Swine genetics ‘Repeat’ top win at 2018 Ohio State Fair
Matt Butterfield’s 280-pound market barrow was this year’s Grand Champion at the Ohio State Fair. Repeat was the pig’s name, so called because his pig Hollywood was the Grand Champion at the 2017 fair.
Ohio is latest destination on tour for anti-tariffs campaign
A month ago, more than 80 trade associations representing thousands of business and workers formed Americans for Free Trade and joined with agriculture groups to launch a multimillion-dollar campaign against tariffs.
FFA will honor 19 with VIP award at national convention
Nineteen individuals will be honored in a ceremony with the VIP Citation at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, from Oct. 24-27. The citation recognizes individuals’ significant contributions to FFA and agricultural education.
Last month at a Purdue University-hosted Greenhouse and Indoor Hydroponics workshop, attendees learned optimal hydroponic techniques for growing lettuce, including nutrient, temperature, lighting, pest control, disease management considerations and varied production systems.
OTA launches voluntary checkoff after USDA nixes mandatory plan
In a response to the USDA’s surprising move to suddenly abandon plans to launch a mandatory multiyear organic certification checkoff program this year, the Organic Trade Assoc. (OTA) announced it will establish a voluntary program designed to promote certified organic products.