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Death tax debate won't die in D.C.

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net Everyone has heard the saying that there are two things that are inevitable – death and taxes. Leave it to our leaders in Washington, D.C. to skip some steps and just combine the two. Estate Tax, commonly referred to as the “death tax,” is …

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Death tax debate won’t die in D.C.

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net Everyone has heard the saying that there are two things that are inevitable – death and taxes. Leave it to our leaders in Washington, D.C. to skip some steps and just combine the two. Estate Tax, commonly referred to as the “death tax,” is …

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Late March weather expectations

By Jim Noel, contributor to OSU’s CORN Newsletter The outlook for the rest of March is for an active pattern with above normal temperatures, above normal rainfall and some risk of severe weather. What will be quite different in 2012 versus 2011 is that the spring will not be as …

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OFBF tackles child farm labor in D.C.

By Ty Higgins This week, the County Presidents of The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation are making the annual trek to the Nation’s Capital for the 66thtime. The one thing that has not changed since the inaugural trip is that there is never a lack of issues on The Hill that …

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Vilsack announces conservation expansion

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the opportunity for producers to enroll a total of 1 million acres of land in a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) initiative to preserve grasslands and wetlands at Commodity Classic. USDA’s CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources through voluntary …

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Ohio CRP signup to begin March 12

Steve Maurer, the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, announced that general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 12, 2012, and continue through April 6, 2012.  During the signup period, farmers and landowners may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at …

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Wilmington College to Host Food Symposium March 20

Wilmington College will feature consumer activist, nutritionist and award-winning author Marion Nestle as keynote speaker at the daylong 2012 Food Symposium March 20. She will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. in Heiland Theatre. This year’s theme focuses on the hunger-obesity paradox. Additional presenters will be added. Author of Food …

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Search for 2012 Farm Mom of the Year Underway

Monsanto’s search for America’s Farmers Mom of the Year is back for 2012, along with a $10,000 grand prize. Anyone can nominate their favorite farm mom by visiting AmericasFarmers.com by April 23 and submitting a 300-word essay explaining how she contributes to her family, farm, community and agriculture. Five regional …

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RFD TV spinoff Rural TV debuts

RURAL TV, the world’s first television network devoted to rural interests internationally, began broadcast operations debuting on DISH satellite TV  channel 232 February 15, 2012.  This is Rural Media Group’s (RMG) second 24/7 television network building upon the success of RFD-TV, which recently celebrated its 11th year anniversary in serving …

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