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Some progress at Ohio tax department CAUV meeting; still more questions

Published Mar. 6, 2015

While a CAUV is determined by a number of factors, including yield, crop price and production costs, a lower capitalization rate results in a higher property value.

FDA analysis demonstrates U.S. milk supply is safe from drug residues

Published Mar. 6, 2015

The milk survey was released by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, which sampled the raw milk from nearly 2,000 dairy farms in 2012, and conducted extensive laboratory testing on each milk sample for 31 different pharmaceutical compounds. It found that more than 99% of the samples were free of residues, “underscoring the safety of the milk supply,” according to the FDA.

It’s OK to ‘farm like a girl’

Published Mar. 6, 2015

This week, we kick off an eight-week series on women in agriculture, You Go, Girl. It’s our hope that by spotlighting eight amazing, intelligent, driven women in various facets of agriculture, we can help dispel the myth that females farm “like a girl,” and that they are perfectly capable of farming. Period.

How Agrihoods Are Making Farm-To-Table Living Hip

Published Mar. 6, 2015

Across the country, developers are building a new type of residential neighborhood called an “agrihood.” Rather than having houses clustered around a golf course or country club, these environmentally conscious communities center around a shared working farm.

Paying Farmers Not to Farm? Not Exactly

Published Mar. 6, 2015

So taxpayers aren't paying farmers not to farm, but rather to farm differently. And after 25 years, farmers large and small are finally getting the message.