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Updated online tool allows closer look at disease development

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The tool’s update now allows growers to include more personalized information to get a closer look at the risk of Fusarium head blight in their area.

Some wheat crops at risk for scab

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Southwest Ohio wheat growers with early flowering fields planted with highly scab-susceptible varieties are at moderate risk for Fusarium head blight development this week.

New USDA portal enables farmers, ranchers to request conservation assistance online

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal.

Bird flu threatens fair season

Friday, May 22, 2015

Poultry exhibits at several state and county fairs have been canceled this year in the wake of the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the nation,

Five more chicken flocks in Midwest with bird flu; 37 million birds affected

Friday, May 22, 2015

Five more flocks in Iowa and Nebraska have been confirmed with highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI).

Ohio dairy judging team to compete in Europe

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ohio 4-H dairy judging team will represent the state in Europe.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of May 21, 2015:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A roundup of FFA news.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 21, 2015:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A roundup of 4-H news.

Australian nonprofit’s new food pyramid offers clarity about nutrition

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nutrition Australia’s food pyramid depicts actual foods that fit in each category, unlike USDA’s MyPlate graphic.

Scientists confirm that Midwest floods are occurring more frequently

Monday, May 18, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. —  The U.S. Midwest region and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent floods during the last half-century, according to results of a new study. Iowa researchers The researchers, affiliated with the University of Iowa (UI) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), based their findings on daily records collected by the […]

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