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2013 Farm Science Review Sees Increased Attendance, Concludes on a High Note

2013 Farm Science Review Sees Increased Attendance, Concludes on a High Note

LONDON, Ohio – With an attendance of 129,864 visitors to this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 17-19 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, organizers hailed the 51st annual trade show a success.

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Chow Line: Limiting sodium a good idea for most (9/20/13)

Chow Line: Limiting sodium a good idea for most (9/20/13)

My father, who has high blood pressure, has recently started using more salt, saying he has read that it’s not as bad as people think. Can that be right?

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Ohio State University Promotes Injury Prevention, Safety for Senior Farmers During Farm Safety Week Sept. 15-21

Ohio State University Promotes Injury Prevention, Safety for Senior Farmers During Farm Safety Week Sept. 15-21

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As growers prepare for the upcoming harvest season, safety experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are offering safety tips for senior-aged farmers, particularly those who may have diminished sensory levels but are still very much actively working on the farm.

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Higher Moisture Levels in Grain Call for Additional Safety Measures

Higher Moisture Levels in Grain Call for Additional Safety Measures

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As corn silage harvest comes to a close and grain harvest nears, growers need to be aware of safety precautions to prevent grain engulfments, according to safety experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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New Self-Forming Channel Debuts at Farm Science Review

New Self-Forming Channel Debuts at Farm Science Review

LONDON, Ohio – A new, innovative drainage ditch design that includes self-forming channels that can be used by farmers to address drainage needs essential for crop production, may also preserve important water resources, according to Farm Science Review organizers.

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Chow Line: A new definition for ‘gluten-free’ (9/13/13)

Chow Line: A new definition for ‘gluten-free’ (9/13/13)

I heard recently that the government set a definition for “gluten-free” labels on foods. If that just happened, why have I seen “gluten-free” on some food labels for years?

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Ohio State to Commercial Tomato Growers: Nominate Favorite Varieties for Grafting Project

Ohio State to Commercial Tomato Growers: Nominate Favorite Varieties for Grafting Project

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University vegetable researchers are calling on commercial fresh-market tomato growers to nominate their favorite varieties for a project that explores grafting as a viable technique to reduce pest and disease pressures while preserving the productivity of currently used tomato varieties.

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Ohio State Economists to Hold Water Quality Discussion During 2013 Farm Science Review

Ohio State Economists to Hold Water Quality Discussion During 2013 Farm Science Review

LONDON, Ohio – With increased understanding of the costs of agricultural runoff and its impact on water quality in Ohio, experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will discuss how the college works with Ohio farmers to lessen the potential for runoff from farmlands.

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Farm Science Review Unveils Mobile App

Farm Science Review Unveils Mobile App

LONDON, Ohio – Looking for the schedule of workshops, presentations and talks scheduled for this year’s Farm Science Review? Or are you searching for the times and location of the field drainage, stalk shredders or corn harvest field demonstrations set to take place at the Review?

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Chow Line: Get moving, for a lot of reasons (9/6/13)

Chow Line: Get moving, for a lot of reasons (9/6/13)

I know that getting enough exercise is recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease. Is that just because doing so helps you maintain a healthy weight, or is there a separate benefit?

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Ohio Boaters Asked to Help Stop New Invasive Water Weed

Ohio Boaters Asked to Help Stop New Invasive Water Weed

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the Labor Day weekend here, Ohio experts are reminding boaters to help stop the spread of “aquatic hitchhikers” -- invasive species that live in the water that can snarl boating, hurt fishing, wipe out native plants and animals, and cost people money.

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Chow Line: Follow produce safety guidelines

Chow Line: Follow produce safety guidelines

It seems like fresh produce has become more of a food safety problem than it was when I was growing up. Why? And what can I do to reduce my risk?

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Farm Science Review to Offer Farmers First-Time View of Unmanned Aircraft System for Agricultural Use During Field Demos

Farm Science Review to Offer Farmers First-Time View of Unmanned Aircraft System for Agricultural Use During Field Demos

LONDON, Ohio – As the list of new technologies used in the agriculture industry continues to grow, the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) has the potential to be among the most wide-ranging and beneficial for farmers, according to Farm Science Review organizers.

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Media Advisory: World Food Prize Foundation President to Speak at 2013 Ohio Youth Institute

Media Advisory: World Food Prize Foundation President to Speak at 2013 Ohio Youth Institute

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation and former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, will give the keynote address to the World Food Prize Foundation's 2013 Ohio Youth Institute on Sept. 5 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on The Ohio State University campus.

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Heavy Dews, Cool Nights Increase Downy Mildew in Soybeans

Heavy Dews, Cool Nights Increase Downy Mildew in Soybeans

WOOSTER, Ohio – Excessive rain during flowering and right after planting, coupled with cool nights, have caused an increase in some late season soybean diseases in many Ohio fields, according to a soybean expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Sheep Shearers in Demand: OSU Offers Sheep Shearing School Sept. 20-21

HEBRON, Ohio – Sheep shearers are in demand statewide as fewer people are trained in the art of shearing the thick, woolen coats of sheep, leaving many smaller sheep producers fewer options to perform the animal’s annual shearing needs, according to an expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Ohio State Research: Intercrop Soybeans May Offer Higher Yields, Financial Boost Over Double Crop Soybeans

Ohio State Research: Intercrop Soybeans May Offer Higher Yields, Financial Boost Over Double Crop Soybeans

BUCYRUS, Ohio – Planting soybeans into standing wheat can not only result in higher soybean yields but can offer a significant financial boost to growers compared to planting a traditional double crop of soybeans, according to research from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Cropland Value, Cash Rent and Budget Questions Answered at Farm Science Review

Cropland Value, Cash Rent and Budget Questions Answered at Farm Science Review

LONDON, Ohio – While cropland values in Ohio increased significantly in 2012 and are expected to continue an upward trend in 2013, lower crop prices are making it uncertain if the region will see the same level of increases, an expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) said.

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Ohio State to Conduct Wide Range of Shale-Related Research

Ohio State to Conduct Wide Range of Shale-Related Research

Researchers to study ecological health, sustainability and biodiversity, including groundwater, surface water, air/soil quality.

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Aug. 22

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Aug. 22

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Aug. 22.

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