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Ohio State Center Focuses on Foods and Health

Ohio State Center Focuses on Foods and Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ask almost anyone, and they’ll tell you there’s a definite link between the foods you eat and your health, including the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

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Chow Line: Kids still not eating enough produce (9/12/14)

Chow Line: Kids still not eating enough produce (9/12/14)

How many fruits and vegetables should children eat every day?

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Workshop to Spotlight Whole-system Solutions to Nutrient Runoff, Water Issues

Workshop to Spotlight Whole-system Solutions to Nutrient Runoff, Water Issues

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A first-ever workshop in Ohio is bringing together farmers, scientists and other stakeholders to discuss whole-system solutions to the Midwest’s nutrient runoff and water problems.

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Panel Discussion at Farm Science Review to Focus on New Programs in the Farm Bill

Panel Discussion at Farm Science Review to Focus on New Programs in the Farm Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As growers consider their options under the new provisions of the 2014 farm bill, economists and policy experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences discuss what the changes mean for farmers during this year’s Farm Science Review at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

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OSU Expert: Fall Beef Outlook is Strong

OSU Expert: Fall Beef Outlook is Strong

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thanks to lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions and increased domestic demand, beef cattle producers can expect to continue to see record prices for beef this year, according to a beef cattle expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Farm Science Review Exhibit Celebrates Women in Agriculture

Farm Science Review Exhibit Celebrates Women in Agriculture

LONDON, Ohio -- An exhibit honoring the contributions of women in agriculture will be displayed at this year’s Farm Science Review.

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Live Smart, Post Photo, Win Chance at Ohio State Football Tickets

Live Smart, Post Photo, Win Chance at Ohio State Football Tickets

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension wants Ohio’s families to live smart.

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Chow Line: Bottom line: Don’t wash poultry (9/5/14)

Chow Line: Bottom line: Don’t wash poultry (9/5/14)

We had a cookout at my sister’s house last weekend and I noticed she rinsed off her chicken in the sink before preparing it for cooking. Are we supposed to do that?

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USDA Launches New Dairy Decision Tool that Ohio State Economist Helped Develop

USDA Launches New Dairy Decision Tool that Ohio State Economist Helped Develop

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new online tool designed to assist dairy producers in understanding coverage options under the new farm bill was developed in part by a dairy economist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Videos Offer Quick Tips to Take Food from Garden to Plate

Videos Offer Quick Tips to Take Food from Garden to Plate

NEWARK, Ohio -- As Ohio gardeners head from the backyard into the kitchen, they can get ideas for how to use their tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, herbs and spaghetti squash in a series of short videos from Ohio State University Extension.

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Ohio No-till Summer Field Day Sept. 9 to Address Phosphorus Runoff

Ohio No-till Summer Field Day Sept. 9 to Address Phosphorus Runoff

NEW BLOOMINGTON, Ohio -- Presentations at a field day on Sept. 9 will help farmers address the Lake Erie watershed phosphorus problem, said one of the event’s organizers.

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Chow Line: Wellness programs spread to schools

Chow Line: Wellness programs spread to schools

After being inundated with “wellness” messages at work, I started walking more and have lost a few pounds. But it seems to me that children need to hear these kinds of things just as much as adults do. What’s happening in schools?

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Environmental Concerns Related to Shale Oil and Gas Development to Be Discussed at 2014 Farm Science Review

Environmental Concerns Related to Shale Oil and Gas Development to Be Discussed at 2014 Farm Science Review

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The number of horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio’s shale is growing exponentially, and residents often have concerns about potential environmental impacts.

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Learn about Season Extension, More at Farm Science Review’s Small Farms Center

Learn about Season Extension, More at Farm Science Review’s Small Farms Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cold frames, high tunnels, row covers and plasticulture are just some of the ways rural and urban growers can extend their growing season and increase access to fresh, local, healthy foods, says an Ohio State University Extension educator with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: Eat better while spending less (8/22/14)

Chow Line: Eat better while spending less (8/22/14)

Every week, I wince at the cost when I go through the grocery store checkout line. How can I save money but still eat healthfully?

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Farm Bill Question and Answer Sessions Scheduled for 2014 Farm Science Review

Farm Bill Question and Answer Sessions Scheduled for 2014 Farm Science Review

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With the passage of the 2014 farm bill, which authorizes U.S. agricultural and nutrition programs through 2018, major changes are coming to crop safety net programs, said an economist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Ohio State Expert to Offer Grain Outlook during 2014 Farm Science Review

Ohio State Expert to Offer Grain Outlook during 2014 Farm Science Review

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With high corn, wheat and soybean yields anticipated this year due to exceptional summer growing conditions, 2014 looks to be a record year for crop production, according to an economist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Drones on the Farm: What Are the Laws?

Drones on the Farm: What Are the Laws?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the appeal of using unmanned aerial systems by farmers and growers to aid in farm operations is growing in popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Got Questions on Trees, Plants, Flowers or Conservation? Farm Science Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area Has the Answers

Got Questions on Trees, Plants, Flowers or Conservation? Farm Science Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area Has the Answers

LONDON, Ohio – Wonder why some of the trees on your property have died or are dying in higher numbers this summer?

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Family Fundamentals: Know warning signs of depression, suicide (for August 2014)

Family Fundamentals: Know warning signs of depression, suicide (for August 2014)

How do you tell the difference between normal feelings of sadness and actually being depressed or suicidal? When should you seek help?

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