign that claims its menu does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is “deceptive and misleading to consumers because many of Chipotle’s menu items actually do contain GMOs.”

Bee buffer strip initiative seeks 100 Ohio farmers

Published Sep. 1, 2015

The U.S. Bee Buffer Project, an initiative of the Pollinator Partnership (P2), Burt’s Bees and The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, is immediately seeking 100 Ohio farmers, ranchers and orchardists to set aside small plots of land as bee buffer zones. Once established, the nectar-rich honey bee forage will support pollinator- dependent crops, which represents one-third of the food we eat.