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Farm income expected to rise

Even amid lagging profits from corn and soybeans, Ohio farmers have a reason to be optimistic, according to an agricultural economist from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Farm incomes are forecasted to increase this year nationally for the first time in four years, said Ani Katchova, …

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An Agri Country Thanksgiving

In a recent story on our website, we explained the interesting process underway in our studio to convert old episodes of Agri Country, starring Ed Johnson, to digital. The weekly show often focused on holidays as the years progressed and the role agriculture and life in the country has in …

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Stuffing in the bird not the best option

Despite long held traditions in many families, it’s best not to cook stuffing inside your turkey. This is because uncooked poultry can harbor bacterial pathogens, which can be present both on the inside and outside of a raw turkey. And the only way to destroy this potentially dangerous bacterium is …

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Ag export growth celebrated while NAFTA debate continues

As the debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continues, agriculture is being reminded of the crucial importance of exports markets. Last week U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced some fairly robust export numbers while also considering the massive agricultural ramifications if NAFTA negotiations prove unfruitful. “I …

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American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture urges support for #AgGives Campaign on Giving Tuesday

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is urging support for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on Nov. 28 that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #AgGives on #GivingTuesday is an industry-wide campaign to raise funds, find volunteers …

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AgCredit hosting farm planning meeting

AgCredit will be hosting a free workshop, Moving Your Farm Forward, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. The featured speaker for the meeting is Mike Boehlje, Agricultural Economist from Purdue University. This event has a full agenda covering useful topics for young, beginning, small and experienced farmers. 8:30-9:00              Registration and Continental …

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Felines afield

I hunted with a cat the other evening. I was after deer while the feline was stalking smaller mammals as I watched it undetected from my treestand above its perch. We shared a small swamp flanked by harvested bean and corn fields and accessed by narrow, overgrown fencerows connecting to …

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