From: Ohio Ag Net
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine outlined his H2Ohio water quality initiative, which he is introducing as part of his proposed budget for the 2020-2021 biennium.
“Water is vital to everyone, yet communities throughout the state face real and different challenges, such as algae blooms, failing septic tanks, nutrient pollution, and threats of lead contamination,” Governor DeWine said. “We cannot continue to lurch from water crisis to water crisis. I am proposing an H2Ohio initiative that would allow us to invest in targeted, long-term solutions to ensure safe and clean water across the state of Ohio.” Continue reading
Check out the events page for upcoming programs in 2019!
For the week of 6/24-6/30. No traps at the economic threshold for treatment for Western Bean Cutworm (WBC), European Corn Borer (ECB), or Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).
Freedom – 6
Monroe – 1
Bartlow – 5
NWARS – 0
Freedom – 0
Bartlow – 0
Flatrock – 0 male; 0 female; 0 nymphs
By: Margy Eckelkamp
Previously on Farm Journal’s Ag Tech
It’s a mix of urban legend and science—how to maximize the battery life of your smart phone. iPhone, Android or other, all phones have their limits, and long-days in the field put the devices to their test—particularly when you forget the charging cord.
Here’s a curated list of some ideas to help give you that extra five minutes for a phone call.
1. Research in how your phone uses its battery Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue outlined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) services available in the event of a government shutdown.
“USDA is committed to safeguarding life and property through the critical services we provide – and should the government shut down, we will continue to do just that,” said Secretary Perdue. “I am proud of each USDA employee for everything they do to benefit the farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers who depend on our services. It is their mission each day to fulfill our USDA motto, ‘Do right and feed everyone.’”
While you may click HERE to view USDA’s lapse in funding plans, background information on USDA services available in the event of a government shutdown are below: Continue reading
From Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net
As farming communities face mounting challenges with the nation’s opioid epidemic, the nation’s two largest general farm organizations are teaming up to confront the issue. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU) announced a new campaign, “Farm Town Strong,” to raise awareness of the crisis’ impact on farming communities. The campaign will also provide resources and information to help farm communities and encourage farmer-to-farmer support to overcome the crisis.
The groups have launched a new website, FarmTownStrong.org, to provide easy access to information and resources that can help struggling farm families and rural communities. Continue reading