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

WATCH: Is There Help for Farmers Impacted by the Coronavirus?

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Most farmers should be able to take out loans as a result of the relief bill, either through Economic Injury Disaster Loan program or the Paycheck Protection Program, which is meant to cover payroll for the short-term for small businesses. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins and Dan Bush answered this question and others about the coronavirus… Read More

Protein powder derived from hemp

Ohio Accepting Applications for Hemp Cultivation, Processing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting online applications from those interested in growing and processing hemp. Officials say the application window for the 2020 growing season opened Tuesday. The state Legislature legalized industrial hemp cultivation and CBD use and production last year in a bill Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed… Read More

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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