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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 joint effort between Farm Bureau and Feeding America, the nation‚Äôs largest hunger relief organization, is a national community action program through which farmers and ranchers can help ensure every American enjoys the bounty of food they produce.
Just like agriculture, Budweiser has been fighting claims that they produce their product based on quantity, not quality and they are too big to do things for the right reasons
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 most comprehensive answer may be, as Vilsack said in an interview, "Science, like everything else, evolves."
Bigger droughts, more frequent flooding, more devastating storms ‚ÄĒ these are some of the effects that climate change is already having on our planet. And farmers, many of them small, family growers in developing countries, are on the front lines
Last week's USDA Ag Outlook Forum painted a picture of a corn market that could remain in the $3.50- to $4-per-bushel range for a while. Years, even. That sort of price range doesn't bode particularly well for sustained strength in farmland rents, with farmers feeling the squeeze created by the divergence of falling grain prices and land prices that have yet to fall too much.
What‚Äôs most important when planning for a transition of ownership is having a family meeting, said Don Schreiber, director of the Advanced Consulting Group at Nationwide Financial.
Since 2002, new volunteers in OSU Extension youth programs ‚ÄĒ including roughly 20,000 4-H advisers and Master Gardener volunteers across the state ‚ÄĒ have been required to have an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Activity fingerprint and background check. The new policy now requires all students, staff and volunteers working in these programs to be fingerprinted every four years.
Everything goes back to the golden rule, "Treat others how you would like to be treated," he says. Are you doing your best to act on it? Here are some ways to evaluate and improve business relationships:
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?
The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) is sponsoring a statewide essay contest for third-grade students, with an all-expenses-paid field trip to an Ohio livestock farm awarded to the winning essay writers‚Äô entire class. The essay contest is part of OLC‚Äôs For Your InFARMation program,
Shortages of farm labor will likely persist in the long term regardless of possible changes to immigration law, according to an agricultural economist.
farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety-net decisions, said a farm policy expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The conference focused on ways to grow area farms through access and know-how for grant and loan applications, by extending the growing season, and the all important tool, marketing.
According to surveys, about half of all farmworkers in the country lack legitimate documents and live in what's often described as a "shadow world," without legal rights. The farmers who employ those workers, meanwhile, are deeply ambivalent about this situation.
According to the data and Secretary Vilsack, ‚ÄúMore than one million people go to work every day thanks to exports of American-grown products.‚ÄĚ
"Record production has meant that stock levels are higher and prices are lower, but producers will benefit from record asset levels and from new farm programs intended to cushion declines in farm revenues," Johansson said.
It was OSU Extension grain and market expert Matt Roberts who pointed out what perhaps many Ohio farmers already realize - what happens in the world affects Ohio farmers, prices and profits.
The letter noted that the bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill was estimated to contribute $23 billion to deficit reduction over 10 years, when including sequestration.
"Everything is negotiable," and a company's first offer is never its best, said Dale Arnold, director of energy, utility and local government policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding is available for farmers in Ohio‚Äôs portion of the Great Lakes watershed to apply conservation practices that improve water and soil quality or provide wildlife habitat.
The blistering cold temperatures that have settled over central Ohio are preventing sap from flowing up and out of their maple trees, putting a damper on the early end of the syrup production season.
Production diversity‚ÄĒ‚ÄúWe think we‚Äôll see more production diversity in agriculture.‚ÄĚ
Consolidation and rationalization in production‚ÄĒIt‚Äôs a controversial topic, Nicholson says, but the trend is that operations are going to continue to get bigger.
The report shows that U.S. corn farmers surpassed many records in 2014, growing the largest crop on record, at 14.2 billion bushels, with a record national average yield of 171.0 bushels per acre.