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Here’s the beef: Meat, butter, eggs, whole milk get bum rap from doctored research

Recent research shows that consuming moderate amounts of butter, eggs, whole milk and meat is actually good for your health. Conversely, the research shows that carbohydrates and trans fats that metabolize rapidly are bad for you. These carbs quickly spike glucose and insulin in the bloodstream, contributing to increased levels of the “bad” kinds of [...]

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Food contest gives chance to put product on shelves

Ever think of starting your own food business but didn’t know where to start? Have family and friends raved about your unique dish at gatherings? Or do you have access to local ingredients and always considered a value-added product? If so, consider applying to the Ohio Signature Food Contest as a method to transform a dream [...]

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Free fishing weekend

Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, residents statewide can participate in the annual free fishing weekend during Ohio’s Free Fishing Days. During this time, Ohio residents may angle in state waters without a license. It’s a great weekend to take adult friends fishing to introduce them to the sport without having to gamble the [...]

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Gone Fishin’: Tales from across the Buckeye State

From the shores of Lake Erie in the north, to the banks of the Ohio River in the south, and the many watersheds and farm ponds in between, there are great fishing opportunities in the Buckeye State. Just a sampling of fishin’ tales from native Ohioans testifies to the pleasures of piscatorial pursuits and illustrates [...]

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From Successful Farming magazine, August 1962, Portrait of a Successful Dairyman.  Paul, Loretta, John and Risë Wise

A farm wife’s 2016 planting pointers

As I was reflecting on my “planting pointers” (http://ocj.com/2015/05/a-farm-wifes-spring-planting-pointers/) that I wrote last year for spring planting 2015, I wondered if there was anything I might have missed that I could add to my list this year. I know we are all feeling a new stress level we haven’t felt in a while, due to [...]

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Honeybee Challenge kicked off at OSU

Did you know that one in every three bites we eat is the result of honeybees at work? On April 19, students participating in this year’s Ag Innovators Experience (AIE) kickoff will learn about a critical component to growing food and feeding the world – honeybees. The “Honeybee Challenge” helps students understand the connection between [...]

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Ohio now accepting applications for the Monarch Butterfly Development Project

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new conservation effort to help agricultural producers provide food and habitat for monarch butterflies. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Ohio has $100,000 to help producers and conservation partners purchase nectar-rich plants like milkweed for creating monarch-friendly habitat along field borders, waterways and wetlands, and in [...]

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Anglers encouraged to participate in online fishing survey

Anglers are being asked to participate in a new online survey that will be delivered this spring. Approximately 25,000 randomly selected Ohio Fishing License holders will receive an email invitation from The Ohio State University requesting their participation in the survey that covers fishing-related topics, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Many [...]

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ODA issues stop-sale order for Thrifty propane deliveries

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has issued a stop-sale order for propane deliveries from propane trucks owned and operated by Thrifty Propane. The order prohibits the use of any and all Thrifty Propane trucks throughout the State of Ohio for commercial (sales or delivery) purposes unless approved by the Department. Following up on complaints that [...]

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ODNR announces Recertification of Ohio’s State Forests

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has obtained independent review and recertification for all of the 21 state forests under the management of the ODNR Division of Forestry. “Once again Ohio’s state forests have been recognized for responsible forest management under two separate third-party certification systems,” said Robert Boyles, ODNR deputy director and state [...]

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