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Ohio to Kansas photo highlights: Farmers helping farmers

March 2017 Ohioans get together through Facebook to lend a helping hand to the folks in need in Ashland, Kansas after devastating wildfires burned the area. March 24 7 a.m: The BAV crew meets up at the Beck’s facility near London. 8:30 a.m: The crew congregates at a rest stop near the Indiana state line [...]

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Perdue confirmation hearing held

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing yesterday on the nomination of Sonny Perdue as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “Today, Governor Perdue promised to be a ‘strong and tenacious advocate’ for America’s farmers and ranchers and ‘USDA’s chief salesman around the world.’ We could not agree more on the need for strong leadership at USDA, [...]

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NFU public comments strongly endorse fair practice rules

On behalf of nearly 200,000 family farm and ranch members, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday, advocating for the agency to finalize the Farmer Fair Practices Rules. The rules would provide family farmers and ranchers with protections against anti-competitive and abusive practices. “Family farmers and [...]

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Keep COOL NFU says

The Trump Administration this week released a list of 24 trade practices, including Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), that trade negotiators should prioritize in future negotiations. National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the administration to keep COOL on the list, and to ensure a reinstatement of COOL would be allowable under any renegotiation of the North American [...]

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 3 | March 22, 2017

In this episode, the crew has a roundtable discussion including the recent Ohio Farm Bureau Washington D.C. County Presidents’ Trip, a good turnout at the Ohio Beef Expo, speculation on the beginning of planting season, the importance of sunscreen on a bald head, and a look ahead to a trip by Ohioans out west to [...]

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New compound could stop mosquitoes

You may someday hear less of that buzzing sound. A team led by scientists from The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University has taken the next step toward developing an improved, sustainable mosquito insecticide — one that won’t cause the biting, sometimes-disease-carrying pests to become resistant to it. If successful, their work could one day [...]

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Agritourism conference focused on Ohio laws

Whether it’s a corn maze, a zip line, a hayride or a pick-your-own operation, Ohio farm operators who offer agritourism attractions must be properly insured and have warning signs posted at each activity notifying visitors that the operator is not liable for any injuries related to those inherent risks. That’s just a few of the [...]

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Learn how to effectively market products in workshop series

Ohio farmers and food producers can learn how to target and communicate with consumers to help increase the visibility and economic potential of their businesses at a workshop offered at three Ohio locations in March and April. The Educational Marketing Program workshop is being offered by specialists from the Direct Agricultural Marketing Program of Ohio [...]

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Ohio Senate to consider “Purple paint law” for trespassing

The Senate Judiciary recently heard testimony in support of a proposed change to Ohio’s criminal trespass laws.  The “purple paint law” proposed by Sen. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Twp.) allows landowners to use purple paint to alert potential trespassers of property boundary lines.  The purple paint would serve the same purpose as a “No Trespassing” sign [...]

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