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Concerns About E. Coli Prompt Ground Beef Recall

E. coli can cause severe cramps, nausea and diarrhea, as well as other complications.
19, 2014

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in Ohio and three other states.

Ohio Winter Takes Toll On Honeybees

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Ohio honeybee keepers say the harsh winter caused them to lose more than half of their bees.
24, 2014

State agriculture officials say Ohio beekeepers lost 50 to 80 percent of their honeybees over the harsh winter, threatening the farming industry.

More Ohio Hog Farms Reporting Deadly Disease

PED mainly affects piglets and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate.
21, 2014

The virus known as PED mainly affects piglets and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate.

Wet Summer Is Good News For Ohio Corn Crop

Ohio's corn industry supports about 34,000 jobs and generates nearly $359 million in labor income each year.
31, 2013

The USDA reports that more than three-fourths of Ohio’s corn crop was in good or excellent condition as of July 21 – compared to 15 percent at the same time last year.

Nine Cow Carcasses Found In East Columbus

The nine calf carcasses were found near the intersection of Agler and Sunbury Roads.
15, 2013

State agriculture officials are looking into what they call a strange discovery of nine cow carcasses found early Tuesday.

New Store Becomes Resource For Urban Farmers

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Shawn Fiegelist opened the City Folks Farm Shop last year after growing frustrated with a lack of farm supplies inside the city.
14, 2013

In cities around the country, residents are planting crops on rooftops, on abandoned elevated train tracks, in vacant lots and, of course, backyards. On Columbus’s north side, a new store has become a resource for urban farmers.

The Fight For Corn

Ohio State University Agricultural Economist Matt Roberts says the expected drop in corn yields will increase debate over how corn should be used.
8, 2012

Experts say this year’s down corn crop is expected to intensify the debate over whether corn should be used for food or ethanol.

Vilsack To Talk Drought At State Fair

U.S. Agriculture Secretary talks to reporter at the Wisconsin State Fair.
3, 2012

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting the Ohio State Fair on Friday to discuss the country’s worst drought in decades and his department’s efforts to help producers.

Drought Brings Down Forecasts From Ohio Farmers

A lack of rain is taking a toll around Ohio, including the water-starved Ohio Canal in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Northeast Ohio.
19, 2012

Corn and soybean farmers around the state continue to deal with sweltering temperatures and dangerously-low amounts of rain.

House Lawmakers Vote On Great Lakes Compact Compromise

A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
25, 2012

Lawmakers on the House Agriculture committee voted strictly along party lines to approve the deal that would put into effect in Ohio the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement signed in 2005 by eight states and two Canadian provinces seeks to protect the Great Lakes from massive withdrawals of water.