News

  1. 2018 Directors Choice Winners Announced

    May 18, 2018

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (May 17, 2018) – Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels honored the Director’s Choice recipients at an event held at the Statehouse for retailers, distributors, restaurateurs and winery owners.

    Nearly 20 wines were evaluated by a panel of judges, on behalf of Director Daniels, for the highly coveted award. The 2018 award recipients are:

    News Release 

    Written by Ashley McDonald for ODA.

  2. 2018 Inversion and Drift Mitigation Workshop

    Apr 24, 2018

    Ohio IPM presented an Inversion and Drift Mitigation Workshop on April 10, 2018. The workshop focused on recognizing inversions that may affect herbicide applications. The workshop also discussed the Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry, recently merged with FieldWatch.

    Recordings of this workshop are available below along with the presentations and contact information for the speakers.

  3. ODA Launches New Sensitive Crop Registry

    Mar 2, 2018

    Ohio (Mar. 1, 2018) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced a new partnership with FieldWatch, Inc. to introduce a new sensitive crop registry that will enhance communication between applicators and producers in Ohio. FieldWatch is a not-for-profit company with existing registries currently used by multiple states and private companies across the country.
  4. Ohio Becomes 6th in Nation for Wine Production by Gallon

    Feb 23, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — When you think of the top winemaking states, places like California and Washington probably come to mind. What you might not have guessed is that Ohio is not far behind those places.

    Full Article and Video  Interview and photos were taken during the 2018 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference in Dublin, OH February 2018

    News Article by:  Rachael Payton at ABC channel 6 news Columbus, OH

    Photo credit:  Central Ohio Wine.com

  5. Ohio Wine Production Climbing, Now at No. 6

    Feb 7, 2018

    COLUMBUS — Ohio has inched up in its ranking for wine production to the sixth highest state in the nation.

    The state moved from the seventh highest number of gallons generated in the U.S. up a notch, just above longtime gridiron rival, Michigan.

     

    Production

    The number of gallons produced in 2016 doubled the total in 2012, according to a recently released report by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The report examined the state’s wine production in 2016.

  6. Conference Offers Tools to Make Better Ohio Wines

    Feb 6, 2018

    DUBLIN, Ohio — With a steady increase in the number of Ohio wineries and the gallons of wine produced every year, the focus of this year’s Ohio Grape and Wine conference is making those wines taste even better.

    “Consumers are demanding high-quality and reasonably-priced wines now more than ever,” said Imed Dami, an Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) professor in grape growing and one of the conference’s organizers.

  7. Dicamba Restrictions Added

    Dec 11, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —After statewide bans, multiple lawsuits and countless disgruntled farmers nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required the makers of dicamba, a controversial weed killer, to revise its label.

    News Article By:  Alayna DeMartini, The Ohio State University CFAES website

    Entire Article

    Photo by:  Thinkstock

     

  8. This 8000-year-old jar holds traces of what may be Eurasia’s oldest wine

    Nov 13, 2017

    Long before vineyards from Lebanon to Languedoc were winemaking meccas, Georgia was the place to be. That’s because the modern country has just laid claim to the most ancient evidence for winemaking in Eurasia: wine-soaked pottery sherds that push back the genesis of fermented grape beverages in the region to nearly 8000 years ago.

    News Article by:  Michael Price, Science Magazine

  9. Changes Made to Rules on Applying Fertilizer

    Nov 8, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Take a whole class or just take the test, which is better? Farmers will get to decide.

    Those who apply fertilizer on 50 or more acres now have the option to take an exam or attend a three-hour course to get the required certification aimed at protecting water quality.

    News Artile by:  Alayna DeMartini, The Ohio State University, CFAES website

    Complete Article

    photo:  Thinkstock

  10. Ohio Climbing Up in Wine Production

    Nov 7, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has inched up in its ranking for wine production to the sixth highest state in the nation.

    The state moved from the seventh highest number of gallons generated in the U.S. up a notch, just above longtime gridiron rival, Michigan. The number of gallons produced in 2016 doubled the total in 2012, according to a recently released report by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The report examined the state’s wine production in 2016.

    News Article:  Alayna DeMartini, The Ohio State University CFAES website

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