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A new approach to tissue sampling

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net Throughout the 2018 growing season, AgriGold agronomist John Brien has been working with farmers to do something a little unorthodox. He is having producers send in tissue samples on a weekly basis. “Traditionally, tissue sampling has a negative tone to it because no one …

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Ohio Signature Food Contest winners

The small business sector in Ohio is vital to many stakeholders. The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sponsored the Ohio Signature Food Contest which showcases many new, innovative products ready to take that next step — actual product development. CIFT President & CEO, …

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Watch the Sale of Champions LIVE Sunday at 2 p.m.!

Watch The Sale of Champions LIVE on August 6th at 2pm HERE! The Sale of Champions will also be televised live on the Ohio Channel on these local Ohio stations: Ohio Channel Locator Region Station Company Channel Akron WVIZ / PBS ideastream Spectrum 538 Athens WOUB Spectrum 2 Cincinnati WCET …

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Assessing alfalfa yield potential

As spring slowly makes its arrival in Ohio, fields sowed with overwintering crops will start to show some life again. Once green up occurs in alfalfa fields, yield potential can begin to be assessed. “What we are looking at for an established alfalfa stand is a stem count of greater …

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Calculating the forgotten costs of farming

When spring rolls around, there are many unpredictable forces farmers have to deal with, including the weather and the markets. The one thing that should not be in that unpredictable category as planting season approaches is a farmer’s cost of production. “A lot of times a ‘ballpark’ figure may be …

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