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Central Ohio Farm Bureaus to host Breakfast on the Farm

On Saturday, June 7th, the Franklin and Madison County Farm Bureaus will be hosting the 3rd annual Breakfast on the Farm. This event serves up FREE breakfasts to all who attend and also answers any and all questions that guests, who may not be on the farm that often, may have. Ty Higgins got more details from Franklin County Farm Bureau’s Dwight Beougher. You can also get more information here.

Here are some highlights from last year’s event.

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First-of-its-kind app for corn rootworm risk assessment

Throughout the corn-growing season, farmers across the Midwest will battle corn rootworms. Now there is a new tool to help them combat this yield-robbing pest. Genuity® has launched a free application (app) available for iPad® device users that helps farmers assess their risk for corn rootworm pressure and provides field-specific recommendations for the farmer.
Ty Higgins finds out more about the new app from Monsanto’s agronomic systems lead Tom Eickhoff.
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Throughout the corn-growing season, farmers across the Midwest will battle corn rootworms. Now there is a new tool to help them combat this yield-robbing pest. Genuity® has launched a free application (app) available for iPad® device users that helps farmers assess their risk for corn rootworm pressure and provides field-specific recommendations for the farmer. – See more at: http://news.monsanto.com/press-release/products/genuity-launches-first-its-kind-app-technology-corn-rootworm-risk-assessment#sthash.p8LJfUdY.dpuf
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USDA Celebrates Small Farm Week with funding opportunities

During Small Farm Week this week, USDA is offering funding opportunities to America’s small and midsized farmers and ranchers.

This funding represents the second major package USDA has unveiled this year, and includes several million dollars in university research awards, technical assistance and marketing support for small, socially-disadvantaged producers and Rural Cooperative Centers.

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