Country Life

Report confirms flaws in government Chesapeake Bay analyses

An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department. Left unchanged these differences could lead to farmers in the watershed paying a steep price for nutrients and sediments that have been [...]

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Ohio egg farmers help fight hunger at Ohio State Fair

For the second year, Ohio’s egg farmers are using the Ohio State Fair, which runs July 27-August 7, as an opportunity to help combat hunger in the Buckeye state. During each day of the fair, the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) will donate one dozen eggs to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for each kid’s meal that is [...]

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OSU ACT top in the nation

By Lyndsey Murphy, ACT president Last night in New Orleans there was reason for celebration, even though it isn’t Mardi Gras season. The Ohio State chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow was once again deemed top chapter in the nation. Ohio State ACT has won this prestigious award 3 of the past four years and [...]

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National FFA receives nearly $1.9 million from Microsoft for Agricultural Career Network

Microsoft has donated nearly $1.9 million of software, training and support to the National FFA Organization for the creation of a new online network to help students track educational successes, pursue awards and scholarships and ultimately obtain careers in the agriculture industry. The Agricultural Career Network will be an online portal that students can use [...]

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Food price factors

Growing demand for corn to use in biofuels and for soybeans to help feed a booming Chinese economy are among key forces driving commodity prices higher this year, according to a report by three Purdue agricultural economists. A weak U.S. dollar, high oil prices, declining grain supplies and poor harvests in 2010 also contributed, they [...]

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Weather update? It's hot

In case you haven’t noticed, it is hot. Really hot. Here is a weather update from Jim Noel, with the National Weather Service. No changes from last week. A hot week with some scattered storms and severe weather can be expected. July 18-25 – Temperatures will average 5-10 degrees above normal with rainfall averaging 0.5 [...]

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Weather update? It’s hot

In case you haven’t noticed, it is hot. Really hot. Here is a weather update from Jim Noel, with the National Weather Service. No changes from last week. A hot week with some scattered storms and severe weather can be expected. July 18-25 – Temperatures will average 5-10 degrees above normal with rainfall averaging 0.5 [...]

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Ohio State Fair Ticket Giveaway!

The 2011 Ohio State Fair is almost here. The fair kicks off July 27th and runs until August 7th. The Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal will be there everyday bringing back the lastest news to share on air, in print and online. We’re the home of Kalmbach Feeds Feeding You the Results First. [...]

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Woody biomass can help nation meet its energy needs

25x’25 released a Wood-to-Energy Policy Roadmap concluding that the focused use of woody biomass to help meet America’s energy needs could increase the nation’s forest land base and improve the environmental services that land provides. 

 The findings are among the principal conclusions developed by a diverse panel of leading forestry, conservation, scientific and energy [...]

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The Country Chaplain

By Tim Reeves As just about everyone reading this magazine knows, it’s been a tough year to try and grow anything in Ohio. Patience has been more than a desired virtue; it’s been a way of life. Someone once said patience is the ability to throttle your engine when you feel like stripping your gears. [...]

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