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Plan to Delist Gray Wolf Endangers Other Threatened Species, Researchers Find

Plan to Delist Gray Wolf Endangers Other Threatened Species, Researchers Find

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The federal government’s proposal to discontinue protection for the gray wolf across the U.S. could have the unintended consequence of endangering other species, researchers say.

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Ohio State Offers Webinar Jan. 9 to Help Farm Families Organize Farm and Family Affairs

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will present a webinar at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 designed to help farmers and farm families learn how to prepare for the unexpected.

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Urban Agriculture Classes Designed to Increase Food Production Enterprises

Urban Agriculture Classes Designed to Increase Food Production Enterprises

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is looking to grow a new crop of urban farmers.

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 7

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 7.

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Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 23-25 in Three Locations

Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 23-25 in Three Locations

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new international grading system for maple syrup and the Food and Drug Administration’s new food safety requirements for maple syrup producers will be two of the featured topics at 2014’s Ohio Maple Days.

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Chow Line: Cranberries not just for Thanksgiving (12/20/13)

Chow Line: Cranberries not just for Thanksgiving (12/20/13)

I have been seeing more and more “healthy” recipes that call for cranberries or dried cranberries. Is this just a new fad, or are cranberries really good for you?

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Speakers to Look at LEED, New ‘Sustainable Sites Initiative’

Speakers to Look at LEED, New ‘Sustainable Sites Initiative’

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The LEED green building program and a similar new program for sustainable landscapes are the focus of the next monthly breakfast program of the Environmental Professionals Network.

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Online Commodity Challenge Allows Farmers to Learn Real-World Grain Marketing Without the Risk

Online Commodity Challenge Allows Farmers to Learn Real-World Grain Marketing Without the Risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers who want to experience grain marketing using real-world strategies without any of the real-world risks can take advantage of a series of online courses taught by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Family Fundamentals: Ideas can help family enjoy true meaning of holidays (12/13)

Family Fundamentals: Ideas can help family enjoy true meaning of holidays (12/13)

This year, we’re trying to help our kids focus on the non-commercial, non-consumer aspects of Christmas, but we seem to be having trouble getting the message through to them. Any ideas?

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Farmers, Greenhouse Operators Invited to Natural Gas Workshop Jan. 14

Farmers, Greenhouse Operators Invited to Natural Gas Workshop Jan. 14

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With Ohio continuing to experience relatively low natural gas prices, more farmers, greenhouse operators and other agricultural producers are considering substituting natural gas for other fossil fuels.

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OARDC to Hold Greenhouse Management Workshop Jan. 16-17

OARDC to Hold Greenhouse Management Workshop Jan. 16-17

WOOSTER, Ohio -- More and more growers are using greenhouses and high tunnels, says the organizer of a workshop that will show how to boost the structures’ crop quality, profitability and sustainability, especially by managing water better.

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Chow Line: Safety tactics differ for different foods (12/13/12)

Chow Line: Safety tactics differ for different foods (12/13/12)

I recently saw something about the government increasing its efforts to combat Salmonella in poultry. But isn’t Salmonella also a potential problem in fresh produce? Why not include fruits and vegetables, too?

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Farmland Preservation Summit Set for Feb. 5

Farmland Preservation Summit Set for Feb. 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leaders, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can take part in an annual farmland preservation summit Feb. 5 designed to gather local and national experts on the subject to promote methods to support this valuable natural resource, organizers said.

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Ohio State to Offer Forage Production School Jan. 30, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, 2014

Ohio State to Offer Forage Production School Jan. 30, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio – Livestock producers looking to improve their animal operations and increase their financial bottom line can learn innovative forage production techniques during a series of forage workshops taught by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The techniques can offer significant long-term monetary benefits for dairy, beef and sheep producers, organizers said.

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Fall Gypsum Applications Improve Soil, Increase Sulfur and Calcium for Next Crop

Fall Gypsum Applications Improve Soil, Increase Sulfur and Calcium for Next Crop

WOOSTER, Ohio -- An Ohio State University scientist says that farmers who apply gypsum to their fields in the fall can expect to increase sulfur and calcium in their soils for their next crop.

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Chow Line: Exercise for the health of it (12/6/13)

Chow Line: Exercise for the health of it (12/6/13)

My sister seems to think she can eat as much as she wants over the holidays and not gain weight as long as she exercises more. I’m skeptical. Who’s right?

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Ohio State to Hold 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Statewide

Ohio State to Hold 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Statewide

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers and producers will find that despite the fact that cropland in Ohio increased in value in 2012 and 2013, those values are expected to remain flat or even decline in 2014, an economist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) said.

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Increased Global Grain Production Means Lower Grain Prices for U.S. Growers

Increased Global Grain Production Means Lower Grain Prices for U.S. Growers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thanks to increased global grain production and lower domestic demand for grain for ethanol, crop producers will find 2014 to be tougher than the past few years and should prepare now for lower prices, an expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Program to Discuss Increasing Central Ohio’s Recreation Access

Program to Discuss Increasing Central Ohio’s Recreation Access

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- How to boost recreation access for central Ohioans, especially young ones, is the focus of a breakfast program sponsored by the Environmental Professionals Network Dec. 10 in Columbus.

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Trade Economist Says China Could Lose Its Competitive Edge Due to Rising Worker Wages

Trade Economist Says China Could Lose Its Competitive Edge Due to Rising Worker Wages

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the Chinese Communist Party’s recent publication of its blueprint for reform, economists worldwide are focusing on a key question: Will the economy of the most populous country on Earth, which has seen a rise in workers’ wages by nearly 14 percent per year over the last decade, soon lose its competitive edge in the global economy?

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