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Black Swamp Conservancy protects 600-acre farm

The Black Swamp Conservancy, along with the U.S. and Ohio departments of agriculture, has entered into a permanent farmland preservation agreement with a Sandusky County family. The agreement covers a 604-acre farm, the Conservancy’s largest protected property to date. The farm is owned by Washusky Farms LTD and managed by …

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USDA revises national nutrient management standard

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised its national conservation practice standard on nutrient management to help producers better manage the application of nutrients on agricultural land. Proper application of nitrogen and phosphorus offers tremendous benefits to producers and the public, including cost savings …

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Farmers demonstrate Christmas spirit all year

By Kyle Sharp The Christmas holiday typically sparks a spirit of giving to those in need throughout Ohio and across the country. But through the Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program (OACP) and other hunger relief efforts, Ohio’s agricultural community is increasingly sharing its bounty with hungry families throughout the year. OACP …

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Don't forget to "Buy Ohio" for the holidays

By Kyle Sharp With job security and the economy on top of everyone’s worry lists this holiday season, more than 18 local Ohio-based consumer products companies such as Hoover-Dirt Devil, Scotts and Nutek have joined together as Buy Ohio, a group designed to spur awareness to purchase products made in …

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Don’t forget to “Buy Ohio” for the holidays

By Kyle Sharp With job security and the economy on top of everyone’s worry lists this holiday season, more than 18 local Ohio-based consumer products companies such as Hoover-Dirt Devil, Scotts and Nutek have joined together as Buy Ohio, a group designed to spur awareness to purchase products made in …

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HuntOhioFarms discontinued

The HuntOhioFarms.com website will be discontinued due to lower than anticipated participation from Ohio’s farming community, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The HuntOhioFarms.com site was launched in August 2009 in order to educate Ohioans on crop damage by deer, while at the same …

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Is your equipment ready for winter?

With harvest finally wrapping up in many parts of the state after a long, wet year, now farmers need to turn their attention to preparing equipment for storage in the winter months. Here is an excerpt from a Q&A with Jason Damron from Delaware County, a professional equipment mechanic and farmer, …

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The Christmas pony

By Kirby Hidy   I was about 4 years old when I sat on my first horse. Mom and Dad took my brother and me to a local rodeo and horse show. An uncle and several other local cowboys and cowgirls competed in various events from rough stock to wild …

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