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Use caution when canning this fall

While it’s a wonderful, cherished tradition in many families to preserve food based on recipes that were developed and honed over the years in grandma’s, great-grandma’s and great-great-grandma’s kitchens, recipes should be reviewed, and if they don’t match recipes that have been tested and researched by food safety experts, they …

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West Nile Virus confirmed in Ohio horses

In late August, the Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed the first positive cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ohio horses for 2018. Two cases in Northeast Ohio have been confirmed and the animals had not been vaccinated. The spread of WNV in horses is preventable with proper vaccination and …

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Ohio NRCS announces new EQIP application deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, as the deadline to submit applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Ohio. EQIP is a voluntary conservation program, which helps producers make conservation work for them. Together, NRCS and producers invest in …

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Hurricanes and harvest weather in 2018

By Aaron Wilson, Ohio State University Extension It was quite the wet week across the state of Ohio! Scattered thunderstorms throughout the week brought isolated 1- to 2-inch rainfall amounts. The big story began on Friday night, as a stalled out front provided a path for the remnants of Tropical …

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