Country Life

Congress approves free trade agreements

  Much of the agricultural sector praised the passage of the free trade agreements in the House and Senate. The White House transmitted the FTAs with Korea, Colombia and Panama to Congress last week.   Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, as well as Ohio House Reps. Austria, Chabot, Gibbs, Johnson, Jordan, Latta, Renacci, Schmidt, Stivers, Tiberi [...]

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Motorists, Farmers Urged to Use Caution

As Ohio farmers prepare for this fall’s crop harvest, Ohio Agriculture Director James Zehringer and Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Born are asking motorists and farmers to use caution when driving in October and November. Motorists are encouraged to be aware of increased numbers of tractors and farm equipment likely to be seen [...]

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National Emerald Ash Borer Research Conference in Wooster Oct. 12-13

U.S. and Canadian scientists will gather in Wooster on Oct. 12 and 13 to share the latest research on emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect responsible for killing millions of ash trees in urban settings and forests from Minnesota to Quebec, from Michigan to Tennessee.

 The Emerald Ash Borer Research and Technology Development Meeting will be held for the first [...]

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Ag Law Symposium next month

From shale gas legal issues to enforcing the state’s new Livestock Care Standards to federal and state agricultural legislation, the Nov. 18 Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium is packed with hot topics in the legal community. Organizer Peggy Hall, director of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program, said the fourth annual program could [...]

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Trade agreements move to the Senate

On Monday, Oct. 3, President Obama submitted the three pending trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama to Congress for consideration. The House of Representatives quickly took action on the submission with the Ways and Means Committee holding a mark-up on the agreements and passing them from committee. The House and Senate are expected to vote [...]

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Does religion have a place in politics?

By Tim Reeves, the Country Chaplain It’s more than a year away, but the election to choose the next president can’t come soon enough. We still have more than 12 months before we’ll decide who that individual will be, but already, I’m a little weary of the process. Political pundits predict this election will be [...]

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USDA Grant helps Ohio counties impacted by DHL departure

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding awards that will support rural communities, help create jobs and build regional economies in 34 states, including Ohio. Vilsack made the announcement during the Rural Wealth Creation and Livelihoods Conference, sponsored by the USDA Economic Research Service and the Ford Foundation.

 “The funds I am announcing will help local [...]

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Grow Forward program partners farmers and OSU athletics

The Ohio State Athletic Department’s Buckeye Club has initiated a new program to engage one of Ohio State’s most loyal and passionate fan bases: Ohio Farmers. The “Grow Forward” program is a partnership between Ohio Agriculture and the Buckeye Club with an ultimate goal of fully supporting Ohio State’s student-athlete scholarship fund. “The Buckeyes are [...]

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Webinar to discuss changes in child labor regulations

The OSU Agricultural Safety and Health Program will present the webinar “Changes to the Agricultural Child Labor Regulations: What it could mean when hiring young people on the farm” on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 3-4 p.m. Jepsen will present the online seminar, which will outline the proposed changes and explain what the Department of Labor’s [...]

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Minyo wins Noonan Invitational

Pictured is Dale Minyo holding the coveted Havercamp Cup and wearing the Champions Jacket Dateline Salt Fork State Park Dale Minyo wins the 2011 Noonan Invitational in runaway fashion. This is the first time Minyo has won the event in it’s ten year history. This victory is proof Dale doesn’t spend all his time broadcasting [...]

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