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  1. How CFAES is helping Ohio farmers weather COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/june-2020/how-cfaes-is-helping-ohio-farmers-weather-covid-19

    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. Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1439

    productivity and the market demand. A high tunnel is highly recommended to produce an earlier harvest and ... tunnel. Hardy figs produce more fruits, an earlier harvest and a longer harvest in a high tunnel ... ripening cycle, and unique pollination requirements. Brown Turkey and Hardy Chicago are the only two ...

  3. Household Water Use

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-420

    which is good news. Water use by families was steadily increasing since the 1950s reaching its peak in ... the late 1990s. The required use of low-flush toilets and the introduction of low-water using washing ... leaks remain a problem and have been found to increase water use by 9.5 gallons per household each day. ...

  4. Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1426

    of the season is required to mature the fruit. Harvest usually takes place in late September and the ... to purchase dry pollens from commercial vendors as a way to increase kiwi yields. Refer to the fact ... Successful cropping of kiwifruit may require a long, frost-free growing season of about 220 days. The plants, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Economic Assistance Available for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/economic-assistance-available-dairy-farms

    pending. Approved loans will incur 3.75% interest for terms up to 30 years. Collateral will be required for larger ... these entities have up to three shareholders who meet eligibility requirements, they may be eligible for ... up $750,000 of assistance. Eligibility requirements include gross farm income levels, wetland, and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    Mg absorption, increasing the risk of deficiency. In most situations, diets with 0.20 to 0.25% Mg is ... products that increase the DCAD (concentration of potassium + sodium – concentrations of chloride + sulfur, ... expressed as milliequivalents per kg of diet) often increase milk fat yield. Based on a study from ...

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