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02/23/2012 April 27 in Wooster: Produce Safety Program for Farmers WOOSTER, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place April 27 at OARDC in Wooster. Ashley Kulhanek
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
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
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
12/18/2011 Biotechnology Only One Factor Behind Reduced Variation in US Crop Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the second of a series of papers discussing the impact of biotechnology on U.S. average crop yields, Ohio State University agricultural economist Carl Zulauf said that while “this study certainly doesn’t preclude biotechnology as an explanation for the decline in the variability of average yields for corn, cotton and soybeans, it does suggest more universal factors are likely occurring.” Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
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
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
12/18/2011 Biotechnology One Factor In Field Crop Yield Trends COLUMBUS, Ohio – While not a definitive study, one Ohio State University agricultural economist said statistical evidence on linear yield trends suggests that biotechnology could play a role in explaining increased yield trends for corn and soybeans over the past 15 years, even though the increase in yield trend is not large for these two crops. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
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
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
11/04/2011 Comment Period Extended for Proposed Farm Youth Labor Regulation Changes COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week an extension of the public comment period for proposed changes to the regulations governing employment of youth on farms and agricultural enterprises. Experts from Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program will host a webinar to discuss the proposed changes and answer questions from the public Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
12/18/2011 Ohio Corn and Soybean Performance Trial Results Now Available COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have released results of the 2011 Corn Performance Test and 2011 Soybean Performance Trials. Andy Vance
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
11/04/2011 Unusual Growing Season Could Lead to Unusual Aphid Cycle WOOSTER, Ohio – While farmers across the Eastern Corn Belt persist in harvesting a late soybean crop, Ohio State University Extension experts are working to determine how the soybean aphid might affect the 2012 crop. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
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
11/02/2011 Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers successfully reduced total phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to manage dissolved phosphorus in the lake, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. 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
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
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
11/02/2011 Livestock Producers Encouraged to Attend Heart of America Grazing Conference MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Livestock farmers from across the Corn Belt are invited and encouraged to attend the 11th annual Heart of America Grazing Conference in Mt. Vernon, Ill., Jan. 25-26, 2012. Andy Vance Jeff McCutcheon
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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