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Some think the bill establishing the program does not go far enough to deal with the thick algae problems in Lake Erie, Grand Lake St. Marys, Buckeye Lake and elsewhere. But supporters call it a good first step toward reducing the phosphorus runoff from farms, a leading cause of the algae blooms
â€śWeâ€™re looking at seven to ten days of good, sunny, windy dry weather to dry out enough to work,â€ť Gabbard says.
The U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s April 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates continued a series of recent reports that have offered corn and soybean producers a more optimistic grain-price outlook than what was expected for most of the winter,
The push by the country's largest grocer shows that organics is not just a passing fancy for the rich, say experts, who predict that mainstream demand will induce the largest farm state in the nation to rev up its organic production.
the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Referendum, seeking to increase the stateâ€™s corn checkoff from half a cent ($.005) to three-quarters of a cent ($.0075) per bushel, passed with a majority of favorable votes by Ohioâ€™s corn growers.
â€śWe are not realizing our fullest potential in American agriculture because there is not the certainty of workforce that a lot of producers need,â€ť he said. â€śIt's an unfortunate and tragic circumstance. Itâ€™s costing jobs; it's costing income; and itâ€™s really the kind of situation that's totally preventable.â€ť
Farm Bureau members Don and Marcie Williams explain the spring waiting game.
Through the Market Access Program (MAP), FAS partners with U.S. agricultural trade associations, cooperatives, state regional trade groups and small businesses to share the costs of overseas marketing and promotional activities that help build commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products and commodities.
he U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today announced it will publish the 2012 Census of Agriculture full report on May 2, at Noon ET. The complete data series will be available in multiple formats, including Quick Stats 2.0 â€“ an online database to retrieve customized tables with Census data at the national, state and county levels.
U.S. consumers are paying more for several food items at their local grocery store, including many of their favorite breakfast staples such as bacon, eggs and bread, the countryâ€™s largest farm group said Thursday
While debt use and leverage varies widely, most farm businesses are better prepared to handle unexpected changes in farm income or interest rates than they were in the 1990s â€“ hopefully poised to avoid any similar situations to the 1980s farm economy fallout.
The film, which hits selected theatres May 1, focuses on the lives of young farmers in six different food production areas. It is billed as a glimpse into the farmers' "high-risk, high-reward" jobs.
Slowly but surely, seafood that's grown in aquaculture is taking over the seafood section at your supermarket, and the vast majority is imported.
â€śNew herds are being infected daily throughout the country, so itâ€™s likely we will see infections in populations not previously exposed to the virus the rest of this year,â€ť said Steve Moeller, an Ohio State University Extension swine specialist.
Soybean producers who are interested in having a referendum to determine whether to continue the Soybean Checkoff Program are invited to participate. To be eligible to participate, producers must certify and provide documentation that shows that they produced soybeans and paid an assessment on the soybeans during the period of Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2013.
More than a hundred farmers showed up at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center , for the Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference. The event offered small farm owners a number of educational programs and included nearly 30 different workshops.
RMA made changes to provide more flexibility for cover crop management due to changing weather conditions and changes in cover crop practices for the 2014 crop year.
The Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program, funded through the 2008 farm bill, allows small and very small processors the option to ship their products across state lines for the first time.
A record number of kids are donning the blue corduroy jacket of FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America. The jacket is an icon of rural life â€” the organization is sort of like Boy Scouts for farming, and it dates back to the 1920s.
Barker and Duncan, along with beekeepers everywhere, have strong opinions about what could be causing so many honeybees to die off every year.
Like everything else falling under the precision agriculture umbrella, FieldScripts aims to help farmers squeeze as much production as possible from every inch of their soil.
The younger Rhoades was recognized by the Ohio Soybean Association in March when he was named a winner of the 2014 Beckâ€™s Young Farm Leader program. As a recipient, he could potentially win an expense-paid trip to the Commodity Classic, which will be held in Phoenix.
He estimated that â€śat least halfâ€ť of his 2014 grape crop on 19 acres at the two locations has been destroyed, and that will heavily impact wine production in 2015 and 2016.
It has been nearly 20 years since I left Mexico and came to Florida â€” two decades of hard work without getting ahead that much. Thatâ€™s 20 years in orchards and vegetable fields here, or picking cucumbers in Ohio
Weâ€™re telling farmers to enact strict biosecurity measures on their farms to keep their herds safe,â€ť Ms. Hawkins said. â€śSince there isnâ€™t a treatment, there isnâ€™t a cure, if that strain hits the baby barn, theyâ€™re pretty much wiped out. Weâ€™ve seen 90 to 100 percent mortality rates for pigs under 10 days old,â€ť she said.