Ohio State University’s newest president says the institution is committing $400 million over five years to lower students’ costs and improve the value of their education.
Most farmers are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but the price they’re able to get for the commodity has been roughly cut in half compared to last year.
Ohio farmers are looking at a potential bumper crop during the fall harvest, but that could be offset by lower prices and spoilage from some crops having to be stored outside.
The Ohio State Fair is over for another year, and while final attendance figures arenâ€™t in yet, the fair did bring in some big numbers with the Sales of Champions.
The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.
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.
State agriculture officials say Ohio beekeepers lost 50 to 80 percent of their honeybees over the harsh winter, threatening the farming industry.
The virus known as PED mainly affects piglets and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate.
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.
State agriculture officials are looking into what they call a strange discovery of nine cow carcasses found early Tuesday.
In cities around the country, residents are planting crops on rooftops, on abandoned elevated train tracks, in vacant lots and, of course, backyards. On Columbusâ€™s north side, a new store has become a resource for urban farmers.