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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 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.

Pumpkin growers experience challenges

Published Oct. 5, 2015

Stan Smith, program assistant for agriculture and natural resources for The Ohio State University Extension office in Lancaster, said many pumpkin farms have struggled this year from heavy rainfall and disease.

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.