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10/14/2011 October Crop Reports Provide Few Surprises COLUMBUS, Ohio – The October crop production and supply and demand reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture yielded surprisingly few surprises for the grain markets, according to Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
10/14/2011 DOT Clarification Means No Changes in Farm CDL Requirements COLUMBUS, Ohio – When it comes to the need for farmers to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to haul farm products or inputs, no news is good news, according to the Agricultural & Resource Law Program at The Ohio State University. Andy Vance Peggy Kirk Hall
10/14/2011 Chow Line: Reduce risk linked to fresh produce (for 10/23/11) I’ve read about the deaths associated with tainted cantaloupe. How are you supposed to protect yourself against that kind of contamination? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
10/14/2011 Have Questions on Exotic Tree Pests? OSU Extension Offers Free Program for Woodland Owners and Homeowners on Oct. 27 in Bryan (NW Ohio) BRYAN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension experts will offer landowners and homeowners an update on two of the most dangerous and talked-about invasive insect pests lurking in Ohio’s forests and landscapes: emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Mauricio Espinoza
10/13/2011 OSU Extension Offers Income Tax Schools COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will offer eight OSU Income Tax Schools across Ohio from Nov. 9 through Dec. 10. These two-day schools are designed for those who have some experience preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Instruction will focus on federal tax law changes and on the issues that tax preparers may encounter in 2011 returns. The schools also will include an Ohio income tax update.  David Marrison
10/13/2011 4-H CARTEENS Programs Get Driving Simulators HAMILTON, Ohio -- Distracted driving can be deadly, particularly to teens. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than older drivers to crash.  Martha Filipic James L. Jordan
10/12/2011 OARDC Announces 2011 Recipients of Service, Achievement Awards WOOSTER, Ohio – OARDC has announced the 2011 recipients of its service and achievement awards. They were presented Oct. 6 at the center's annual Employee Appreciation Night. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
10/10/2011 Niblack Takes Helm of Plant Pathology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Terry Niblack is proud to be sitting at the helm of "what's arguably the best plant pathology department in the country."  Martha Filipic Terry Niblack
10/10/2011 Ag Law Symposium Set for Nov. 18 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- From shale gas legal issues to enforcing the state's new Livestock Care Standards to federal and state agricultural legislation, the Nov. 18 Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium is packed with hot topics in the legal community. Martha Filipic Peggy Hall
10/08/2011 Dairy Producers Should Consider ‘Precision’ Diets to Maximize Profits COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dairy producers shouldn’t get used to $6 or $7 corn, and should tailor diets to maximize productivity and profitability, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Normand St-Pierre
10/07/2011 National Emerald Ash Borer Research Conference to be Held in Wooster Oct. 12-13 WOOSTER, Ohio -- U.S. and Canadian scientists will gather in Wooster on Oct. 12 and 13 to share the latest research on emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect responsible for killing millions of ash trees in urban settings and forests from Minnesota to Quebec, from Michigan to Tennessee. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
10/07/2011 Farmland Preservation Summit Nov. 17 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 12th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit is planned for Thursday, Nov. 17. Martha Filipic Jill Clark
10/07/2011 Chow Line: Alcohol/weight gain interaction complex (for 10/16/11) I’ve seen conflicting information about how much of an effect drinking alcohol might have on weight gain. Can you explain? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
10/06/2011 Northern Corn Leaf Blight Becoming ‘Concerning’ Disease Issue WOOSTER, Ohio – The continued incidence of northern corn leaf blight in Ohio fields is increasingly concerning to plant pathologists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/05/2011 Ohio State Launches Center for Applied Plant Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), are partnering to create the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS). The development of new bioproducts and enhanced crop performance are among its priorities.  Sandi Rutkowski
10/04/2011 Optimal Window for Planting Wheat Tightening WOOSTER, Ohio – As corn and soybean harvest extends into the later weeks of harvest, the optimal window for planting winter wheat in the Eastern Corn Belt is rapidly closing according to Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/04/2011 Late, Wet Harvest Conditions Cause Concerns Over Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – The combination of a late harvest and wet weather could mean optimal conditions for development of corn ear molds, according to Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/03/2011 Why Trees Matter? Forum to Explore It WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio’s sixth annual Why Trees Matter Forum, a look at the social, economic and environmental benefits of trees in cities and suburbs, takes place Oct. 19 in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Lisa Troyer
10/03/2011 New Food Science, Technology Chair Hopes to Form New Partnerships COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In his new role as chair of Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology, Richard Linton plans to forge new partnerships. Martha Filipic Richard Linton
09/30/2011 Researchers: Apply Public Trust Doctrine to 'Rescue' Wildlife from Politics COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When a species recovers enough to be removed from the federal endangered species list, the public trust doctrine -- the principle that government must conserve natural resources for the public good -- should guide state management of wildlife, scientists say.  Emily Caldwell Jeremy Bruskotter
09/30/2011 Chow Line: Sugar intake can affect triglycerides (for 10/9/11) My triglyceride numbers are climbing a bit, and I was told to cut back on my added sugar intake. That surprised me -- I know that saturated fat and trans fat can affect blood cholesterol and triglycerides, but what does sugar have to do with it? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/30/2011 Sustainable Ag's Vision in Ohio: Register by Monday (10/3) for Stinner Summit TOLEDO, Ohio -- Registration continues through Monday for Ohio’s fifth annual Stinner Summit, a day devoted to sustainable agriculture and specific new ways to further it. It’s from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 7 in Toledo. Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt
09/29/2011 Sheep, Goat Producers: Management Skills Workshop to be Held Oct. 14 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Sheep and goat producers who are certified organic, in transition to becoming organic, or just interested in small ruminants and organic methods won't want to miss the Management Skills for Organic Small Ruminants Workshop, to be held Oct. 14 from 1-5 p.m. at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Kathy Bielek
09/29/2011 Secrest Arboretum Plants 1,000th Tree Since Tornado WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum, which lost 1,600 trees to a tornado last year, recently dug in replacement No. 1,000 -- exactly one year later. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
09/29/2011 Hello, Birdie? See What’s on the Wing in Secrest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Will there be any snowbirds if there isn’t -- one hopes -- any snow? See for yourself on Oct. 8 when Secrest Arboretum holds its next bird walk.  Kurt Knebusch Kurt Knebusch
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
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
09/29/2011 Farmland Policy Innovation Center Announces Community-Based Agricultural Economic Development Grants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Six projects have been awarded grants through the Farmland Protection Partnership Program sponsored to support community-based agricultural economic development planning projects in Ohio. Nick Benson Jill Clark
09/29/2011 Autumn Discovery Day Is This Saturday (10/1) WOOSTER, Ohio -- Autumn Discovery Day, featuring garden advice, self-guided tours, and a sale of 100-plus types of hard-to-find trees and shrubs, takes place this Saturday in Secrest Arboretum, part of OARDC in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
09/28/2011 Two 4-H Events Offer Science Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Making mozzarella cheese, spinning wool after a sheep-shearing demonstration, and creating a lamp from an empty pop can are just some of the hands-on fun but educational experiences available at two upcoming Columbus events sponsored by Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey