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- How large of an increase have you seen in your farmland property value this year
- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.