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09/28/2011 Killing Crop-Eating Pests: Compounds Work by Disrupting Bugs' Winter Sleep COLUMBUS, Ohio - The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest's winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests. Emily Caldwell David Denlinger
09/27/2011 Late-planted Corn Could Lead to Additional Drying Costs at Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a season marked by significant precipitation prior to planting and recent rains leading into harvest, farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt might expect corn coming out of the field at a higher moisture content than usual. Higher moisture corn could lead to higher energy costs for farmers this fall, according to Ohio State University Extension Production Business Management Leader Barry Ward. Andy Vance Barry Ward
09/27/2011 Agricultural Exports Add Significant Value to Ohio Farmers’ Revenue COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid a visit to Ohio by a Taiwan soybean and corn delegation to sign letters of intent to purchase corn and soybeans, Ohio State University agricultural economist Ian Sheldon said the export of agricultural products adds significantly to farm revenues. Andy Vance Ian Sheldon
09/23/2011 Chow Line: Apples really could keep doctor away (for 10/2/11) Are apples as good for you as other fruits are? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
09/22/2011 OSU Extension to Lead Ohio Farm to School Program As students head back to school, they may be eating more fresh Ohio foods in their school lunch, breakfast and snack programs. The Ohio State University Extension program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will now provide leadership for the statewide Farm to School program, tapping into the strength of state, county, regional and national networks. Julie Fox Julie Fox
09/22/2011 Media Advisory: Elementary, Middle School Students Get Taste of Food Science Sept. 26 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- About 100 elementary and middle school students from central Ohio schools will learn the basics about food science and technology and food safety at Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. Martha Filipic V.M. "Bala" Balasubramaniam
09/22/2011 Food Dialogues Reach Farm Science Review Attendees via Satellite and Twitter Thought leaders in food and agriculture production and policy, wildlife, animal care and the environment came together via satellite and Twitter (#foodd) with farmers and consumers to discuss concerns about water and land availability, energy costs, food prices and transparency. Melanie Wilt
09/21/2011 Issues and Opportunities for Shale Gas Production Complex LONDON, Ohio – Farmers and landowners face several complex issues and opportunities relative to mineral rights as Ohio develops natural gas production from Marcellus and Utica shale, advised experts from the Ohio State University speaking at Farm Science Review 2011. Andy Vance Doug Southgate, Allen Klaiber, Mike Lloyd
09/21/2011 ‘Fueling the Cure’ Yields $101,000 Joint Food, Cancer Research Endowment LONDON, Ohio – The philanthropic efforts of five agricultural cooperatives spawned a unique joint endowment between the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center with a donation of over $101,000 Tuesday (9/20) at Ohio State’s Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Bobby Moser, Steven Clinton
09/20/2011 Corn Harvest As Scheduled at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Despite a late start to the growing season and seven-tenths of an inch of rain less than 24 hours before show time, corn harvest is on as scheduled at Farm Science Review 2011, according to General Manager Chuck Gamble. Andy Vance Chuck Gamble, Nick Zachrich
09/19/2011 Media Advisory: Ohio Governor John Kasich to Attend Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Ohio Governor John Kasich will attend Ohio State University's Farm Science Review (FSR), Sept. 20, for the Vice President's Luncheon. Andy Vance
09/19/2011 Confined Spaces, Teen Challenge Highlight Safety Demos At Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Helping farmers and rural youth understand the implications of farm safety is the goal of several demonstrations, displays, and interactive events at Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center outside London. Andy Vance Kathy Henwood
09/19/2011 A Milestone Reached: OARDC Dedicates First-in-Ohio Ag Safety Facility WOOSTER, Ohio -- In the presence of elected officials, Ohio State University leaders and community supporters, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) unveiled last Friday, Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at safeguarding Ohio’s $100-billion agricultural industry from infectious diseases that threaten plants and animals in an increasingly globalized economy. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
09/19/2011 Master Gardeners Donate to Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio — Wooster’s Secrest Arboretum celebrated its continuing recovery from tornado damage this past Friday (9/16), the storm’s one-year anniversary, and Ohio’s Master Gardener Volunteers added some icing to the cake. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
09/16/2011 Chow Line: Take care when choosing snack bar (for 9/25/11) I recently tried a new brand of granola bar and was surprised at how sweet it was -- it was almost like eating a candy bar. What should I look for on the label when trying another kind? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
09/15/2011 Family Fundamentals: Online course can help with family finances (September 2011) My wife recently received a small inheritance. Instead of paying off some of our debt, she bought our children new games, bikes and other non-essentials. We don't see eye to eye about money. How can we get past this? Martha Filipic Cazilia Loibl, Kara Newby
09/14/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: OARDC to Dedicate First-in-Ohio Ag Safety Lab Sept. 16 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil this Friday, Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building for the study of infectious diseases of plants and animals that threaten Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza
09/13/2011 On-farm Storage Generally Pays, Caution Recommended This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio – The old saying regarding on-farm grain storage goes something like this: “bins pay dividends.” This year, however, may be the one year in many that bucks conventional wisdom, according to one Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
09/13/2011 Market Focus Returns to Weather, Broader Economy Following USDA Reports COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, commodity traders and market analysts will largely turn their focus back toward Mother Nature in the final weeks of the growing season following a September crop production report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that yielded few surprises, according to Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist Matt Roberts. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
09/13/2011 Campus Prepares for 'ArboBlitz' Oct. 5-8 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Come October, Mary Maloney hopes to see hundreds of tree-huggers crowding Ohio State University's campus. "And I'm hoping for a lot of non-tree-huggers too," she said. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
09/12/2011 Champion Dog Breeder: 'I Owe It All to 4-H' COLUMBUS, Ohio – David Vollette has made a mark showing and breeding dogs on an international scale. And, he says, it wouldn’t have happened without Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Tom Archer, Lucinda Miller, David Vollette
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
09/09/2011 Top 10 Things to See at This Year's Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Farmers will dream big at this year's Farm Science Review, which promises to offer visitors a number of new technologies and advantages to improve on-farm profits.  Melanie Wilt
09/09/2011 OARDC to Unveil Unique Ag Safety Facility Sept. 16 in Wooster: Public Invited WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at enhancing its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals -- and further safeguarding Ohio's $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
09/09/2011 Chow Line: 'Freshman 15' largely a myth, but be wise (for 9/18/11) I just started college and I know my eating patterns have changed dramatically from when I was living at home. I'm worried about gaining the "freshman 15." What can I do to stop from gaining weight?  Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
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
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
09/07/2011 OSU South Centers Celebrate 20 Years with Open House Sept. 15 PIKETON, Ohio -- The Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon are celebrating two decades of diversifying agriculture and promoting economic development in southern Ohio, and want to share this milestone with area residents, friends and clientele past and present at a Sept. 15 open house. Mauricio Espinoza Tom Worley
09/06/2011 Researchers: No Need to 'Reinvent Wheel' to Increase Access to Local Produce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of local foods should work within the current food distribution system to increase its availability instead of trying to start from scratch, says a new Ohio State University study. Martha Filipic Jill Clark, Jeff Sharp, Shoshanah Inwood
09/02/2011 Chow Line: Watch the toppings for a healthy salad (for 9/11/11) Over the summer, our salads have gotten more and more elaborate. With cheese, almonds and other toppings, are we being as healthy as we think? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel

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