News & Events

Bee buffer strip initiative seeks 100 Ohio farmers

Published Sep. 1, 2015

The U.S. Bee Buffer Project, an initiative of the Pollinator Partnership (P2), Burt’s Bees and The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, is immediately seeking 100 Ohio farmers, ranchers and orchardists to set aside small plots of land as bee buffer zones. Once established, the nectar-rich honey bee forage will support pollinator- dependent crops, which represents one-third of the food we eat.

Case Farms appeals OSHA violations

Published Sep. 1, 2015

One of the largest chicken processing companies in northeast Ohio is contesting the latest round of worker safety citations.

Cat Partners with AFBF in Commitment to Agriculture

Published Sep. 3, 2015

“Farm Bureau members can now receive additional discounts on Caterpillar construction products. In addition, we are excited for our Cat dealer network from across the country to work hand in hand with their county and state Farm Bureau’s.”

Chipotle sued for false advertising, misleading consumers

Published Sep. 1, 2015

A California woman filed a lawsuit Aug. 28 against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., alleging the restaurant’s marketing and advertising campaign that claims its menu does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is “deceptive and misleading to consumers because many of Chipotle’s menu items actually do contain GMOs.”

Congressional staffers get ground-level look at agriculture

Published Aug. 28, 2015

The goal of the three-day event is to give staffers a better understanding of how farmers and agricultural businesses are faring — and how they are affected by decisions made in Washington. It’s something that’s become increasingly important, with food gaining more attention on the national landscape

Deere Earnings Expect Weakness In Agricultural Equipment Demand To Continue

Published Aug. 25, 2015

Deere expects its fiscal 2015 net sales to decline 21%, compared to its previous guidance of a 19% decline.

Farm broadcaster: Activists, misinformation trouble for agriculture

Published Aug. 26, 2015

Samuelson, a legendary longtime farm broadcaster, told a large group of Bayer Museum of Agriculture supporters that animal-rights activists and opponents of genetically modified organisms are a threat to the farming world.

Hart: Expect low corn, soybean prices this year and next year

Published Aug. 26, 2015

There is a lot of uncertainty about what the "too many shades of green" U.S. corn and soybean crops will yield, but Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart said it doesn't really matter.

Industry leaders collaborate on privacy and security principles for farm data

Published Aug. 31, 2015

It’s a new world where privacy and profits collide. And the rules and regulations regarding who has access to data, how it’s stored, for what purposes it’s used, and when and with whom it can be shared simply aren’t keeping up with the technology.

Lawmakers hold hearing on agricultural education in Ohio

Published Aug. 28, 2015

The Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee heard testimony in Wooster Wednesday at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Organizations appearing before the committee included Ohio State, Wilmington College, Anthony Wayne High School, the Ohio Soybean Council, and the Ohio Ecological and Farm Association.