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Luke Bryan to perform on an Ohio farm

Country music superstar Luke Bryan will be performing on an Ohio farm later this month. The first stop on Bryan’s 2018 Farm Tour is Sept. 27 and will draw around 20,000 people to the Ayars Family Farm near Mechanicsburg in Champaign County. John, Bonnie, Lucas, and Eli Ayars milk 150 …

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Heavenly health through nutrition

By Don “Doc” Sanders One of my veterinary colleagues always signs off his emails with “Healthy cows through better nutrition.” I agree with his motto. And I believe we all should apply it to ourselves — not just our cows. We humans have a variety of nutrition plans to choose …

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USDA launches trade mitigation programs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under …

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Ohio Farm Bureau marks 100 years

Ohio Farm Bureau is gearing up for its 100th anniversary in a major way and the yearlong celebration will include lots of ways to join in the fun. The centennial celebration features a member only concert by country artist Chase Bryant, barn paintings throughout the state, releases of centennial beer …

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Hot weather hanging on this week

By Jim Noel, NOAA Hot weather, possibly close to the hottest weather of the season is on tap yet this week. This should help make corn stalks brown up fast. However, with that heat, high dewpoints or moisture will also accompany the hot weather. This means soil drying will be …

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