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House Committee on the Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on Tuesday released his answer to the President's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, cutting an additional $23 billion from crop insurance on top of cuts outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.
The EPA has just released a new definition of "Waters of the United States." Critics are calling this the biggest government land grab ever. This EPA proposal, if promulgated, will give it zoning authority over land use.
This is the second such deal in two months for Cofco, which is going increasingly global in its quest to meet Chinaâ€™s demands for food security amid a shortage of arable land at home.
In addition to many career opportunities in the field, agriculture classes allow students to practice real applications of math, science and English concepts, and is among the reasons why high schools are embracing agriculture education, says Jay Jackman, executive director of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
Research in 2013 demonstrated that fluorescence from plants could be teased out of data from existing satellites, which were designed and built for other purposes
â€śThe Farm Bureau believes that by empowering the next generation of agriculturalists we are insuring a more prosperous future,â€ť explains Jill Smith, organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau serving Shelby County. â€śWhether that is through leadership development or through ag skills, FFA helps young people move forward, which is why our organization is such a supporter of what they do.â€ť
Vilsack also said that the industry is growing at a record pace as more than 25,000 certified organic operations in 120 countries registered with USDAâ€™s Agricultural Marketing Service.
The western corn rootworm, a Farm Belt scourge, is gaining further ground against genetically modified crops designed to kill it, marking a setback for biotech seed makers.
"The debate on GMOs is over," Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of the late wheat scientist Norman Borlaug, told an audience of agricultural media and industry members. Although the scientific community has repeatedly demonstrated the safety and value of biotech crops, she said, "advocates of biotech need to do a better job of explaining to the public why biotech is vital to our future."
The farm is reserved for inmates who meet the correctional systemâ€™s lowest security score â€” known as â€śsecurity level 1â€ť or â€śminimum security.â€ť The most common offenses are related to alcohol and narcotics.
A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia allows the government to move forward with Country of Origin Labeling (COOL).
The controversial COOL has been hotly debated for years between those in agriculture interested in providing consumers with more information aand many in the meat industry concerned about the cost, logistics
April has only begun, but bulls are already talking up wet. cold conditions that keep tractors out of the field in many areas this week. A variety of weather, from snow to rain to even warmer temperatures has farmers and traders wondering when planting will begin in earnest, helping give futures a boost after Tuesdayâ€™s sharp downturn.
After reviewing EPAâ€™s waters of the U.S. proposed rule, Farm Bureau thinks EPA is trying to extend Congressâ€™ definition of navigable waters to include land that is only rarely wet - such as ditches and so-called â€śephemeral streamsâ€ť that only carry water when it rains.
While each of the six were passionate about their little corner of the industry and held deeply-rooted opinions (that they were willing to share) about the production practices they choose, all six repeatedly reiterated that the diversity in agriculture today ultimately benefits the consumer.
Since small farmers compete with large grocery chains, branding and marketing their farm and maintaining relationships with customers is an important part of business,
U.S. consumers are paying more for several food items at their local grocery store, including many of their favorite breakfast staples such as bacon, eggs and bread, the countryâ€™s largest farm group said Thursday
Like everything else falling under the precision agriculture umbrella, FieldScripts aims to help farmers squeeze as much production as possible from every inch of their soil.
Farming is a growth industry in the state. Ohio cracked the top 10 in 2012 to rank seventh in the nation in the number of farms â€“ 75,462. That number far exceeds the pace of U.S. farm growth, which dropped 4.3 percent in five years. Though the U.S. lost 7.5 million acres since the 2007 census, Ohio has added 4,000 acres of farms in five years
In the film, Moll goes behind-the-scenes and follows six young American farmers and ranchers whose passion for their jobs is extremely inspirational. In doing so, Farmland takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers who are in their 20s, all of whom are responsible for running their farming businesses.
The EPA's new proposed rule for defining "waters of the U.S." does not mean the agency is regulating common farm practices, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said at the annual meeting of North American Agricultural Journalists in Washington, DC, Monday.
Members buy a share in the farm, supporting the farmers, and in return receive a portion of the fresh produce that is grown; weekly boxes contain whatever is at its peak, ripe, and in season when harvested
the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Referendum, seeking to increase the stateâ€™s corn checkoff from half a cent ($.005) to three-quarters of a cent ($.0075) per bushel, passed with a majority of favorable votes by Ohioâ€™s corn growers.
â€śNew herds are being infected daily throughout the country, so itâ€™s likely we will see infections in populations not previously exposed to the virus the rest of this year,â€ť said Steve Moeller, an Ohio State University Extension swine specialist.
Your irrevocable 2014 farm bill decisions are getting complicated by this springâ€™s surprise price rally. While it was widely assumed commodity prices were headed for a multi-year crash when the farm bill was being drafted, few experts considered what your best risk management options would be if markets stay near levels achieved over the last two months.
Entering its seventh year overall, Farm to You is starting a pilot program at YSU. The program is essentially a way to provide local fresh grown produce from farmers within a 30-mile radius of Youngstown and Warren