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When Ken Comstock closed his Caledonia Farm Supply earlier this fall it was the end of an era, but it’s also begun a new one. While the grain elevator in Marion County has since been sold for private storage, Comstock’s elevator in Denmark, an unincorporated village on Ohio 95 in Morrow County, has been purchased by Hord Livestock of Bucyrus.
The Gallia County Farm Bureau recently received a national award that recognizes it for community involvement and local activities — an award in which only 24 counties in the United States receive each year.
Ohio farmers are seeing big increases in their property taxes and, like the weather they curse and embrace, there's not much they can do about it. Recent reappraisals by county auditors have increased taxes on some farm parcels as much as 400 percent at a time when grain prices have plummeted.
Lowell Hill, of De Graff, Ohio, is one of four farmers elected by customers of Farm Credit Mid-America to the board of directors of the $20 billion financial services cooperative that serves Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents.
A 76-year-old family-owned Ohio farm is raising the National Thanksgiving Turkey that’s expected to be presented to President Barack Obama in just a few weeks.
As the Agriculture Department and farmers have watched the organics industry boom, the agency is working to find a middle ground between the needs of conventional and organic farmers.
The state and federal farmland preservation programs continue to preserve land in Ohio — albeit in slightly different way.
With issues concerning water quality a high priority in Ohio, managing fertilizer and planting cover crops are some of the ways farmers can help improve the condition of the state’s water, according to experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. That will be the focus of the Dec. 3 Ohio No-Till Conference.
In conjunction with Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced its Ohio Proud program will partner with a national program that certifies agricultural products produced by veterans and those still serving in the military.
The partnership will link the national Homegrown by Heroes program to the state's Ohio Proud program.
The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits — what used to be called food stamps — when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.