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Campfire cooking tips

By Shelly Detwiler, berry farmer and dietician Camping is hot! Trendy I mean, the thing to do. Camping is one of the top 5 outside activities Americans like to do. Last year, 60% of midwesterners camped at least once during the year. That’s a bunch of campers! In 2015 Americans …

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No “bill of rights” vote for Lake Erie

By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow and Sr. Research Associate, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences The group Toledoans for Safe Water sought to put a “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” on the ballot this November as an amendment to the Toledo City Charter.  The amendment …

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Deer processing workshop

Ohio State University Extension and the Division of Wildlife are hosting a deer processing workshop on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Della Selsor Building at the Madison County Fairgrounds. The program starts at 5 p.m. with a venison chili dinner including cornbread, hot apple cider and dessert, followed by a …

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Wet pattern holding into October

By Jim Noel, NOAA There is no change from last week as an overall wetter than normal pattern will persist into the October harvest season. The one thing that has changed is that temperatures after last week’s hot weather do not look as warm into October. Temperatures are now more …

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Trade deal with Japan in the works

Many in agriculture are optimistic about the announcement that the United States and Japan will pursue a bilateral trade agreement. “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports President Trump’s commitment to expanding trade with Japan. Today’s announcement is exciting news for America’s beef producers because Japan is our top export …

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