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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 19 | Keep Cool, Make Hay, and Feed the World

Matt Reese hosts the 19th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold. He and Joel Penhorwood talk the hot weather as of late and the county fair season currently underway among many other topics. Dale Minyo has been out and about and recently caught up with State Veterinarian Tony Forshey alongside Bryan [...]

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Wildlife veterans ousted

Former Chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife Ray Petering was recently fired and several other veterans of the division were let go or offered other, lesser positions within the agency in a power play by the Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Most insiders say it was in retribution for their support of a plan [...]

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Stay healthy at the fair

Swine flu has been discovered at a second county fair in Ohio. An exhibitor at the Franklin County Fair alerted officials about a sick animal this week. The Franklin County discovery was H1N1, different from the H3N2 influenza virus discovered in Clinton County. All 48 pigs removed from the Franklin County Fairground were harvested and the [...]

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23 participating in intensive agricultural leadership program

Twenty-three individuals have been selected to participate in the 2017-2018 AgriPOWER Institute, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s intensive leadership and advocacy development program. Throughout the year, the Class IX participants will learn about public policy matters important to their communities as well as the state of Ohio, nation and world. They will learn how to become [...]

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Just a farmer

While I hoped I’d never hear this phrase roll off the lips of a farmer or rancher again, I did the other day. I heard someone say, “I’m just a farmer.” We’ve all heard these words before. We’ve heard them said at the grain elevator, the grocery story, the local café, church and just about [...]

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4-Hers participate in the Healthy Soils Carbon Soil Investigation Challenge

Population trends project the world population will grow by two billion in the next 40 years, requiring a 70% increase in food production to feed the world. To meet this demand, the future generation of farmers, scientists and other professionals will need to be Ag innovators. That’s where the 4‑H Ag Innovators Experience comes in. [...]

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House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade hears testimony

North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for U.S. agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in key international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York, Nebraska, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. “NAFTA has been beneficial for farmers, ranchers and associated businesses all [...]

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Ag groups urge a closer look at steel trade

Many agricultural groups are urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to consider the consequences to the rest of the U.S. economy and avoid igniting a trade war through new restrictions on steel or aluminum trade. In a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National pork Producers [...]

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