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Ohio Soybean Council offers scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:18
WORTHINGTON - The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation has announced scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Organizers note his scholarship program encourages undergraduate students at Ohio colleges and universities to pursue degrees in one of the many academic fields that support the future of the soybean industry including science and technology, economics, communication, education, business and leadership.  
Undergraduate scholarships
There are eight undergraduate scholarships available, including six general scholarships of up to $3,000 each that will be awarded to students pursuing an eligible major.  
Available to one undergraduate student pursuing agricultural business or communications is the $3,000 Farmer, Lumpe and McClelland Excellence in Communications Scholarship. This scholarship was founded to provide resources to young people with a passion for agricultural and business communication.  
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FSA resumes crop loan disbursements PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:14
WASHINGTON - USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced Friday the processing and disbursement of 2013 crop commodity loans has resumed. Crop year 2013 commodity loan-making was suspended Oct. 1 to make changes necessary to accommodate the automatic funding reductions known as sequester.
"We must comply with the laws established by Congress to reduce funds in accordance with sequestration policy," said Garcia.
"We regret the delay this has created in USDA issuing marketing assistance loans because we know how critical the loans are to many farmers' cash flow at this time of year," he added."
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Congressman seeks to help popcorn growers PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Saturday, 09 November 2013 08:48
WASHINGTON - Northwest Ohio is a significant contributor to Ohio's distinction as one of the larger popcorn producing states in the country. Recent decisions by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) has put a crimp in the growers' ability to insure their popcorn.
While popcorn is not one of the major Wood County crops it is still important to those who grow the snack corn.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recently sent a letter to the RMA administrator, Brandon Willis, expressing his concerns with a recently finalized rule that folds current crop group risk insurance plans into a new single Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) plan.
"I want to ensure that policies, such as the ARPI rule, do not place farmers at a disadvantage that hurts their ability to manage risk for popcorn production, as well as jeopardize future supplies of popcorn that could increase prices for consumers," the letter reads.
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Farm Briefs: 11-12-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:11
Gleaners to meet Sat.
Portage Center Arbor No. 524 of the Gleaners will be meeting Saturday at Center Township Fire Hall on the corner of Bowling Green Road and Carter Road.
The group will be having soup and dessert at 6 p.m. Those attending should bring their own table services and beverage. A short meeting will follow the meal. The public is invited to join in.
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Lecture on sustainability offered by Lourdes PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:34
SYLVANIA - On Nov. 12, the Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment Inc. will host a lecture titled: "The Essentials of Agricultural Sustainability."  The lecture features John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri Columbia, who will speak on creating a sustainable agriculture by setting our priorities and principles right by giving the pursuit of happiness priority over the pursuit of economic efficiency.  
The lecture will be held from 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center of Lourdes University. Attendance is free and open to the public.  For more information about the lecture and S.A.V.E. contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak OSF, Associate Professor of Biology at the S.A.V.E. Office 419-824-3691 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  
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