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Ag groups to lawmakers: Make Section 179, tax extenders priority

Published Nov. 20, 2015

Higher expensing levels under IRS Section 179, for the past two years, have allowed farmers and business owners to take the full depreciation deduction of items such as machinery in the current tax year, with a maximum deduction of $500,000 and a phase-out threshold of $2 million.

Amazon to build wind farm in NW Ohio

Published Nov. 20, 2015

The electricity generated by the 100-megawtt wind farm in Paulding County will be enough to power more than 29,000 homes in a year. The farm is meant to support Amazon’s growing data-server business. Amazon is investing $1.1 billion to develop three data centers in central Ohio.

Buckeye fans: ‘Stadium Scarlet’ compost has Ohio State roots and will grow them

Published Nov. 25, 2015

“Our practices embrace clean air and clean water,” says Price of his family farm. “We all want clean air and clean water.” (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES Marketing and Communications.) Price said Stadium Scarlet’s buyers are half landscapers, half homeowners, mostly Buckeye fans. And he added that football season makes a pretty good time to use it.

Climate Change Is Going to Wreak Havoc on World Agriculture

Published Nov. 24, 2015

The MIT study looked at 11 different possibilities of trade and internal food production under a climate change scenario. They wanted to know what would happen if countries couldn’t continue to grow all the same crops they do today

Corn has Competition as Ethanol's Leading Grain

Published Nov. 20, 2015

In terms of ethanol production, corn has some competition this winter— grain sorghum. The grain, also known as milo, produces the same amount of ethanol per bushel, but uses one third less water in the process of creating the fuel. It is also used as feed, like corn