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  1. Ohio Farmers Finding Risk Mitigation, Profitability and Conservation Wrapped in One Crop Production System

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-farmers-finding-risk-mitigation-profitability-and-conservation-wrapped-one-crop

    Crawford County, said that with the state of today's economy, MRI can hedge grain market and crop ... offers. In the MRI system, two crops are harvested in the same year. Because of the differences in crop ... system is very good from the standpoint of preserving soil because a crop is growing in the field for at ...

  2. Ohio State Experts in Lineup for Ohio Organic Farming Conference: 'Sowing the Seeds of Food Sovereignty'

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ohio-state-experts-lineup-ohio-organic-farming-conference-sowing-seeds-food-sovereignty

    is “Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty.” Billed as the state’s largest sustainable food and ... reclaim our food sovereignty,” Hunt said in a press release. “(They are) rebuilding local food systems and ... food is produced, and relearning sustainable agriculture practices that nourish our bodies, our ...

  3. 2 Small Farm Conferences Set for March

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/2-small-farm-conferences-set-march

    -- reduced tillage, grass-based livestock and others-- and alternative marketing systems, including CSAs (community ... profitable and sustainable-- economically, environmentally and socially.” Alternative enterprises, such as ... blueberries and freshwater shrimp, will be among the topics. So will alternative production systems ...

  4. Droughts Have Few Financial Impacts on Farmers

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/droughts-have-few-financial-impacts-farmers

    Thus, government programs that are designed to help farmers actually create a systemic or market ... a grower- affecting crop performance that impacts production, shrinks yields and ultimately creates economic ... financial hardships to crop farmers as a group, except when it comes to government payment losses, says an ...

  5. Arsenic

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1507

    excess of the MCL over many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system ... evidence that arsenic can disrupt the immune and endocrine systems, and may be related to Type-2 diabetes. ... osmosis, distillation, and anion exchange. These methods can be used in 2 different types of systems ...

  6. ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/eco-farming-new-farming-system-21st-century

    said. Examples include grain crops followed by cover crops, pasture or hay systems, or perennial plants. ... the long run should also be ecologically sound and environmentally sustainable. The system appears to ... Ohio No-Till Council have developed a third tillage system for farmers to consider. ECO Farming is ...

  7. Tour on Aug. 27: Cover Crops’ Big Benefits

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/tour-aug-27-cover-crops%E2%80%99-big-benefits

    success with cover crops. He credits his farm’s rich soils to incorporated cover crops and to interseeding ... clover into grain crops. And he says incorporating rye into soybeans has not only improved the soils’ ... County. The program is part of the 2011 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Included will be ...

  8. Free OSU Extension Workshop Promotes Farmers' Market Development

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/free-osu-extension-workshop-promotes-farmers-market-development

    resources and strategies to assist their local food system by incorporating a farmers' market. The ... farmers' market creation, growth and sustainability. The workshop is made possible through a U.S. ... consumers to shop at their community farmers' markets, spending more than $1 billion a year, according ...

  9. New Opportunities for Tomato Growers With Grafting

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-opportunities-tomato-growers-grafting

    crop performance with marketable fruit neatly wrapped in one plant may find what they are looking for ... grafting," said Matt Kleinhenz, an Ohio State University Extension vegetable crops specialist. "Still, ... other crops such as cantaloupe, watermelon and cucumber can also be grafted. So, what is learned with ...

  10. Consider Alternatives to Late-Planted/Replanted Corn

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/consider-alternatives-late-plantedreplanted-corn

    rotation system, soybeans is one crop that growers can consider,” said Thomison. “The major reason ... Thomison. “It’s a good crop. It’s drought resistant, and has a better root system, tolerates stresses ... drawbacks. Ohio lacks a market for growers to sell their crop and with lack of short season hybrids available ...

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