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The opening of the Project Liberty ethanol plant in northern Iowa last week kicks off an effort to have commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol.
"We are seeing a small amount that being one to one and a half pounds per acre of material coming off. It's because we have 4.3 million acres of agriculture production that that adds up to some significant amounts that we need to work on," says Greg LaFarge
â€śI think we are in the era of $3.50-$4 corn and $9.50-$10 soybeans,â€ť Roberts said.
That broad application of an ag-based education is a growing trend, according to Jill Tyson, coordinator of prospective student services at OSUâ€™s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
At a luncheon this week during the Ohio State University Farm Science Review, an annual agriculture trade show held near London, McPheron outlined work thatâ€™s already begun to address the root causes of the pollution.
Farmers, it turns out, need a surer assessment of the height and the health of their crops. Unseen pests and weeds can hobble those racing rows of corn. It's not easy to inspect hundreds of acres of soybeans near the full bloom of harvest.
Chipotle (CMG) has never wanted to be a traditional fast-food restaurant. It's wanted to be viewed as better -- in terms of quality, ingredients, taste, supplier practices and just about everything else.
They plan to lease the Levi Hartong farmstead at the southern tip of the park, near Mount Pleasant Road, to anyone interested in turning it into a working farm again.
â€śWeâ€™re looking for some very creative folks,â€ť said Valerie Wolford, the cityâ€™s communications coordinator.
The Hartong Farm is the only site in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
SALEM, Ohio â€” If youâ€™re paying someone else to plant or harvest your crop â€” known as custom work â€” youâ€™ll probably pay a little more this year than usual. Rates are up for everything from planting to harvesting, according to a survey conducted by Ohio State University, with results released in July.
Visitors come out to look for the "perfect" pumpkin from the farm's 15-acre pumpkin patch or find their way through the eight-acre corn maze. The farm also offers tractor rides, a petting zoo and other fruits of the Schappacher family's labors.
More than four years ago, environmental groups asked a federal court to order the Environmental Protection Agency to decide whether to ban a widely used pesticide that scientists have linked to illnesses in children. They settled the case in November 2011 after the EPA said it would make a decision within a year. On Wednesday, the same organizations filed a lawsuit, asking for a firm deadline.
â€śAgriculture is for everyone, but many people donâ€™t realize just how important women are to an operationâ€™s success,â€ť she said. â€śTheyâ€™re the wife, the finance person, the mother, the go-fer, the shuttle-bus driver. â€śTheyâ€™re also often the owner-operator, and have been the largest growing segment of the food/ag business sector.that.â€ť
Daniel Dayton and Erika Gutierrez of Old Milburnie Farm near Knightdale helped lead one of the forums on small farms building relationships with restaurants and farmers markets.
â€śThis is an opportunity for producers to think strategically about the farm, its cash flow, its exposure to risk, and the means available to manage the risk,â€ť he said. â€śThe confluence of a lower price environment and the farm program decision provides a meaningful opportunity to consider your objectives for the farm.â€ť
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who put the House Agriculture Committee through legislative hell over a two-year period, lost his primary in June and is gone from Congress.
Some of the state farm bureaus have also given less weight to views on the farm bill in their midterm endorsements because the current legislation will last until 2019. The Iowa Farm Bureau's questionnaire for statewide candidates this year didn't include a single question about the farm bill because it had already passed, said Bell.
Information on new agricultural technologies and innovation awaits farmers who plan to attend this yearâ€™s Farm Science Review Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
With farmers, the cover-crop and fertilizer school pushes are seen as just a start. A bill enacted by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Gov. John Kasich in June mandated training classes for many farmers and the establishment of a certification in fertilizer application.
â€śI think you can ban the use of certain fertilizers, coming up with segregation systems where fertilizers are used is a possibility, too. You have to go where the science leads you,â€ť Mr. FitzGerald said.
OFBF's Dr. Larry Antosch on PBS NEWSHOUR
The farm still offers apple tours, but it has expanded its educational offerings to the point where 15,000 youngsters annually participate in four different tours.
The whole point of measuring data is to get information that helps you make better decisions â€“ so you can change what you're doing to get a different result. But if you aren't making changes based on what you discover from your data, why are you taking measurements in the first place?
hey simulated the impact of climate change on agricultural production over the course of the 21st century and found that two-thirds of all land potentially suitable for agricultural use is already under cultivation.
Ohio AgrAbility conducts on-site assessments for the worker to determine how he or she performs their job and helps find solutions that will meet their needs. Often those solutions involve some form of assistive technology
OHIO â€” After requesting $18 million from the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, Ohio landowners and farmland protection organizations received $8.3 million in funding.