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The reason dairy farmers should still be profitable â€” at least in part â€” is because feed inputs are falling faster than the milk price. This means the sales-to-input ratio should still be positive for many farmers, and it also means they may want to hold off on signing up for the farm bill margin protection programs â€” at least for now.
vegetable grower Bruce Taylor shared that the Whole Foods Market grocer suggests that people with values buy organic and locally-grown foods. This can suggest that those who donâ€™t choose this avenue, and instead purchase conventionally-grown food, donâ€™t have good values.
This was a big year with shifting winds for U.S. agricultureâ€”changing economics for both crop and livestock producers, but in different directions, a new farm bill and policy shifts, both here and abroad, and an acceleration in the application of big data.
â€śFour different tracks this year,â€ť Rule said. â€śWe have a leadership development track, community development, technology and agriculture and current issues that are going to be going on throughout the day with some really great outside speakers that bring a lot of expertise to those topics.â€ť
the approval is a turning point in the year-long imbroglio over the genetically engineered corn strain, though the decision isnâ€™t expected to lead to an immediate return to earlier U.S. export levels to China.
The National Corn Growers Association applauded an announcement by the United States and Chinese governments of a successful 2014 U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade. The announcement included a commitment to improve biotech approval policies through the establishment of a vice-ministerial Strategic Agricultural Innovation Dialogue.
By mid-century the world needs to plan major transformations of its agriculture systems that respond to not just one but various climate change scenarios, says a study highlighting the serious nature of the climate impacts.
Jansen and other corps officials toured three farms in mid-November, just one day prior to the corpsâ€™ announcement of a tentative plan for flood control along the Blanchard River. The farm families asked that the meetings be closed to media and the public.
â€śMany questions were asked; some we had answers to and some we did not,â€ť Jansen said.
Water quality. Taxes. The next generation. CAUV. More than 340 voting delegates of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation met Dec. 10-12 to wrestle with ways the stateâ€™s largest farm organization should address these hot topics.
Carl Zulauf of Ohio State University sees two trends in American farming. One is the growth of local microfarms for picky posh people. The other is the success of high-tech big farms that produce cheap food for everyone else, as well as plant-based fuels and chemicals.