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Manufacturing FUNdamentals in Shelby County

By Sally A. McClaskey, Program Manager, Education & Marketing, Ohio 4-H Youth Development Science is one of three National 4-H Council mission mandates. The hands-on learning that is at the heart of 4-H helps youth better understand how to apply science to what they do every day. In Shelby County, the Tech …

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EU and Japan moving forward on trade deal

The European Union parliament approved the EU-Japan trade agreement. The agreement removes tariffs on 97% of European exports, with agriculture exports seeing significant tariff reductions. The pact will enter into force Feb. 1, 2019. In addition, the 11 nation CPTPP regional trade agreement will come into effect on Dec. 30 …

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Farm bankruptcies stabilizing

By Robert Dinterman and Ani L. Katchova, Farm Income Enhancement Program, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings have been fairly stable over the past few quarters and have stabilized to around the same levels as when chapter 12 became a permanent …

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Christmas dates

By Shelly Detwiler, berry farmer and dietician Let’s talk dates. Not a romantic date or dates on a calendar but the fruit, dates. Dates in Middle Eastern cultures have been a part of their daily diets and religious holiday treats for centuries — in the U.S. not so much. It …

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JCARR sends water changes back to ODA

By Joel Penhorwood, Ohio Ag Net The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) met on Monday in the latest of the ongoing matters regarding Gov. John Kasich’s executive order to designate eight Ohio watersheds as “distressed.” JCARR voted 8-1 to send the rule back to the Ohio Department of …

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