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Trade equals jobs, a secure currency and money in the bank. In agriculture alone, in 2014, exports equaled $152 billion. Thatâ€™s a lot of economic activityâ€”a lot of jobs that could be lost if TPA is not passed.
U.S. agriculture and food companies are struggling to attract enough workers, a problem the industry concedes is getting worse as innovation and growing demand for their products leads to the creation of thousands of new jobs.
The study estimates that demand in agriculture and life science-related fields will be strongest for plant scientists, water-resource scientists and engineers, farm animal veterinarians, and precision ag and pest control specialists, among other positions.
A water quality effort and the Farm Science Review at The Ohio State University received a $1 million boost from Beckâ€™s Hybrids, to be contributed over the next five years in monetary and in-kind support.
The proposal would create a new permit, which would cost $100 annually, so wine makers could sell bottles and offer two-ounce samples. To obtain a permit, at least 51 percent of the fruit in the wine sold must from Ohio.
Starting today, youâ€™ll find ads supporting a strong renewable fuel standard posted on websites that cover Washington politics, including Politico. Itâ€™s an effort by Fuels America, a coalition of biofuels groups, to influence the White House ahead of an expected June 1 announcement by EPA on ethanol and biodiesel blending levels for 2014, 2015, and 2016.
The drivers are really fairly simple. It's productivity and profitability. On the productivity side, we're expecting the global population to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. And in order to feed that population we're going to have to increase agricultural productivity by roughly 25 percent before 2050
What came next left their heads spinning. They opened their mail to find they were being sued. Not only the Broshears, but the county and every single individual on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the demand is high for jobs in agriculture. A new study shows there are about 60,000 job openings across the country each year, but only 35,000 graduates to fill them.
Since December 2014, the USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks.