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- Do your homework before applying for federal funds for renewable energy
- EPA director discusses clean water, oil and gas exploration
- Ohioís Grain Indemnity Fund offers protection to grain farmers
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The Federal Reserve of Chicago, which includes Iowa, Michigan and parts of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, found farmland values fell 3 percent during 2014. That was the first yearly decline since 1986.
The show seeks to educate farmers and agribusiness representatives and showcases "innovative technology, new product launches, and alternative energy," the sponsors said. In addition, attendees can sit in on free seminars led by some of the industry's top experts. Seminar topics include unmanned aerial vehicles, cloud-based data handling, and weather and commodity trends
‚ÄúCSP is a continuous sign-up program, meaning producers can apply to enroll at any time of the year. However, there is but one cut-off date at which point NRCS will rank all proposals on hand, based on environmental benefits, and determine which will be awarded contracts for that year,‚ÄĚ
There‚Äôs industry buzz about U.S. farmers growing average 300-bushel-per-acre corn yields by 2030. If the yield-plant population relationship continues as it has the past 80 years, though, average seeding rates need to be around 50,000 plants per acre (ppa). Few hybrids can now endure these rates in tight 30-inch rows.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve seen a decrease in the number of deer-damage complaints that are out there, but it still remains a significant problem in several pockets of the state,‚ÄĚ said Brandon Kern, lobbyist for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
After more than 20 years in Ohio, ConAgra Foods will move the second of its two popcorn manufacturing facilities out of the state by June. ConAgra‚Äôs Marion, Ohio, plant closed in October 2014. Its Morral, Ohio, facility is set to close in June.
At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as John Deere tractors. The Colorado Farm Show earlier this year included an informational session, telling farmers both the technical and legal challenges ahead.
About a dozen wind farm projects that have been certified by the state are essentially on hold now and may never get off the ground after Ohio put in a two-year delay on its renewable energy targets last summer.
Too often, when first responders arrive on the scene of a farm-related emergency, they don‚Äôt have the proper knowledge, training, personnel or equipment to manage the situation.
Generally, a taxpayer that buys business or income-producing property (not held for sale) with a useful life of more than one year cannot deduct its full cost as an expense for that year. However, the Internal Revenue Code (Code) allows an annual deduction of a portion of the cost of the property
Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts shared the stage but not equal billing at the Kansas Commodity Classic Feb. 6 in Manhattan, Kansas.
Fred Abels has seen the effect of climate change on his Holland farm and he's changed his farming practices to adapt.
apples grown in our soils and shaped by our weather happen to taste better. If we could buy organic versions more easily, we could also support our local farm economy.
Auburn, Ill., farmer Tim Seifert has a question for consumers. ‚ÄúWhere did we go wrong?‚ÄĚ With so many people bent on bashing modern food production, Seifert wants to understand how agriculture lost consumers‚Äô trust. It‚Äôs a valid question.
NASDA members also passed policy amendments on national commodity check off programs and agriculture mediation programs, additionally they passed action items on rail transportation, invasive species, trade with Cuba, national labeling of food derived from genetic engineering, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), and agriculture in the classroom.
Although the laws haven‚Äôt changed that much, Curtis says a reminder every now and then can keep farmers safe and free of fines. Such fines can be divvied out due to being overweight, so Curtis discussed the three weight limits in Ohio important to farmers.
The Senate bill prohibits the spreading of manure on northwestern Ohio fields that are frozen or saturated with water, or if the weather forecast says the chance of 1 inch of rain over the next 12 hours is greater than 50 percent. Some argue that the forecast protection covers only manure, not fertilizer as was originally proposed.
Companies including Monsanto Co. and Deere & Co. are investing more in cybersecurity as the farming business grows more datacentric, with satellite-steered tractors and algorithm-driven planting services expanding across the U.S. Farm Belt, executives said at an industry event Thursday.
the advantages of this ‚Äėfarm-to-table‚Äô dining trend have not been completely realized across the entire food chain. It‚Äôs nice to think that by supporting restaurants where local ingredients are on the menu, we‚Äôve helped local farmers. But can we do more?
To be a woman in agriculture is to face a unique set of challenges. And because I know all too well the trials that women can face as they look to take on leadership roles, I made it a goal as USDA‚Äôs Deputy Secretary to start a community for women leaders in agriculture.
the "moment is ripe to create a trade super highway between the EU and the U.S." but there's no denying there's several roadblocks and detours that lie ahead.
The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050. One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more ‚Äúintelligent‚ÄĚ
The bill‚Äôs main focus is on preventing the winter application of manure and fertilizer to frozen and snow covered ground in the Western Lake Erie Basin, although the bill also restricts dredging and requires new testing at water treatment plants.
There is a popular proverb that goes ‚ÄúWhen life gives you lemons, make lemonade.‚ÄĚ Several years ago, a couple said they took this phrase to heart, creating a business out of a solution they used to compensate for an impossible outdoor growing season.
Some grain farmers already see the burden as too big. They are taking an extreme step, one not widely seen since the 1980s: breaching lease contracts, reducing how much land they will sow this spring and risking years-long legal battles with landlords.