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High Corn Yields Offset By Expenses, Down Prices

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Experts predict most farmers will have enough assets to withstand a tough year or two.
9:08AM
September
22, 2014

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.

Bumper Crop Means Full Silos, Potentially Lower Prices

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One survey estimates a 25 percent increase in bushels of corn per acre compared to the state's three-year average.
8:21AM
August
27, 2014

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.

State Fair Closes With Sale Of Champions

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The 2014 Ohio State Fair closed Sunday. Fair managers say they should come close to or exceed previous attendance records.
7:46AM
August 4, 2014

The Ohio State Fair is over for another year, and while final attendance figures aren’t in yet, the fair did bring in some big numbers with the Sales of Champions.

Bumper Crop Drives Down Corn Prices

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The $4.37-per-bushel price last week was the lowest in five years.
8:18AM
July
28, 2014

The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.

Concerns About E. Coli Prompt Ground Beef Recall

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E. coli can cause severe cramps, nausea and diarrhea, as well as other complications.
7:44AM
May
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.
9:48AM
April
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

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PED mainly affects piglets and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate.
7:58AM
April
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

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Ohio's corn industry supports about 34,000 jobs and generates nearly $359 million in labor income each year.
8:27AM
July
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

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The nine calf carcasses were found near the intersection of Agler and Sunbury Roads.
12:19PM
January
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.
7:27AM
January
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.