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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.
â€śAbandoned warehouses and industrial areas can be great locations for them,â€ť said Nicola Kerslake, an organizer for an upcoming national indoor agriculture conference. Kerslake says the urban indoor farming sector is growing by 15-20 percent a year.
â€śThe legislationâ€™s reasonable approach shows that a clean environment and profitable farming can go hand in hand,â€ť said John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau.
In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for 39 percent of all the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, according to a report that United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization released Friday. That's more than synthetic fertilizer or deforestation. Methane from livestock rose 11 percent between 2001 and 2011.
The extent of the crop damage in the Midwest isn't yet known, said Annemarie Kuhns, an agricultural economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Already, the USDA projects the cost of fresh fruit will rise 2.5% to 3.5% nationwide this year.
USDA Crop Progress Report released Tuesday shows that the 2014 winter wheat crop is hurting, with 29% of the crop is rated very poor to poor. The Farm Futures wheat condition crop rating shows that the crop has slipped considerably, approaching the condition of the 2013 crop.
I want you to go to the movies and take a nonfarm friend or relative. On second thought, make that a carload of nonfarm friends. Buy their tickets, their popcorn and their overpriced fountain drinks. It will be the best investment you will make this year. Trust me.
Farming is a growth industry in the state. Ohio cracked the top 10 in 2012 to rank seventh in the nation in the number of farms â€“ 75,462. That number far exceeds the pace of U.S. farm growth, which dropped 4.3 percent in five years. Though the U.S. lost 7.5 million acres since the 2007 census, Ohio has added 4,000 acres of farms in five years
Entering its seventh year overall, Farm to You is starting a pilot program at YSU. The program is essentially a way to provide local fresh grown produce from farmers within a 30-mile radius of Youngstown and Warren
As has been the trend in recent years, average 2014 custom rates for farm work are likely to show a small increase, compared to 2013 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2014 are listed at 4-7% above the rates for similar operations in 2013, with an average increase of about 5%.
Your irrevocable 2014 farm bill decisions are getting complicated by this springâ€™s surprise price rally. While it was widely assumed commodity prices were headed for a multi-year crash when the farm bill was being drafted, few experts considered what your best risk management options would be if markets stay near levels achieved over the last two months.
Ukraine is the worldâ€™s third-largest corn exporter and sixth-largest wheat exporter. Russia is the worldâ€™s fifth-biggest wheat exporter â€“ and a large buyer of U.S. corn and poultry products
The EPA's new proposed rule for defining "waters of the U.S." does not mean the agency is regulating common farm practices, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said at the annual meeting of North American Agricultural Journalists in Washington, DC, Monday.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity.
USDA officials now estimate a slightly higher price range for corn moving into the next month; Last month, the price ranged from $4.25 to $4.75/bushel, but based on the surge in demand and corresponding tightening of carryout, that range was bumped Wednesday to $4.40 to $4.80/bushel.
American farmers are a dying breed, in part because theyâ€™re killing themselves at a shocking rate
Daniels is a strong supporter of Jr. Livestock Exhibitions at county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair, which teach 4-H and FFA youth about responsible food animal production and leadership skills.
Two Congressmen introduced a bipartisan bill Thursday that would replace state-level GMO labeling laws with a federal requirement for a Food and Drug Administration review of the safety of genetically modified food ingredients that would likely prevent those ingredients from appearing on labels if FDA deems them safe.
Members buy a share in the farm, supporting the farmers, and in return receive a portion of the fresh produce that is grown; weekly boxes contain whatever is at its peak, ripe, and in season when harvested
Since small farmers compete with large grocery chains, branding and marketing their farm and maintaining relationships with customers is an important part of business,
Most people are not privileged to raise farm animals, but a cat, dog, fish or bird can fulfill a need.
A farmer is required to be a person capable of wearing many hats -- from accountant to nurse to scientist to engineer. A farmer's head is full of so much information, and also full of contacts, for those questions that they can't answer. A farmer knows how to make the best out of a sticky situation, and knows when to call in reinforcements.
Though Direct Payments have often been maligned in their nearly two-decade history, they were an efficient means of providing assistance that empowered farm families to manage their risk as they saw fit. But direct payments have been eliminated in order to execute a 30% cut to the Commodity Title
OFBF members Barb and Phil Watts are beef cattle farmers. They sell about 2000 head of cattle every year from their Licking County farm. They both agree that a growing worldwide demand for beef and less supply at home, have led to higher beef prices.
In the film, Moll goes behind-the-scenes and follows six young American farmers and ranchers whose passion for their jobs is extremely inspirational. In doing so, Farmland takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers who are in their 20s, all of whom are responsible for running their farming businesses.