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    ODA Warns Not to Plant Unsolicited Seeds

    Jul 27, 2020

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been notified that several Ohio residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown. The packages were sent by mail and may have Chinese writing on them. Unsolicited packages of seeds have been received by people in several other states across the United States over the last several days.

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    Dicamba battles continue: court allows dicamba use

    Jun 22, 2020

    Written by Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law

    There was a great deal of action last Friday in the case that vacated the registrations of XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan dicamba-based products.  Despite a barrage of court filings on Friday, however, nothing has changed the current legal status of the dicamba products in Ohio, and Ohio growers may use existing stocks of the products now but must end use by June 30, 2020

  3. Photo of a black cow with her calf nursing in a field

    CFAP Program for Beef Producers

    Jun 12, 2020

    By David Marrison, Agricultural & Natural Resources Educator, Coshocton County

    Since the beginning of January, market prices for major commodities have fallen sharply since COVID-19 reached the United States.  There have been many efforts through federal and state legislation to offset the impact of COVID-19.