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09/01/2011 Impact of Natural Gas Production on Rural Ohio Discussed at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Natural gas production from shale has potential for significant impacts on rural Ohio. Experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and OSU Extension will discuss opportunities and challenges for rural economies in developing this natural resource at the Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 near London. Andy Vance Stan Ernst
08/09/2011 Learn to Improve Soil Health at Field Days August 17, 18 WAUSEON, Ohio – Understanding soil health and biology is critical to maximizing plant healthy and productivity, according to Ohio State University Extension educators, and will be the focus of two field days later this month. Andy Vance Greg LaBarge
07/06/2011 Repeal of Ohio Estate Tax Concerns Transition Planning Professionals COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Commonly referred to as the "Death Tax" by critics, estate tax is one of the more controversial issues in agricultural policy circles, said an Ohio State Extension agricultural law expert. Andy Vance Peggy Hall
12/01/2011 Genetic Improvement Propels Corn Yield Past Weather Woes COLUMBUS, Ohio – Weather conditions at planting and harvest worked to stymie farmers in 2011. Despite frustrating meteorological developments, Ohio State University experts say continuous improvements in corn genetics and traits allowed producers to record impressive yields this year. Andy Vance Peter Thomison, Matt Sullivan
07/28/2011 Animal Rights Activists Target University Researchers, Students COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Activists promoting an agenda of animal rights have long protested the use of animals by major research universities and institutions.    Earle Holland, Ohio State University’s assistant vice president for Research Communications, said those activists are increasingly targeting students pursuing degrees in fields known for relying on laboratory animals to conduct research. Andy Vance Earle M. Holland
12/01/2011 Corn Harvest Winding Down, Yields Better Than Expected COLUMBUS, Ohio – As farmers near completion of the 2011 harvest, Ohio State University corn extension specialist Peter Thomison said that despite major weather challenges at planting and harvest, yields were largely better than expected across much of Ohio. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
07/06/2011 Expansion of Sheep Industry Focus of Ohio Sheep Day July 16 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs more sheep. That's the conclusion of Ohio State Extension Sheep Specialist Roger High, coordinator of the annual Ohio Sheep Day slated for July 16 at Blue Heron Farm in Columbiana County. Andy Vance Roger High
07/28/2011 Common Sense Management Necessary to Minimize Heat Stress on Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Both man and beast suffer the effects of high heat and humidity in the dog days of summer, so cattle and sheep producers need to adopt basic strategies to keep animals calm, cool and collected through the year's hottest days. Andy Vance John F. Grimes, Roger A. High
12/01/2011 Nutrient Management Key Theme of Ohio No-Till Conference CELINA, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till Council will discuss the critical importance of managing phosphorous and other nutrients through conservation tillage practices at the annual Ohio No-Till Conference, Dec. 6, 2011 in Plain City. Andy Vance Jim Hoorman
07/06/2011 June Plantings, Quarterly Stocks Reports Generally Bearish COLUMBUS, Ohio -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's June Plantings report released Thursday morning, U.S. farmers planted 1.5 million more corn acres than the market expected, said an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
09/08/2011 Trade Expecting Lower Corn Production In September Crop Report COLUMBUS, Ohio – Commodity market analysts expect lower U.S. corn and soybean production estimates in next week’s crop production report from the Department of Agriculture, and one Ohio State University agricultural economist says that could lead to marketing opportunities for farmers. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
10/20/2011 Cutworm Numbers Increasing, Not Yet Presenting Problems in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – The number of adult moths of the western bean cutworm trapped by Ohio State University Extension professionals increased for the fifth straight year, but fortunately, larval infestations have yet to present an economic impact on Ohio farms. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
09/08/2011 ‘Question the Authorities’ on Ag Economy, Markets and Policy at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics will present a series of updates on the agricultural economy, commodity markets and policy issues at the 2011 Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. Andy Vance Stan Ernst
08/11/2011 100-Bushel Soybeans Possible, Farmers Should Master Basics First URBANA, Ohio -- With continuing improvements in plant genetics, biotechnology and farm management, producing high-yielding soybeans is more attainable than ever, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Harold Watters
09/29/2011 Fall Herbicide Application Later Than Normal Following Late Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fall herbicide applications are still a good idea this year, despite a later-than-normal harvest, according to Ohio State University Extension weed specialist Mark Loux. Andy Vance Mark Loux
