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- Updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting
- Agriculture really is cool!
- Farm bill negotiations underway, Brown outlines priorities
- Important things to know for the 95th OFBF annual meeting
- Students invited to learn more about political process through Capitol Challenge
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Whether budget negotiators will be able to tap into the farm bill's savings is a point of contention, however. Some key lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) say the farm-bill savings should be on top of whatever the budget negotiations produce.
Some producers of farmed fish want the chance to get a cut of those profits, and retailers, who can charge a premium price for organic farmed fish, are with them. But an organic label for aquaculture is not coming easy.
The proposed rule change would limit the number of agricultural businesses that can use cash accounting, requiring many to shift to the accrual method of accounting. This move is opposed by many agricultural groups including the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Farm Financial Standards Council.
University of Illinois Farm Management Specialist Gary Schnitkey makes the observation that the significantly lower guarantees expected for the 2014 crop demonstrates the inappropriate nature for crop insurance to be the lone safety net for agriculture.
Reports from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) show the development of Ohio’s mineral resources in 2012 produced more than $2.7 billion worth of geologic commodities, including increases in the extracted amount of oil, natural gas, limestone, sand and gravel.