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New plan to certify Ohio produce could soon be approved

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement being reviewed by Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Breaking: House and Senate conferees agree on farm bill

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Congressional leaders appointed to the farm bill conference have reached an agreement, and the bill could be voted on by the full House this week.

Ohio cattlemen honor Carpers; Gahler named Young Cattleman of Year

Monday, January 27, 2014

The need to increase the Ohio beef checkoff was a repeated theme during the annual meeting of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Jan. 25.

In cold weather, use space heaters cautiously

Monday, January 27, 2014

Space heaters can help, but use them wisely.

Energy awareness during cold weather: keeping warm without stressing utilities

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cold weather can stress public utilities. Here’s a few ways to stay warm while also keeping utility stress to a minimum.

Americans are making better food choices, according to USDA study

Monday, January 27, 2014

American adults are eating better, making better use of available nutrition information, and consuming fewer calories coming from fat and saturated fat, consuming less cholesterol and eating more fiber, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

Drainage innovations can improve Lake Erie

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Midwest prairies are some of the most productive farmlands in the U.S., and prairie potholes — depressions left behind in the landscape when glaciers made their last retreat around 12,000 years ago — contain some of the prairies’ most fertile soils.

Job seekers have five minutes to impress

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that nearly half (49 percent) of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a candidate is a good or bad fit for the position, and 87 percent know within the first 15 minutes.

FDA updating nutrition labels for the first time in 20 years

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is considering updating those nutrition labels on food packaging. The last time nutrition labels were updated was the 1990s. Since then we’ve learned a lot about nutrition.

Researcher works on revolutionizing hydroponic plant growth to feed the masses

Friday, January 24, 2014

Six years ago, then-16-year-old high school student Sanjay Rajpoot was channel surfing at his parents’ Santa Barbara, Calif., home when a documentary caught his attention. It was about hydroponics — the practice of growing plants in water without soil.

Breaking: Ohio Senate passes ag nutrients bill

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ohio’s ag nutrients and water quaity bill is passed by the Senate.

There’s more to biofuel production than yield

Friday, January 24, 2014

When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price, scientists say.

City farming for country folks

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Urban farms are filling vacant lots, growing as rooftop gardens, and sprouting in streetside flowerboxes. Creative and resourceful city farming methods put-to-use in the country can increase farm yields, productivity and profit. Urban farming techniques can help country farmers optimize space, micromanage renewable resources, and market products direct.

Ohio auctioneers gather for annual conference in Dublin, honor winners

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Auctioneers from across the state convened this past weekend for the Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) annual conference.

Efficiency, good rations define Ohio’s Commercial Cattlemen of the Year

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Watts Farms in Licking County named Commercial Cattlemen of the Year.

Need a seed? Our National Seed Swap Day resource will help

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Having a difficult time finding that heirloom tomato you bought at a farmers market last summer? Why not attend a seed swap? And what better time to find a seed swap than National Seed Swap Day?

Even though it’s winter, there’s still plenty of pasture work to be done

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

With the colder temperatures and calving season upon us, the nutrient requirement for momma cows is soon to be at its peak demand.

Cash prices will barely cover direct costs of raising corn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

There’s been shift in profit centers on some Midwestern dairy farms for a couple years, one that is likely to shift again in 2014.

Safely storing food and extending shelf life

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Many of us have probably thrown away food due to spoilage. Unfortunately, doing this can be wasteful and expensive. Here’s how to get the most out of your food by storing it properly.

Ohio produce growers’ congress: Know your customer, adjust to his behavior

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The OPGMA produce congress is underway and continues through Jan. 22 in Sandusky.

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