08/11/2011 Favorable midseason weather conditions mean near-trendline yield still possible COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Late planting conditions coupled with high heat and below-average rainfall throughout June and early July could have spelled disaster for Ohio’s corn crop this year. A reversal of meteorological fortunes during critical phases of the growing season, however, means a near-trendline yield is still possible, according to Ohio State University experts. Andy Vance Peter Thomison, Harold Watters
06/30/2011 Markets Watching Tight Supplies, Question Demand Strength COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Volatility has been used to describe the grain markets with increasing frequency in recent years, and an Ohio State University agricultural economist expects the trend to continue throughout 2011. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
09/29/2011 Ag, Rural Issues Central to New Ohio State Center for Subsurface Energy COLUMBUS, Ohio – Natural gas production from shale deposits could significantly change the rural economic landscape in states like Ohio, and will be a key focus of Ohio State University’s new Subsurface Energy Resource Center, according to the Center’s co-director, agricultural economist Douglas Southgate. Andy Vance Douglas Southgate
10/19/2011 Proposed Regulations Could Mean Big Changes For Farm Youth Labor COLUMBUS, Ohio – An update of federal labor regulations governing youth employment could mean significant changes in the types of work young people can do on the farm, according to the leader of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
08/11/2011 Markets Remain Tight As USDA Trims Corn, Soybean Production COLUMBUS, Ohio – An already tight grain and oilseed market got even tighter Thursday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its August crop production and supply and demand estimates. Andy Vance Matthew C. Roberts
11/17/2011 Kudzu Presents Problems, Not Yet Running Rampant in the North WOOSTER, Ohio – An invasive species synonymous with the South has taken root in the Eastern Corn Belt, but according to Ohio State University Extension field crop pathologist Anne Dorrance, it doesn’t yet present quite the headaches for farmers above the Mason-Dixon Line as it has below. Andy Vance Anne Dorrance
06/30/2011 Wet Spring Stresses Pastures and Forages, Changes Grazing Plans COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rain kept farmers from planting corn and soybeans for several weeks, but the relatively unprecedented precipitation this spring had another significant consequence: pasture and forage stress. Andy Vance John Grimes
11/17/2011 Following Harvest, Farmers Have Plenty of Work Ahead URBANA, Ohio – As farmers wrap up harvesting corn and soybeans across the Eastern Corn Belt, the work is just getting started on many farms, with fertilizer, herbicide and tillage applications planned in the waning weeks of productivity for 2011. Andy Vance Harold Watters
07/26/2011 EPDs Help Cattlemen Make Better Genetic Improvement Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Better data yields better decision-making in genetic selection, according to Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator John Grimes. A new EPD from the American Angus Association and improvements in DNA technologies mean even better data for beef producers. Andy Vance John F. Grimes
07/26/2011 Corn and Soybeans Trading Weather Now Until August Reports COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Market volatility is a regular feature of the grain and oilseed market this growing season according to one Ohio State agricultural economist, and will remain so until at least the next USDA production reports due in mid-August. Andy Vance Matthew C. Roberts
10/17/2011 Corn, Soybean Input Costs Expected to Climb 10-20% in 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Led by increases in fertilizer and seed, farmers can expect to spend as much as 20 percent more to produce corn and soybeans in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to Ohio State University Extension experts. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
11/17/2011 Post-USDA Reports, Market Focus Likely Shifts to 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a November U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report described as “pretty boring,” Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said the grain markets are largely watching other markets and awaiting thoughts of buying acres for 2012 production. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
07/01/2011 Tough Year for Wheat Production, Yields Highly Varied WOOSTER, Ohio -- The significance of Ohio's extremely wet spring is well documented in terms of corn and soybean production, but wheat fields also suffered considerably from the abundant precipitation. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
09/12/2011 USDA Secretary Vilsack: 'Agriculture is Cool Again' COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s number one industry and economic driver is again attracting the attention of young, talented people interested in a career in food and resource production and related sciences, according to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Andy Vance Tom Vilsack, Bobby Moser
11/17/2011 Ohio State’s Hall to Lead American Agricultural Law Association COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) elected Peggy Kirk Hall of The Ohio State University as its next president during the organization’s annual conference in late October. Hall is the director of Ohio State’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program. Andy Vance Peggy Kirk Hall

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