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‘Ohio Signature Beef’ promoted

Published Apr. 7, 2015

By adding value, the farmer becomes a price maker rather than a price taker.
Surveys show consumers are spending only 10 percent of their income on food and are willing to pay more for specially grown products

About Corn Planting 'Go-time' for the Midwest

Published Apr. 17, 2015

The optimal planting window for corn is just starting to open, according to recent reports, and though some farmers are not worrying about that window just yet, there's reason to believe it could be a stretch for farmers at least in a large swatch of the Corn Belt to hit that window just right, Mowers says.

AFBF offers “Learn About Livestock” barn banners

Published Apr. 7, 2015

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture‚Äôs newest product, ‚ÄúLearn About Livestock‚ÄĚ barn banners, was developed for use at fairs and livestock shows. The banners feature key information about major livestock species related to production, lifecycle, the environment, how farmers care for animals and safety

Agriculture's Quiet Impact on the Beer Industry

Published Apr. 9, 2015

it’s easy to forget the dedicated farmers who grow the millions of pounds of barley and hops used to make the 200 million barrels of beer produced in the U.S. every year.

Air emissions can be solid waste; RCRA lawsuit a warning for ag

Published Apr. 14, 2015

U.S. District Court in Ohio has determined air pollutants can float through the air and land on the ground and become solid waste. The court said "…the release into the air of a substance in 'particle form' via a stack, which is then deposited onto the ground in particle form, and enters the groundwater, constitutes disposal of solid waste."