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Trump Doubles Down On Trade War As Farmers Feel Pain From Tariffs

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As President Donald Trump addressed farmers at a national conference Monday Ohio Valley agriculture leaders said they are standing by his effort to renegotiate trade deals. But some leaders cautioned that costly tariffs on farm products need to end soon. President Trump doubled down on his fight for better trade deals during his speech to American Farm… Read More

Rain Causing More Than Rotten Tomatoes for Ohio Valley Farmers

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The precipitation average so far this year for Southeast Ohio is 34.75 inches, which is nearly 10 inches above normal, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Farmers in Athens County and along the Ohio River basin are hoping for less rain next year in order to reclaim what Mother Nature took from their… Read More

West Virginia Gets Grant To Train Veterans In Agriculture

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to provide agriculture training for military veterans. The state Department of Agriculture says in a news release the grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aims to improve veterans’ health. The statement says the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in… Read More

Back To The Garden: How Green Thumbs Help With Addiction Recovery

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Meredith Jensen is doing some gardening on a sunny day in a secluded part of Athens, Ohio. “I’m working on our pollinator garden beds,” she said. “Which are a bunch of fun flowers that’ll help attract butterflies, bumble bees, you name it.” Her partner Jamie Betit pushes a full wheel barrow to fill the other… Read More

Drowning In Milk: Dairy Farmers Look For Lifelines In Flooded Market

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LaRue County, Kentucky, dairy farmer Gary Rock sits in his milking parlor, overlooking what is left of his 95 cow operation. “Three hundred years of history is something that a lot of people in our country cannot even talk about,” Rock said. That’s how long the farm has been in his family. While the land… Read More

3rd Annual Harrison Career Center FFA Tractor, Truck, Engine, and Car Show


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3rd ANNUAL HARRISON CAREER CENTER FFA TRACTOR, TRUCK, ENGINE, AND CAR SHOW                                          MAY 6, 2018        HARRISON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 550 GRANT STREET CADIZ, OHIO                                                10am-4pm                    FOOD                       MUSIC                   FAMILY FUN!!!                                      ADMISSON: DONATION Benefits the Harrison Career Center FFA For info. contact 330-440-5578 or Email HCCFFA@yahoo.com www.Facebook.com/HCCFFA    

Trade War Fears Have Ohio Valley Soy Growers Nervous

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China buys more than half of the soybeans grown in the Ohio Valley. So China’s threat this week to place a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soy means farmers would be caught in the crosshairs of a trade war. Even though tariffs haven’t taken effect, markets are already showing signs that commodities traders are growing… Read More

Feds Deny Poultry Industry Request To Increase Work Speed

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied a petition by the National Chicken Council to remove the speed limit on work at some slaughterhouses, a move that food safety advocates are calling a victory for workers and consumers. As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in October, the National Chicken Council proposal could have increased the line speed for some workers in processing… Read More

Farmers Fond of Trump But Growing Nervous About Trade

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When President Trump spoke to the American Farm Bureau annual convention this month he focused on the regulatory rollbacks and tax cuts that motivated many farmers to help vote him into office. “We are doing a job for you,” Trump told an auditorium filled with farmers. “You’re seeing it like nobody else: regulation, death tax,… Read More

Veggie Burger

Impossible? The Bleeding Veggie Burger

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Few things have as big an impact on our environment as the food we eat. Agriculture accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. And beef production, in particular, uses copious amounts of water, when compared with other foods. So, some environmentally conscious meat lovers have been working in the lab, to create a vegan… Read More

Gutting Guest Worker Rights: Migrant Labor Bill Cuts Protections

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Roberto Gonzales and six other workers came from Nayarit, Mexico, to work on a Garrard County, Kentucky, tobacco farm using a guest worker program called the H-2A visa. The Department of Labor program guarantees a wage in Kentucky of $10.92 an hour. But Gonzales said the workers were only getting between $3 and $8 per hour…. Read More

On Strike: Migrant Workers On Visa Program Claim Unfair Pay

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Workers on a tobacco farm in Garrard County, Kentucky, are entering the third week of a strike over claims that they have not received the pay guaranteed by a federal work visa program. The strike is part of a movement across the South and Midwest to organize migrant laborers who enter the country legally to… Read More

EPA Limits Use Of Problematic Herbicide Dicamba

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The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to some limits on the use of a controversial herbicide called dicamba, which farmers throughout the region have blamed for crop damage. A change to the label on the chemical will restrict sales of dicamba to certified users. Dicamba, which was formulated for use on a certain strain of genetically… Read More

Hog-Tied? NAFTA Talks Have Ohio Valley Pork Producers Nervous

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Talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, are set for later this month and farm country is concerned about the potential fallout from a trade dispute. Pork producers are especially nervous about the implications of a threat from President Trump to place a 20 percent tariff on Mexican food imports. “Mexico is… Read More