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President Barack Obama signed fast track trade legislation Monday that most farm groups hope will lead to lower tariffs on U.S. ag exports to Pacific Rim nations and Europe.
Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that a West Lafayette veteran violated village law by owning ducks he deemed therapeutic.
With avian influenza taking a terrible toll on egg laying operations to the west, Ohio has moved to the top of the list of egg production by state.
Northwest Ohio experienced a downpour over the weekend that capped off an especially rainy June and area farmers are feeling the impact.
Farmers in the western Lake Erie basin can start submitting applications July 1 for $17.5 million in federal money to pay for cover crops, drainage strategies, and other measures aimed at keeping algae-feeding pollutants out of the lake.
Corn is not only the largest single crop grown today, but was one of the first grown by the settlers in the early 19th century. Then, corn was primarily used as either food or livestock feed. Today, about one fourth of the field corn grown in Fairfield County is consumed as livestock feed.
Continuing rain that kept growers from replanting fields washed out by prior rains also has caused concern that there won't be time to replant.
Greg Peterson, a Saline County, Kan., farmer, is part of the YouTube sensation known as the Peterson Farm Brothers, along with his brothers, Nathan and Kendal.
Call it farm-vertising. These ads promise to demonstrate that fast food isn’t the product of a global industrial complex shipping food in to a central processing kitchen and then trucking products out to the McDonald’s on the corner. They would have use believe that it’s our friendly neighborhood grocer buying from local backyards who is responsible for our Big Macs.
“People are sharing what they know so that that information can be taken and be used elsewhere and promote any successful farming practices,” she said.
United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties and the Clark County Farm Bureau hosted 167 second- and third-graders from the Springfield City School District at the event, which started four years ago.
"Trade agreements are a driving force behind expanded U.S. exports, which means U.S. companies can provide more, better paying jobs. Last year, American agricultural exports grew to a record $152.5 billion, and the past six years represent the strongest in history for U.S. agricultural trade. Still, ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside of our borders.
Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that a current ban on dairy products, meat, seafood, vegetables and fruit from the U.S., European Union, Australia, Canada, and Norway will remain in effect until June 24, 2016
Singh became recognized for a body of research in areas such as energy conservation, freezing preservation, postharvest technology and mass transfer in food processing. His research on airflow in complex systems helped design innovative systems for the rapid cooling of strawberries
God bless the ladies who play such an important role on farms and ranches across the country, raising families, food, fiber and energy.
Rob Leeds, of OSU Extension in Delaware County, said the customer in front of you is the most important person at that time — not the one on the phone or the others in the crowd.
If you happened to drive by Zane Trace High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, during May, you might have seen members of the ZT FFA chapter busy constructing raised beds, transplanting seedlings, carting topsoil or building chicken coops.
On Monday, the government’s Crop Condition Report rated the U.S. soybean good/excellent rating dropped from 67% a week ago to 65%. The USDA pegged the crop as 90% planted vs. a 95% five-year average. Also, 84% of the U.S. soybean crop has emerged vs. an 87% five-year average. For corn, the U.S. crop rating fell to 71% good/excellent from 74% a year ago.
Katie Hagemann, Tevis Mott, Elizabeth Babcock and Travis Meyers say more agriculture teachers are needed to replace those retiring or leaving the profession. They themselves began teaching within the past few years after earning degrees in agriculture education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
The Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority, also known as fast track legislation, Wednesday by a vote of 60-38, sending the bill to President Barack Obama for his expected signature. The bipartisan bill that still was opposed by most Democrats will allow the Obama administration to wrap up negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
A commitment to family and agriculture chronicle the rich 190-year history of the Good-Woodruff Farm of Champaign County that started with a unique tale of love and perseverance
Highland County farmer Nathan Brown has been selected as one of just 10 farmers in the United States to travel to St. Louis, China and Vietnam in order to learn more about the soy checkoff program and see where their soybeans go in other nations.
Old beans have rallied almost 70 cents since the recent low at 9.20-1/2 on May 26. The new crop bounce is even more dramatic, taking only a week to gain almost 65 cents. The high Monday was $9.60. July corn futures gained almost 14 cents in a week, adding to the high this morning
In my assessment, the period from 2007 to 2012 was an economic aberration and the periods prior and post 2007 to 2012 may be more the normal standard
By the smallest margin possible, the Senate Tuesday approved one more step toward giving President Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or fast track, that could speed up negotiations for a 12-nation trade deal later this year.