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Of romance, love and chocolate…

 Romance and love are in the air. Let’s not forget about chocolate! Nothing says valentines like chocolate, conversation hearts and flowers. More than 58 million pounds of chocolate will be sold in leading up to that special day in February. Chocolate delivers a powerful punch in each bite. Last month …

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Workshop offers ideas for new ideas on the farm to boost income

Do low commodity prices have you concerned about your farm’s economic sustainability? Does your “sharp pencil” have you considering alternative agricultural enterprises to complement commodity corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock? Then consider attending the “Taking Your Farm a Different Direction” workshop on Feb. 27 in Fulton County. Some topics include re-visiting …

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Milk date labels contribute to food waste

Scientists in the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) say that arbitrary date labels on food contribute to significant food waste because the date labels serve only as an indicator of shelf life, which relates more to food quality than safety. Brian Roe, a CFAES …

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Ohio ag law issue update

Here’s a gathering of recent agricultural law news from Ohio State University’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program. CERCLA air emissions reporting further delayed. The Circuit Court that ruled that farms are not exempt from air emissions reporting under CERCLA has delayed the starting date for farms to begin reporting until …

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