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OCWGA's Nicholson Rebuts Study

Earlier this week, the Ohio Public Interest Research Group released a statement with remarks about a recent study that claims that farm subsidies are making our kids fat, instead of growing healthy, nutritious food. The study focussed on high fructose corn syrup, now known as corn sugar, saying that 14 of the 37 ingredients in Twinkies are made with federal subsidies.

Tadd Nicholson of The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association gave me his industry’s side of the story.

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OCWGA’s Nicholson Rebuts Study

Earlier this week, the Ohio Public Interest Research Group released a statement with remarks about a recent study that claims that farm subsidies are making our kids fat, instead of growing healthy, nutritious food. The study focussed on high fructose corn syrup, now known as corn sugar, saying that 14 of the 37 ingredients in Twinkies are made with federal subsidies.

Tadd Nicholson of The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association gave me his industry’s side of the story.

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AUDIO – Vilsack About Obama Jobs Plan

Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited The Ohio State University to highlight President Obama’s speech on the American Jobs Act and what it means to Ohioans. Secretary Vilsack met with leaders from The Ohio State University and from the local business community to discuss the Administration’s strategy to strengthen the U.S. economy.

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AUDIO – OFBF's Jack Fisher on Issue 2

Ealier this week, The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation announced its support for passage of State Issue 2. The measure will retain the reforms to public employee collective bargaining laws passed by the General Assembly in March.

Ty Higgins talked with OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher about his organization’s stance on this very controversial issue.

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AUDIO – OFBF’s Jack Fisher on Issue 2

Ealier this week, The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation announced its support for passage of State Issue 2. The measure will retain the reforms to public employee collective bargaining laws passed by the General Assembly in March.

Ty Higgins talked with OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher about his organization’s stance on this very controversial issue.

Jack Fisher Issue 2

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Seed Consultants holds field day

Friday, the folks at Seed Consultants held their annual field day to say thank you to their loyal clientel and to let them know about the exciting new products they have to offer for 2012. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was there to cover the event.

Chris Jefferies is one of the co-founders of Seed Consultants and he tells Ty that he has been pleasantly surprise with the outcome of the 2011 corn crop in his area.

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SCI Co-Founder Dan Fox tells Ty that he is excited about the growth of the company.

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Bill Mullen is the Director of Agronomic Services and he says this year’s corn crop is not out of the woods quite yet.

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Director of Replecated Research Mike Earley gives the details on some of the disease pressures in some of the plots.

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Coverage From Becknology Days

Becknology Days are once again under way in Atlanta, Indiana and The Ohio Ag Net was there!

Dale Minyo talked with Beck’s Ohio Team Sales Agronomist Ryan McAllister about the big issues of weeds in this year’s soybeans.

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Weed Consultant Dr. Ford Baldwin also joined Dale to chat about weed concerns in the South and how that will affect the Midwest.

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