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â€śThe 2014 Farm Science Review was bigger and better than ever,â€ť said Chuck Gamble, Review manager. â€śWeâ€™ve had a lot of positive feedback from both exhibitors and attendees about their show experience, and weâ€™re very pleased with our attendance numbers this week.â€ť
Star of the West Milling Company, of Frankenmuth, Mich., is set to build a mill in Willard, in southern Huron County, that will have the ability to produce one million pounds of flour a day.
I'm very positive about this industry despite the challenges, despite the issues,â€ť Vilsack said at a conference sponsored by Growth Energy, an ethanol trade group. â€śI want you to know that I'm committed, that the administration is committed. You cannot let one decision . . . slow the process downâ€ť
Author Tamar Haspel will be our guest on Town Hall Ohio Sep. 20 & 21.
Even with the expected slowdown in asset growth, the sector's financial position remains strong due to the historically low level of debt relative to assets and equity.
The group Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules.
â€śThe agenciesâ€™ attempt to expand their jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act will have serious consequences for the nationâ€™s economy, threaten jobs and restrict landowners to make decisions about their property,â€ť said Gibbs, R-Lakeville, a co-sponsor and chairman of the subcommittee that held hearings on the bill.
the country is seeing "growing numbers of very small and very large farms and declining numbers of mid-sized farms."
â€śWhile there are differences in how cows are treated on organic farms, health outcomes are similar to conventional dairies,â€ť said Mike Gamroth, co-author of the study and professor emeritus in OSUâ€™s College of Agricultural Sciences.
The moderator of the panel discussion, KQED Radio reporter/anchor Rachael Myrow, described the agriculture beat as "the intersection between fashion, health and politics."
During the Vice Presidentâ€™s lunch at the Farm Science Review on Tuesday, September 16, Dean Bruce McPheron described the Field to Faucet initiative as an end-to-end solution.
â€śSome of the things will be short term wins, some of them we know will be longer term wins,â€ť said McPheron. â€śBut we have to be working on them today.â€ť
WAUSEON, Ohio â€” The rules are changing on how Ohioâ€™s farmers can apply fertilizer to their fields â€” and many farmers are OK with that.
The Ohio Farmers Union will bring together scientists and agricultural experts in late September in a forum on seeking solutions for the annual algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie. OFU President Joe Logan said itâ€™s important for farmers to acknowledge their part in Lake Erieâ€™s woes.
Henry County grain farmer Todd Hesterman is one of several who have opened their farms to on-farm research. At the end of one of his soybean fields are two water monitoring stations that measure tile flow, and automatically collect samples for nutrient analysis.
Kok said the focus should be â€śqualityâ€ť no-till, which means using cover crops, buffer strips, crop rotation and paying attention to detail.
Farmers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who suffered losses as a result of freezing weather between Jan. 1 and April 17 are eligible for help from the federal government.
This yearâ€™s winners, representing the five soil and water conservation districts in the state, were Gerald and Cheryl Whipple of Ottawa County; Steve and Beth Fulton of Medina County; Casey Clemens of Morgan County; Bruce and Carol Goodwin of Warren County; and Karl and Kevin Elder of Fairfield County.
OHIO â€” After requesting $18 million from the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, Ohio landowners and farmland protection organizations received $8.3 million in funding.
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
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.
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?
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.
â€śThe Humane Society of the United States is not trying to eliminate animal agriculture,â€ť Maxwell says. â€śIt does believe there are certain corporate industrialized ag policies and practices that are just inhumane.â€ť
OFBF's Dr. Larry Antosch on PBS NEWSHOUR
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.