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05/08/2012 Coming June 2 in Canton: Food Safety Practices for Fruit, Vegetable Growers CANTON, Ohio -- Stark Parks will host a program on food safety practices for fruit and vegetable growers from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 2 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. Ashley Kulhanek
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
09/29/2011 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
08/03/2011 ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century CELINA, Ohio -- Everyone has an opinion about conventional tillage versus no-till. Ohio State University Extension, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till Council have developed a third tillage system for farmers to consider. ECO Farming is a new concept and way of farming in the 21st century. Andy Vance Jim Hoorman
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
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
07/08/2011 Late-planted Soybeans Slightly More Susceptible to Insect Feeding Issues WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the significance of Ohio's wet spring fresh in farmers' minds, an Ohio State University expert recommends extra vigilance when scouting fields for soybean pests this summer. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
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
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
11/09/2011 Poor Forage Quality Requires Solid Nutrition Management This Winter ATHENS, Ohio – Concerned with forage quality, particularly over late-made first cutting hay, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said farmers need to diligently manage livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter. Andy Vance Rory Lewandowski
11/09/2011 Farm Bill Proposals Mark ‘Evolutionary Change’ in Safety Net COLUMBUS, Ohio – After analyzing 10 major proposals circulating for the 2012 Farm Bill as of October, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said the proposals reflect a striking commonality in the philosophical changes underlying the debate over federal farm programs. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
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
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
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
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
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
12/18/2011 End of Year Brings Significant Tax Implications for Farmers JEFFERSON, Ohio – As 2011 draws to a close, so do opportunities for farmers to take advantage of certain provisions of the federal tax code, according to Ohio State University Extension educator David Marrison. Andy Vance David Marrison
10/19/2011 From Teosinte to Quad Stacks: See the History of Corn at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Farmers produce millions of bushels of corn annually, thanks in no small part to centuries of evolution in plant breeding, farming practices, and biotechnology. The history of corn, from ancient grasses to modern marvel, will be on display at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Harold Watters
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
12/18/2011 Don’t Overdo Tillage Following Wet Spring, Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – Warning farmers against “recreational tillage” between now and planting the 2012 crop, recently retired Ohio State University Extension engineer Randall Reeder said the unusually wet conditions surrounding planting and harvest in 2011 made quite an impact on soil conditions. Andy Vance Randall Reeder

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