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- Restructured Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $10 million goal
- Protecting, improving agritourism
- Ohio Supreme Court case examines how grain bins are taxed
- A broader look at Ohio’s tax system
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While agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry that directly affects everyone in the world each day, employers still struggle to find qualified candidates that are enthusiastic about the industry and need.
Ohio farmers already export some soybeans and corn to Cuba under a narrow exemption to the five-decade trade embargo. The exemption, passed by Congress in 2001, allows American businesses to sell food and agricultural products to Cuba with restrictions.
Crop biotechnology is widely viewed as a vital component in a future agriculture that can meet exploding global food demand with ever dwindling resources. But, there are very powerful political forces being directed at and employed by end users that are effectively limiting that potential.
Itâ€™s no secret that Ohio grows a lot of corn and soybeans most years, but 2014 was something else. Aided by mild weather for most of the growing season, soybeans broke both yield and harvest records in Ohio, mirroring a national record for the crop.
Amid the brown clods of dirt are small black particles â€” remnants of charcoal fragments that were mixed into the soil two years ago. Flanner thinks that this carbon-rich material, known as biochar, has helped the crops to thrive,