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Manure spill prevention

By Rory Lewandowski, Extension educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Typically, dairy farms have an opportunity after corn silage harvest to pump down lagoons and get manure hauled and applied. Hopefully, all goes well, without any accidents or manure spills, but hope is not a spill or accident prevention …

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Wet pattern holding into October

By Jim Noel, NOAA There is no change from last week as an overall wetter than normal pattern will persist into the October harvest season. The one thing that has changed is that temperatures after last week’s hot weather do not look as warm into October. Temperatures are now more …

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Trade deal with Japan in the works

Many in agriculture are optimistic about the announcement that the United States and Japan will pursue a bilateral trade agreement. “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports President Trump’s commitment to expanding trade with Japan. Today’s announcement is exciting news for America’s beef producers because Japan is our top export …

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Glyphosate and science

Glyphosate weed killer has been in the news in recent months. In August, a jury awarded $289 million in damages to a California pesticide applicator who sued Monsanto over the claim that glyphosate caused his cancer. However, pesticide applicators have also received reassurances from the 2018 Agricultural Health Study and …

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Rabbit hemorrhagic disease found in Ohio

On Sept. 19, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHD2) was detected in a domestic rabbit in Medina County. This is the first confirmed case of RHD2 in the United States. It’s important to remember RHD2 does not pose a threat to humans or other animals, but is highly fatal in …

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