EPA American agriculture reduced greenhouse gas emissions by almost 2%

According to a report released by the EPA American agriculture reduced greenhouse gas emissions by almost 2% from 2021 to 2022. That is the largest decrease of any economic sector. The reduction in emissions is due to voluntary conservation efforts by farmers and ranchers across the country. The overall decrease in greenhouse gas emissions marks the lowest levels for the […]

Support for Ohio livestock and poultry producers

$14 million is now available to support Ohio livestock and poultry producers. Governor Mike DeWine recently announced the funding is part of the Ohio Meat Processing Grant Program and applications for grants up to $500,000 are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include federal or state-registered meat harvesting or processing facilities in Ohio. Eligible costs include new and upgraded machinery, other equipment and technology products, […]

Ohio Victory Gardens Program 5th Year

The Ohio Department of AG and OSU Extension are partnering for the Ohio Victory Gardens Program for the fifth year. Due to high demand the program is being offered in 64 counties across the state. Free seed sample kits will be handed out at OSU Extension offices in participating areas. The seed packets will include […]

New Farmers.Gov Local Dashboard

Ohio farmers now have access to county specific farming information along with USDA resources. The new farmers.gov local dashboard is now available including data sets in easy to read charts and graphs. To find out more click here https://www.farmers.gov/blog/farmersgov-local-dashboard-is-now-available-all-50-states?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Anticipated Solar Eclipse

The much-anticipated solar eclipse is days away. The Ohio Department of Agriculture had some tips for farmers, producers and landowners who live in the eclipse path. Anticipate heavy traffic, if you fo not want anyone on your property put up proper signage and remember cell service could be interrupted due to high volumes. If you […]

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected

A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in an Ohio dairy cattle herd. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture a dairy operation in Wood County received cows on March 8th from a Texas dairy which later confirmed detection of HPAI. Animal health officials in Ohio were notified when the livestock began showing signs […]

Colombian market for U.S. poultry and egg product exports

The USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have reopened the Colombian market for U.S. poultry and egg product exports following several months of collaborations to lift the trade barrier. According to USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt, “Reopening this market was of critical importance to U.S. poultry producers […]

Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to end a ban on Paraguayan beef imports

U.S. Senate recently passed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reverse a federal decision in November to end a ban on Paraguayan beef imports. According to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown “The Biden Administration should’ve never repealed it in the first place.” There have been concerns over a history of foot-and-mouth disease in Paraguay. To find out […]