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Corn, Beans Outpace 5 year Average

Written by on 12 July 2018

Winter wheat harvest sped up during the week with help from warmer than average temperatures, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician with the USDA. There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio last week. High temperatures continued to be ideal for wheat harvest but also continued to dry out the soil. Soybean blooming and […]

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Kasich Signs Order to Clean Up Erie, Bypasses Farmers

Written by on 12 July 2018

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an executive order directing Ohio’s Agriculture to “figure out a way to manage their land in a more effective and more environmentally friendly way.” Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net reports that the legislation will affect around 7,000 agriculturalists and 2 million acres in the northwest quadrant of the […]

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Logan County Fair Continues

Written by on 12 July 2018

The 2018 Logan County Fair is underway and runs through July 14th. Today’s activities include the Small Animal show at 11am, Dairy Judging contest at 1pm, and the General Livestock Judging at 2pm, as well the Kiddie Tractor Pull. Later in the afternoon, The born and raised sheep and goat shows will be held at […]

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Hardin County OSU Extension Conducts Fruit and Vegetable Walk

Written by on 11 July 2018

Hardin County OSU Extension will conduct a fruit and vegetable Crop Walk program on Wednesday, July 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm.   The program is designed to help answer several concerns that fruit growers may have and will include an emphasis on fruit and vegetable production.     The location of the program will be 2355 […]

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Farm Bureau Financial Essentials Workshops Offered

Written by on 11 July 2018

Retirement planning, financial risk management and farm transition planning are topics to be presented at several Farm Bureau Financial Essentials workshops scheduled in August and September.   The workshops are designed to help mitigate the stress that comes from important questions regarding family, farm and business financial issues. The resources provided will help guide the […]

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Four 4-H Members Win Inaugural State Contest

Written by on 9 July 2018

A team of four Hardin County 4-H members made history over the weekend. They won the first ever Ohio State Fair Rabbit Skillathon. Cami Lowery, Mara France, Cole McKinley and Lily James were tasked with answering questions that covered all rabbit knowledge. They have been preparing for the last month. The group will be recognized […]

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Field Work Progresses Despite Rainy Weather

Written by on 26 June 2018

Soybean fields have been planted and were on par with historical emergence despite extensive rain. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, there were nearly 3 days suitable for fieldwork on the week.   Some parts of the State received up to 6 inches of rain which produced flooding and ponding in low lying […]

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Corn Planting Completed in Ohio

Written by on 19 June 2018

Corn planting has been completed and is almost completely emerged, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.   There were 4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio last week.   Soybean condition is 85% Good to Excellent for the week, up from 81% last week.   Winter wheat began to mature last week although […]

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Rainfall Averages Down From May 2017

Written by on 11 June 2018

For the time period of May 1-May 31, 2018 Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 3.40 inches of rain in Hardin County.  Last year, the average rainfall for the same time period was 7.21 inches. Rainfall for May was 0.99 inches less than the ten-year average rainfall for the month. Roundhead Township received 4.20 […]

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Hardin County Ag Society Met Wednesday

Written by on 8 June 2018

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Wednesday, June 6, 2018, for their regular board meeting. Nineteen directors and seven guests were present. Craig Stump, President, called the meeting to order. Mark Light, OSU 4-H Extension Agent, stated most Jr. Fair Livestock should be in possession by now – the deadline was June 1st. He also […]

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