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GAP Safety Training


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Join Rural Action and OSU extension for a day of farm-food safety training that also counts toward GAP certification. Topics include: Water Quality Worker Training, Health & Hygiene Manure and Compost Handling Domestic and Wild Animals The OSU Extension GAP training is one way to satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule… Read More

Goodman’s family farms 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Fulton Co., KY.

Major Trade Agreements Have Ohio Farmers Expressing Optimism

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The U.S. has reached two major trade agreements with international partners in the past month, with the Trump administration pitching these deals as a way to ease the burden farmers have shouldered during the trade war with China. During the nearly two-year trade dispute, Ohio farmers have battled falling commodity prices and a struggling market…. Read More

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Season Creation Workshop


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Join Green Edge Organic Gardens and Rural Action for a highly acclaimed, on-farm workshop. This training teaches participants about the use of gabled high tunnels for winter production, focusing on multiple aspects of the Green Edge model of year-round farming. The workshop includes both on-farm and classroom portions covering farm infrastructure, planting schedules, crop monitoring,… Read More

Huff (left) and Fuller (right), next to hemp

Over-Hyped Hemp? Amid Price Drop and a Big Bankruptcy, Some Farmers Feel Burned

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John Fuller is waiting for another farmer he’s never met before to talk about a situation he never imagined he would be in. It’s an overcast January day on his farm in west Kentucky, where he grew 18 acres of hemp last year, investing more than $250,000 of his own cash. He’s one of nearly… Read More

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CPA Incubator Farm Now Accepting Applications


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The Rural Action Incubator Farm application is open for the 2020 growing season! The Incubator Farm program helps beginning farmers start their own sustainable farm businesses from the ground up — providing farm plots, educational resources, startup capital, and mentorship. This program is designed for individuals who are serious about starting their own sustainable farm… Read More

The coal power station on the border between WV and PA

2020 Hindsight: The Ohio Valley’s Decade in Data

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The year: 2009. A Senator from Illinois named Barack Obama has just made history upon taking the presidential oath of office. The national economy is at a low point in the Great Recession. And the Pittsburgh Steelers are the first NFL team to win six Super Bowls. Ten years later, as 2019 gives way to… Read More