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  1. tax forms

    Agricultural Tax Issues Webinar

    Nov 19, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Looking for information on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect your farm or rural property? Ohio State University Extension is hosting an upcoming webinar focused the new regulations affecting income tax returns.

  2. inversion over a soybean field

    Inversion & Drift Mitigation Workshop

    Nov 19, 2018

    Inversion and Drift Mitigation Workshop on Dec. 14

    Recognizing weather conditions that could cause inversions is important when using certain herbicides in corn and soybeans. On Dec. 14, join a discussion about recognizing inversions as well as ways to improve communication between farmers growing sensitive crops and pesticide applicators.

  3. The Search for What’s Killing Beech Trees

    Nov 14, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — American beech trees are dying in northeast Ohio and beyond. An Ohio State University study aims to figure out why. The study is looking into the cause of beech leaf disease, which was first found in Lake County in 2012 and has since spread to nine other counties in Ohio, eight in Pennsylvania, one in New York and five in Ontario.
  4. A new study in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed will look closely at farm fields with elevated phosphorus. The aim: improve Lake Erie’s water quality while maintaining yields of crops. (Photo: Getty Images.)

    New Study Will Track Ways to Cut Runoff from Elevated Phosphorus Fields

    Nov 8, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some farm fields in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed have more phosphorus than their crops can use. Called “elevated phosphorus fields,” such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms.
  5. The price of fertilizer, energy, seed and other expenses are expected to go up in 2019 though income for Ohio farmers likely will not increase by much, if at all, a CFAES agricultural economist has projected. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Farmers’ Costs to Go Up

    Nov 8, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The cost of producing a grain crop is expected to rise next year, but farm income is unlikely to increase, an agricultural economist with The Ohio State University has projected. On average, profits for Ohio farmers next year will be “low to negative,” said Barry Ward, an assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
  6. Sheep Flock

    Sheep industry diversity to highlight 2018 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium program

    Nov 8, 2018

    By Roger A. High, OSIA/OSWP Executive Director

    The 2018 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium (BSS) will once again concentrate on a diversity of topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future.

    This event is Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

  7. Sheep Care Videos

    Nov 8, 2018

    These sheep care videos feature some of the key components of owning and managing sheep including topics on selection, nutrition, management practices, handling, showing, and fitting. They were produced by Ohio 4-H Youth development in collaboration with the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. We are grateful to our featured presenters for their willingness to share their expertise! Follow the link below to find the videos. 

    https://ohio4h.org/sheepcare

  8. Corn

    Corn Prices Expected to Improve

    Nov 8, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Farmers rattled by the dip in value of their soybean crop likely will see prices for their corn go up next year, one of the few optimistic projections made at a recent conference on future profits in farming.
  9. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at The Ohio State University, has received the 2018 World Agriculture Prize from the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences. (Photo: John Rice, CFAES.)

    Ohio State’s Rattan Lal Receives International Agriculture Award

    Oct 29, 2018

    NANJING, China — Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at The Ohio State University, yesterday (Oct.
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    New App Helps Farmers Know When to Spray or Spread

    Oct 24, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new app from The Ohio State University will help farmers save both money and the environment.  The Field Application Resource Monitor (FARM) uses advanced weather forecasting to advise farmers on when to apply fertilizers and pesticides so that they aren’t washed away by rain.  

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