News & Events

AFBF Has Lingering Concerns About EPA's Worker Protection Proposal

Published Sep. 5, 2014

Public comments may be closed on EPA's worker protection plan for pesticide exposure, but the American Farm Bureau remains concerned that the EPA has failed to provide tangible benefits from the proposal beyond what current pesticide rules provide.

Crop prices and interest rates drive CAUV increase

Published Sep. 5, 2014

The increase in this year’s CAUV update is largely due to significant increases in crop prices and a simultaneous decrease in interest rates. These two factors simply mean that agricultural land in Ohio has a much higher value now than it did three to six years ago. Regardless, these changes are dictated by the workings of the CAUV formula and not by any action of the General Assembly.

More Farm Data Isn't the Real Point

Published Sep. 9, 2014

The whole point of measuring data is to get information that helps you make better decisions – so you can change what you're doing to get a different result. But if you aren't making changes based on what you discover from your data, why are you taking measurements in the first place?

City of Green looks for someone to run historic farm Read more: http://www.cant

Published Sep. 9, 2014

They plan to lease the Levi Hartong farmstead at the southern tip of the park, near Mount Pleasant Road, to anyone interested in turning it into a working farm again.
“We’re looking for some very creative folks,” said Valerie Wolford, the city’s communications coordinator.
The Hartong Farm is the only site in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

An Akron startup is bringing drone technology down on the farm

Published Sep. 9, 2014

Farmers, it turns out, need a surer assessment of the height and the health of their crops. Unseen pests and weeds can hobble those racing rows of corn. It's not easy to inspect hundreds of acres of soybeans near the full bloom of harvest.

Farm Science Review to focus on new technologies, innovation

Published Sep. 9, 2014

Information on new agricultural technologies and innovation awaits farmers who plan to attend this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.

Study shows few differences between organic, conventional dairy

Published Sep. 9, 2014

“While there are differences in how cows are treated on organic farms, health outcomes are similar to conventional dairies,” said Mike Gamroth, co-author of the study and professor emeritus in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

U.S. House passes bill to roll back Clean Water rules

Published Sep. 10, 2014

“The agencies’ attempt to expand their jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act will have serious consequences for the nation’s economy, threaten jobs and restrict landowners to make decisions about their property,” said Gibbs, R-Lakeville, a co-sponsor and chairman of the subcommittee that held hearings on the bill.

What Size Farm Is Best for the Planet?

Published Sep. 10, 2014

Author Tamar Haspel will be our guest on Town Hall Ohio Sep. 20 & 21.

USDA: Farm sector debt ratios remain near post-1970 lows

Published Sep. 10, 2014

Even with the expected slowdown in asset growth, the sector's financial position remains strong due to the historically low level of debt relative to assets and equity.