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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 23 | Ohio Crop Tour recap

Episode 23 of the podcast recorded just ahead of the 2017 solar eclipse which has grabbed public attention. The crew, consisting of host Joel Penhorwood, Bart Johnson, and Matt Reese talk the fun of eclipse watching among a variety of other topics. The Ohio Crop Tour wrapped up recently with the crew coming back to [...]

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What should a landowner do if a pipeline is improperly constructed?

Several pipeline projects are crisscrossing the state. While some landowners are just seeing equipment and workers show up on their property, others are seeing pipelines be buried and the land being reclaimed. Some Ohio landowners question whether pipelines on their property and reclamation of the land are being carried out properly.   Safety issues related [...]

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U.S., Canadian and Mexican farm groups support modernized NAFTA

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) today sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their calls that NAFTA re-negotiations should aim to modernize the agreement, rather than dismantle it. The AFBF, CFA, and CNA agree that agriculture represents one [...]

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Ohio will soon permit certain agricultural utility vehicles on public roads

A new Ohio law affects farmers that plan to use certain utility vehicles this planting season, including Gators, Mules and other utility vehicles with a bed designed to transport cargo. The new law is part of the 2018-2019 transportation budget, formally known as House Bill 26. HB 26, which goes into effect on June 30, [...]

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Learn how influenza topped fake news

Some of you may remember back to the fun days when taking a pig to the fair was the highlight of summer. Early on I wrote about my sons exercising their pigs in the roadside ditch when the pigs started chasing cars. Of course, the more the pigs chased the car, the driver slowed down [...]

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Could civil asset forfeiture be an issue in agriculture?

Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement to take property from citizens, regardless of whether the property owner is guilty or innocent — and without even charging the owner with a crime. Let’s look at a case that was recently declined review by the Supreme Court to see how this works. On April Fool’s Day in [...]

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Composting tour Aug. 24

This year’s Composting in Ohio tour, featuring industry issues and innovative facilities, will center around Lake Erie. The Aug. 24 event is for anyone interested in commercial or large-scale composting, including business owners, compost facility staff, farmers, scientists and public officials. Participants on the tour will visit Barnes Nursery Inc.’s compost facility in Huron, which [...]

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State Fair attendance dips

The 2017 Ohio State Fair concluded its 12-day run on Sunday, Aug. 6 with an estimated 801,031 attendees entering the gates between July 26 and August 6. This count reflects a 13% decrease since 2016, when a total of 921,214 visitors attended the Fair. “The last several years have seen attendance figures grow almost annually, [...]

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New Food and Farm Facts Book released by AFBF

The new Food and Farm Facts book, map and pocket guide, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, are now available. “Food and Farm Facts provides the opportunity to learn about the many ways modern farmers produce food to meet the needs of today’s consumers. I hope it also puts into perspective how [...]

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