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Final Acreage Reporting Approaching

COLUMBUS, June 14, 2010 — The State Executive Director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Steve Maurer, reminds producers of the acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits.  If producers miss the acreage reporting deadline dates, a late filing fee will be charged. Maurer added, …

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Weekly Crop Progress Report-June 14th

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2010 The average temperature for the State was 69.1 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, June 13, 2010. Precipitation averaged 1.73 inches, 0.81 inches above normal. There were 136 modified growing degree days, 7 days above normal. …

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Before Activist Strike: Be Smart….

by Hinda Mitchell Over the past decade, livestock and poultry farms across the United States have been under siege by animal rights groups who use a certain tactic – the shooting and release of undercover video – to advance their agenda of ending the consumption of meat, milk and eggs.  …

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Nemechek Elected President of Pork Board

Gene Nemechek, a swine veterinarian from Springdale, Ark., has been elected president of the National Pork Board by his fellow board members. The board also elected Everett Forkner, a pork producer from Richards, Mo., vice president. Both will serve one-year terms effective July 1. Nemechek is a swine quality assurance …

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Will Oil in the Gulf Affect Ag Shipping?

So far, the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has had relatively little impact on the Midwest, though many are wondering if agricultural exports could suffer as a result on an ongoing oil spill. “Thus far the spill has not disrupted traffic into or out of the Mississippi River …

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Ohio State Fair Deadlines Approaching

Deadlines are approaching for numerous contests and competitions for the 2010 Fair and the time to enter is now. Completed entry forms must be postmarked as follows: June 11 Spelling Bee presented by the Ohio Lottery – The first 50 contestants for each grade level, 3rd through 8th – will …

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Baker & Erven Honored by OFBF Foundation

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce that Dr. David Baker, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, and Dr. Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Communications at Ohio State University in Columbus, are honorees for the organization’s 2010 Golf Invitational. A special recognition …

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Baker & Erven Honored by OFBF Foundation

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce that Dr. David Baker, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, and Dr. Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Communications at Ohio State University in Columbus, are honorees for the organization’s 2010 Golf Invitational. A special recognition …

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2010 Ohio Hay Day

With hay-harvesting equipment demonstrations, educational presentations on biofuel grasses and a variety of exhibitors, the 2010 Southeastern Ohio Hay Day, Thursday, June 17, promises to be a great opportunity for producers serious about maximizing farm income and exploring new ventures. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural …

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