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Farmers call them "flying rats" or "deer with wings." They gather by the tens of thousands every year about this time to graze on sprouting winter wheat, rye, alfalfa, and barley. They're voracious, persistent, and dirty, leaving behind a trail of droppings.
The Agriculture Department is suffering from a shortage of inspectors at some of the nation’s meat and poultry plants, a top inspectors’ union official and a food safety group said this week, raising the possibility that contaminated products could reach consumers.
Ohio ranked No. 7 for number of farms (though its farm number fell and its farmland acreage rose) and No. 10 for crop sales. Ohio did not rank in either Top 10 list in the 2007 census. A final census report is due in May.
Wheat prices are estimated at $5.30 a bushel, down 22% from last year. Corn prices could fall to $3.90 a bushel, down 60¢ a bushel, and soybeans are forecast at $9.65 a bushel.
The preliminary data released today provide a snapshot of a strong rural America that has remained stable during difficult economic times. We have slowed significantly the loss of farmland, which has totaled 72 million acres since 1982. New tools provided in the 2014 Farm Bill will help to further slow and reverse this trend.