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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.
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.
Many traders were concerned that the early rallies were just short covering and that when the funds were done buying their short positions back the market would return to test lows in the market. Why were they concerned by this?
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.
The Ohio antlerless deer permits may not be the bargain they have been in recent years. In fact, they are completely worthless in more than a few counties.
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.
The first case of chronic wasting disease in Ohio was confirmed Thursday from a single buck on a deer farm in Holmes County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
â€śIf we experience a frost or freeze in November or December with late-planted wheat, the crops could see some problems,â€ť she said. â€śBut if the weather holds in November and December, the wheat should be fine.
The Ohio Farm Bureau announced this week it plans to ramp up its annual examination of the Current Agricultural Use Value tax formula after many farmers expressed outrage about large tax bills.
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.
TMK Bakersville, which has owned its own drone for about a year, is at the forefront of drone use in the area. Agronomists, or plant and soil scientists who study how to improve growing crops, at the County Road 97 site near Newcomerstown have been using a drone for field scouting for no charge at farms in Coshocton, Muskingum and Tuscarawas counties.
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
â€śThe worst place in the world to sign anything is on the hood of your pickup truck,â€ť said Arnold.
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 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 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.
No till farming shows promise in dry regions but causes lower yields in cold, moist areas
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last â€” at least in the United States.
While it is unlikely that legislative change will take place prior to property tax bills coming due in January, efforts to re-examine the CAUV formula have ramped up at the state level, according to Amy Milam, director of legal education at the Ohio Farm Bureau
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.
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 Ohio State Fair Beef Department has adopted new protocols for identifying market beef animals beginning with the 2015 Fair, July 29 through Aug. 9.
The bottom line is that Ohio landowners should prepare for pipeline construction, and that means being aware of what pipelines are being considered.
â€śAs oil prices pull down it does have a tendency to put downside pressure of all energy inputs,â€ť said Bob Young, senior economist with The American Farm Bureau Federation. â€śWhether that be for the direct purchase of energy to run the tractor, to heat the barns or the house and even fertilizer prices will be affected if prices stay this low or lower for the next several months.â€ť
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.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress will stay at the state fairgrounds for the next decade, state Agriculture Director David Daniels said.
About 4 billion bushels of soybeans and 14.5 billion bushels of corn are expected as harvest winds up this fall, made possible by producers planting more corn and soybean acres and near-perfect weather in the Corn Belt.
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.
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.
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.
â€śIn the past, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan beans have been incredibly popular with the Japanese market. We have better protein content,â€ť said Larry Holloway, general manager of the DeLong operations in Kirby, about 6 miles west of Upper Sandusky.
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
USDA is announcing several of the steps it is taking to help farmers manage their herbicide resistant weed problems in a more holistic and sustainable way:
â€śWeed control in major crops is almost entirely accomplished with herbicides today,â€ť said Vilsack. â€śUSDA, working in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, must continue to identify ways to encourage producers to adopt diverse tactics for weed management in addition to herbicide control. The actions we are taking today are part of this effort.
U.S. growers will seed the most winter wheat since 2007, according to a Bloomberg survey of 12 analysts.
Iowa, the quintessence of heartland America, is undergoing an economic transformation that is challenging its rural character â€” and, inevitably, its political order.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly one million women are working Americaâ€™s lands. Thatâ€™s nearly a third of our nationâ€™s farmers. These women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.
The Ebola crisis is the hot topic at this yearâ€™s World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. And while many African leaders attended this yearâ€™s symposium, being held in downtown Des Moines, Sierra Leoneâ€™s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, chose to remain in his country to help oversee relief efforts. But Thursday morning, President Koroma addressed a large crowd over webcam.