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  1. Protecting Ohio’s food supply: Local foods are still ‘in abundance’

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/june-2020/protecting-ohio%E2%80%99s-food-supply-local-foods-are-still-%E2%80%98in-abundance

    Safety Team, is providing science-based recommendations on best operating practices for farms and farmers ... processors on issues such as finding local processors, finding new markets, and starting or increasing direct ...

  2. Alfalfa Continues to Mature

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-15/alfalfa-continues-mature

    requirements than lactating dairy cows. Begin harvesting grasses as soon as you see a good harvest window. The ... across Ohio are ready to be harvested for high quality forage (see table below). Producers in dryer ... regions were able to start harvesting alfalfa fields over the weekend. Western Ohio has had larger ...

  3. Chow Line: Canning expected to be big this year amid COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-canning-expected-be-big-year-amid-covid-19

    gardens this year. For example, online searches for “growing vegetables from scraps” increased 4,650% in ... decreased incomes, more time at home, and an increased sense of an unknown future have many people wanting ... of up to 300% increases in seed sales this spring. “As a result, we expect home food preservation to ...

  4. It’s about learning new skills and how to persevere

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/june-2020/it%E2%80%99s-about-learning-new-skills-and-how-persevere

    4-H’s focus on learning by doing. Among them are the  Stay connected!  website, with links to virtual ...

  5. New CFAES groups assist Ohio food producers, consumers during pandemic

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/new-cfaes-groups-assist-ohio-food-producers-consumers-during-pandemic

    continuing to plant, harvest, and market food directly to the public allowing consumers to continue to access ... business, planting, and harvesting plans in response to radically shifted markets and public health concerns ... for worker and consumer safety.   To help these essential food producers as well as consumers, CFAES ...

  6. CFAP Direct Support sign up begins May 26

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/cfap-direct-support-sign-begins-may-26

    latest news bulletin here:    Sign up for USDA-CFAP Direct Support to Begin May 26, 2020.   The news ... bulletin provides details on: Eligibility requirements for producers Eligible commodities Payment ...

  7. New federal funds available for farmers

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/new-federal-funds-available-for-farmers

    Alayna DeMartini COLUMBUS, Ohio—Good news for farmers dismayed by a drop in prices and demand for ...

  8. Burndown and Residual Herbicide Issues

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-13/burndown-and-residual-herbicide-issues

    the weeds that are about to emerge (the “white stage”) and buy some time for rain.  The good news here ... about soybean herbicides, which may partly reflect the overall greater safety of residual corn ... planting increases the risk of injury, as does use in tilled situations.  We have increased metribuzin use ...

  9. Growing and Enjoying Lilacs in Central Ohio Webinar

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/growing-and-enjoying-lilacs-in-central-ohio-webinar

    Join us for a free webinar focused on growing and enjoying lilacs in Central Ohio.  Topics: Types ...

  10. Field Estimations of Alfalfa Fiber Content

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-14/field-estimations-alfalfa-fiber-content

    exact date to determine harvest of our first alfalfa crop. Research has shown % Neutral Detergent Fiber ... harvest decisions based on calendar date is unreliable. Many producers also base harvest decisions ... often too time consuming when a rapid estimation of NDF is needed for making harvest decisions. In the ...

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