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History in a bottle with Indian Creek Distillery

It is not easy putting history in a bottle, but Joe and Melissa Duer are have resumed a very old family tradition that allows them to do it at the Indian Creek Distillery in Miami County. “Making whiskey the old fashioned way — not the industrialized way — is an art and flows out of
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 04-27-2017

Addressing the legal side of spring agritourism activities

Spring has sprung and many agritourism providers are busy gearing up for spring agritourism activities such as school tours and berry picking. Agritourism providers should take time this spring to review the key elements of Ohio’s new agritourism law and understand how the law affects the agritourism operation. Ohio’s new agritourism law applies to qualifying
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 04-27-2017

2017 Soybean Planting Cab Cam – Christie Wilson, Madison County

Growing up in agriculture, Madison County farmer Christie Wilson thought she wanted nothing more than to get away from the farm when she became an adult, but fate had other ideas. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along with Wilson for the latest Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, as she planted
Author: Ty Higgins
Posted: 04-27-2017

OSIA/OSWP award nominations due June 1, 2017

In 2010, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) Board of Trustees initiated an award nomination program to recognize outstanding accomplishments made by sheep farmers as well as people who are associated with the Ohio sheep industry. Nominations for these awards can only be submitted by OSIA members and must be received by June 1, 2017.
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 04-27-2017

In search of the 2017-18 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen

The search is on once again. Help us round up the next Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen. The queen serves as a spokesperson for the industry throughout her year of reign at numerous promotional events and activities around the state and will be selected by judges at the Ohio State Fair. Contestants will attend an
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 04-27-2017

Armyworms on the March in Indiana

Armyworms on the March in Indiana With a wet early spring in Indiana, knocking back cover crops in time for planting has been an issue in some areas.  Dry weather this past week has allowed many growers to get this done along with burndown of fall annual weeds. This week’s DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Report from Hoosier Ag
Author: Gary Truitt
Posted: 04-27-2017

So Much for Meatless Mondays

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent Cold Storage Report showed record reductions of beef and pork, which means demand for the products remains high. At the other end of the spectrum, chicken stocks remain historically high. Total beef in cold storage dropped 38 million pounds in March, the biggest drop in March since back in
Author: Hoosier Ag Today
Posted: 04-27-2017

Ethanol Production Continues to Decline

According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 987,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.5 million gallons daily. That is down 7,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production dropped to 996,000 b/d–the first time in 25 weeks to hit below a million b/d, for an annualized rate of 15.27 billion gallons. Stocks
Author: Gary Truitt
Posted: 04-27-2017

Wheat heading earlier than normal in southern Illinois

Farmers scramble to apply fungicide before rain.
Author: admin
Posted: 04-27-2017

Vomitoxin cases spread; insurance critical for stored grain

Findings of the toxin have been reported in five nearby states recently.
Author: admin
Posted: 04-27-2017