News & Events

Indoor farming: Agriculture's next revolution?

Published Jul. 7, 2015

The Food 3.0 project looks at the intersection of a growing global population and the demands for sustainable food supply less reliant on massive inputs of non-renewable energy, water and chemicals.

Ohio Farm Bureau officials oppose EPA water oversight expansion

Published Jul. 7, 2015

The expansion of oversight, which Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine opposes and has sued the federal EPA over, will authorize the agency to reach further into watersheds and regulate smaller streams and tributaries.

Senate Agriculture Committee to hold avian flu hearing

Published Jul. 7, 2015

The announcement follows a letter sent by the two Senators from Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) to Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) requesting a hearing on the federal government’s response to the ongoing outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

USDA: U.S. Corn Crop Rating Improves

Published Jul. 7, 2015

n its Weekly Crop Progress Report, the USDA rated the U.S. corn crop at 69% good/excellent, slightly above last week’s 68%. However, the corn crop is silking at a rate of 12% vs. the 18% five-year average. For soybeans, the USDA rated the crop as 63% good/excellent vs. 63% a week ago. With 96% of the crop planted vs. 100% a year ago, that leaves about 3.2 million acres left to plant.

What do top farmers have in common?

Published Jul. 7, 2015

A passion and commitment to farming, for sure, is one of the traits you see in those farmers. They're in it for the long haul and work to do the best they can and continually improve what's been entrusted to them.