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Turkey prices driving increase in Thanksgiving meal

The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13% this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF’s 26th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table …

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Is 2011 the wettest year on record?

By Jim Noel, NOAA/NWS The outlook from Nov. 8-22 calls for above normal temperatures and rainfall overall. Normal temperatures are highs near 50 and lows near 35. Temperatures will average several degrees above normal. Normal rainfall is about 1.2 inches. Rainfall will average 1 to 3 inches with the greatest totals in the west. …

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Ag is Cool winners announced

 The Ohio Expositions Commission has announced that four fifth-grade students from the state are recipients of the “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship competition.  Representatives from the Ohio Expositions Commission, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will present each scholarship winner with a $500 check and commemorative trophy during …

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Hunting season open

By Dan Armitage, the Buckeye Sportsman For thousands of Ohio hunters — and I’m one of ‘em — fall doesn’t really begin until the season opens on ring-necked pheasant, cottontail rabbit and bobwhite quail. This year, that all begins on Friday, Nov. 4, when rabbits, pheasants and quail may be …

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Farm Service Agency county committee elections

Steve Maurer, State Executive Director of USDA’s Ohio Farm Service Agency announced that the 2010 FSA county committee elections ballots will be mailed to eligible voters November 4. Dec. 5, 2011, is the deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices. “The FSA county committee system …

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