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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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Chow Line: Holiday ideas to 'maintain, not gain' (11/29/13)

Chow Line: Holiday ideas to 'maintain, not gain' (11/29/13)

I’ve lost 30 pounds this year. During the holidays, I want to make sure I “maintain, not gain.” Any hints?

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Dairy Economists Offer New Farm Bill Dairy Safety Net Alternative

Dairy Economists Offer New Farm Bill Dairy Safety Net Alternative

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Of the many issues to be resolved in the House and Senate versions of the farm bill, the safety net proposals in the dairy title currently present the most significant shift in federal dairy income support policy that the U.S. has seen in the past 60 years, a pair of dairy economists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) said.

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Ohio State ATI Interim Director James Kinder Among 2013 AAAS Fellows

Ohio State ATI Interim Director James Kinder Among 2013 AAAS Fellows

WOOSTER, Ohio -- James Kinder, interim director of the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, has been elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, honored by his peers as a significant contributor to the scientific community.

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Chow Line: Give thanks for great leftovers (11/22/13)

Chow Line: Give thanks for great leftovers (11/22/13)

I think the best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers, but last year our leftover turkey didn’t last very long, and we had to throw a lot of it away. What’s the best way to make leftovers last?

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Ohio State Forestry Students to Sell Christmas Trees Dec. 5-8

Ohio State Forestry Students to Sell Christmas Trees Dec. 5-8

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University’s Forestry Forum, a group for students working toward forestry careers, will hold its annual Christmas tree sale from Dec. 5-8 behind the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the university’s campus in Columbus.

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 21

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 21.

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Ohio State University to Offer Lamb Marketing Course Dec. 17-18

Ohio State University to Offer Lamb Marketing Course Dec. 17-18

WOOSTER, Ohio – Sheep producers can learn innovative new techniques to produce consistent, high quality lamb and how to better market their specialty meats during a two-day course Dec. 17-18. The course will be taught by livestock experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and industry experts.

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Family Fundamentals: Get ready for 2014, organize tax records now (11/2013)

Family Fundamentals: Get ready for 2014, organize tax records now (11/2013)

I keep all of our donation receipts in a manila envelope to make it easy to figure our charitable contribution at tax time. But I don’t really have a system for organizing other tax-related records. Any ideas?

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Ohio State University to Offer Shepherd’s Symposium Dec. 14

Ohio State University to Offer Shepherd’s Symposium Dec. 14

WOOSTER, Ohio – Sheep and goat producers can gain insight into nutrient management and how to better market and increase demand for their products at the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium Dec. 14.

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Ohio State Agricultural Economist Offers 2013 Farm Bill Update

Ohio State Agricultural Economist Offers 2013 Farm Bill Update

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the farm bill progresses through Congress’ legislative process, several major differences exist in the House and Senate versions of the bill, an economist with Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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