1. Field of young soybeans with hand superimposed showing harvested beans.

    China Curbing Purchases of U.S. Soybeans

    May 9, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Farmers in Ohio have begun planting soybeans just as the trade war with China, the world’s largest consumer of the crop, has reached another nerve-racking point.

  2. Deer tick on the side of a penny

    Tick Season Has Officially Started in Ohio

    May 9, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The weather’s finally warm, the sun is out, and now, so are the ticks.

    And this year, tick season in Ohio is expected to be pretty bad, says Glen Needham, a retired entomologist and tick expert formerly with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

  3. Waterway in cornfield

    Farm Bill Expected to Meet Resistance

    May 3, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The first comprehensive proposal for a new federal farm bill calls for changes to payments to farmers when commodity prices dip or when they adopt environmentally friendly measures on their farms.

    The proposed legislation, which was drafted and endorsed in a partisan vote by the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee, also calls for controversial changes to the work requirements for those receiving food stamps.