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EPA ordered to ban the sale of chlorpyrifos

By Peggy Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law Program The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this month ordered the U.S. EPA within 60 days to cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos, a pesticide first introduced by Dow and commonly used on crops and animals. The …

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Will soybean aphids hit thresholds in 2018?

By Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University Extension We have heard from a few Extension educators and scouts that soybean aphids are starting to make their appearance. Right now, the number of infested plants is very low (around 5%) and the number of aphids on the plants is also …

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Pursuing a Bill of Rights for Lake Erie

By Peggy Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law Program The Toledoans for Safe Water submitted over 10,500 signatures this month on a petition proposing to amend the city’s charter to establish a bill of rights for Lake Erie. The proposed bill of rights would …

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Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour

The Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour will be held at Sonlight Acres/Morning Sun Farm at 9:30 a.m.  Aug. 30 at 3993 State Rte. 503 S., West Alexandria, OH. Dale Filbrun of Morning Sun Farm is an early organic pioneer, first becoming OEFFA certified in 1995. The farm focuses on organic eggs …

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Assemble a calf crop resilient to diseases

By Justin Kieffer, DVM, Clinical Veterinarian, Assistant Professor, Office of the Attending Veterinarian and Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University Now that calving is completed and the grass is growing (hopefully), it is time to start preparing for the weaning and eventual sale or feedlot finishing of your …

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Does Roundup cause cancer?

By Peggy Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law Program Does Roundup cause cancer?  A jury in California has determined that it’s possible. The jury awarded $289 million in early against Monsanto in the first of thousands of cases alleging that Monsanto should have warned …

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Farm groups pushing for a farm bill

The two largest farming groups in the United States called for swift passage of the farm bill by a congressional conference committee. Faced with the lowest farm income in 12 years, the presidents of the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union are asking Senate and House conferees to …

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