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- How large of an increase have you seen in your farmland property value this year
- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
- Bill addresses concerns about state’s agritourism activities
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Some local farmers are concerned that a tax assessment formula that has been friendly to farmers for decades may lead to an increase in property taxes in the next few years â€” maybe even resulting in taxes more than doubling for some people.
Agricultural data are valuable for analysis, and thanks to the Census of Agriculture and other surveys, NASS has plenty of data available. As a cartographer, however, I obviously prefer to present the data in map form. A map gives anyone a chance to visualize data for multiple geographic areas as a cohesive image, providing a graphic overview of the agricultural phenomena
A new book, Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach, takes a look at the origins, validity, consequences, and potential resolution of the different and often opposing stances taken by groups involved in the food business.
A trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and European Union could benefit U.S. farmers and ranchers in a major way, according to the U.S. Trade Representative's office. U.S. farm groups have varying takes on the agreement, which is targeted for completion next year.
Farm succession does not happen overnight, warns Kirkpatrick. Itâ€™s complicated and has many facets, including transfer of labor, management, skills, assets, debts and income.
â€śThe worst place in the world to sign anything is on the hood of your pickup truck,â€ť said Arnold.
The U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) now offers the Ag Census Web Maps application, a dynamic online tool that gives users rapid access to Census of Agriculture maps and data about crops and plants, livestock and animals, economics, farms and operators in more than 3,000 counties across the U.S.
The Ohio State Fair Beef Department has adopted new protocols for identifying market beef animals beginning with the 2015 Fair, July 29 through Aug. 9.
U.S. growers will seed the most winter wheat since 2007, according to a Bloomberg survey of 12 analysts.
â€śFinding the Money to Grow Your Businessâ€ť will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will focus on how to define your business and revenue model and how to raise capital.
a new guide developed by agronomists from Ohio State Universityâ€™s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is available to help growers check their cropsâ€™ development. The 2014 Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide is now available for $12.50 and can be purchased through the Ohio State University Extension eStore or ordered from OSU Extension county offices.
The positive sample was taken from a single buck on a hunting preserve in Millersburg and tested as part of Ohioâ€™s CWD monitoring program for captive white-tailed deer operations.
site-specific variables on a farmerâ€™s field such as planting population, the type of seed hybrid planted, soil topography and fertilizer usage, on top of old metrics, provide better indicators to develop a â€śprescriptionâ€ť for farmers to use on their individual crop ground to determine what to grow, how to grow it and when to harvest.
Smith and 10 other Land Grant ag economists â€” most of who are AAEA â€śDistinguished Fellowsâ€ť â€” take a hard, unobstructed look at the $100-billion-per-year 2014 law and come away deeply unimpressed.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 organizations in Ohio and 26 other states for grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic development activity in rural areas. The announcement culminates a week in which the department has been highlighting products that are Made In Rural America.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress will stay at the state fairgrounds for the next decade, state Agriculture Director David Daniels said.
Ohio Stateâ€™s Office of International Programs in Agriculture, working in cooperation with Chinaâ€™s Ministry of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s Foreign Agricultural Service, welcomed six visitors to Ohio State as part of the U.S. governmentâ€™s U.S.-China Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program.
There is still much to learn about the evolution and management of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). For now, though, one of the best on farm approaches for addressing this potentially costly problem is to sample fields.
DES MOINES, Iowa â€” After 18 months of industry collaboration, the National Pork Board announces that a new common swine industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors is now certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) and is available to the public.
BARNESVILLE â€” Dickinson Cattle Company of Barnesville won 13 World and Expo Horn Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Okla., ending with the fiercest of competition on Oct. 18. The final measuring was in the Cox Convention Center in downtown OKC. These are the worldâ€™s two largest cattle competitions.
The last tobacco subsidy payments go to tobacco farmers at the end of this month. The government program was intended to help growers transition out of a Depression-era tobacco price-fixing system.
PAULDING â€” Northwest Ohio may not have seen the end of new wind farms in the area. The Times Bulletin has learned that the Northwest Ohio Wind Project in Blue Creek and Latty townships of Paulding County has changed hands
ALLIANCE â€” Expertly climbing from the cab of a John Deere silage chopper, 2-year-old Linden Fannin was all business at the Columbiana and Stark County Farm Bureausâ€™ first Farm Frenzy event Oct. 18, held at the Mile Branch Grange in Alliance.
The first case of chronic wasting disease in Ohio was confirmed Thursday from a single buck on a deer farm in Holmes County.
even though it may look pretty good initially, the grass really may not be so green outside of CAUV. And, if we fail to tread lightly in this political quest for greener grasses, we may just find that the fence is stronger and we canâ€™t get back in to where the grass was pretty green in the first place.