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Exhibit honoring the contributions of women in agriculture at FSR

An exhibit honoring the contributions of women in agriculture will be displayed at this year’s Farm Science Review. “Women now make up 1 out of every 3 agricultural producers across the U.S.,” said Gigi Neal, Ohio State University Extension educator in agriculture and natural resources and co-leader of OSU Extension’s Ohio Women in Agriculture team. [...]

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Farm Science Review app launched for 2014

Smartphone and tablet users planning on attending the 2014 Farm Science Review, sponsored by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Sept. 16 to 18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, can now download this year’s customized mobile app complete with a full schedule, comprehensive maps and general [...]

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Auctioneer Johnny Regula helped out with the tire auction at Titan Tire's display at Farm Science Review. All of the proceeds went to The Ohio FFA Foundation.

Titan Tires auction raises big money for Ohio FFA Foundation

Titan Tire and the Ohio FFA Foundation held a charity auction at Farm Science Review to benefit Ohio FFA members. The auction took place on Wednesday in the Titan Tire booth at FSR (booth #95). The auction featured an assortment of Titan Tires and, with the help of Johnny Regula, raised $54,000!  

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OFU wants farmers to be part of Lake Erie solution

The Ohio Farmers Union will bring together scientists and agricultural experts in late September in a forum on seeking solutions for the annual algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie. OFU President Joe Logan said it’s important for farmers to acknowledge their part in Lake Erie’s woes, and that OFU is trying to [...]

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Ohio Farm Bureau invests $1 million in water quality

Ohio farmers will take measurable steps toward improving Ohio’s water resources with the launch of a $1 million water quality action plan announced by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees voted during a special meeting to commit significant resources to address agriculture’s role in Ohio’s water quality challenges. They [...]

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Ohio AgrAbility Program improving quality of life on the farm

The Ohio AgrAbility Program has a mission to promote independence for people in agriculture who want to continue to farm after experiencing a disabling condition. The program’s goal is to provide education, resources, and technical assistance to those individuals and their families so they may continue to do what they love to do, farm. Agriculture [...]

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Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters kicks off next week

A first-ever workshop in Ohio is bringing together farmers, scientists and other stakeholders to discuss whole-system solutions to the Midwest’s nutrient runoff and water problems. Organizers said the Sept. 14-16 program, called Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters, will focus on state-of-the-art best management practices for reducing fertilizer runoff into the Great Lakes and Mississippi River [...]

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Ohio receives $8.3 million for farmland protection and wetland restoration

Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Department of Agriculture’s investment of $328 million to help private landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill created the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, or ACEP, to protect critical wetlands and keep lands in farming for the future. “Conservation easements [...]

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SE Ohio bypass project makes the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards top 10 projects

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the $200 million U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass project made the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition top 10 projects. Since making America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects, the project is now up for the Grand Prize and People’s Choice award. A panel of experts will [...]

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House votes to halt water rule

The U.S. House this week voted 262-152 to approve legislation that would prevent the development and implementation of a regulation expanding the scope of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to cover most of the country’s water bodies, ditches and gullies, a rule that would be particularly detrimental to agriculture. Numerous agricultural organizations hailed the [...]

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