News & Events

Genetically modified salmon OK’d for human consumption in US

Published Nov. 20, 2015

“There are no biologically relevant differences in the nutritional profile of AquAdvantage Salmon compared to that of other farm-raised Atlantic salmon,” the agency said in announcing the approval.

Grassley: High hopes for TPP on agriculture

Published Nov. 16, 2015

The new market access for U.S. agricultural products is good news. On pork, Japan would eliminate duties on 80 percent of tariffs, and the gate price mechanism that has been a barrier in the past would be significantly improved.

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

Published Nov. 16, 2015

For Spread, the next stage of it vegetable factory development will emphasize the role of robots in the agricultural effort. The purpose of the change is to create cleaner, safer crops by significantly reducing key bacteria sources from much of the process — namely, germ-prone humans.

How to find out if your farm's tax strategy is still relevant

Published Nov. 17, 2015

Clear communication with your tax accountant and forward-looking tax planning can make a big difference for your farm.


Published Nov. 17, 2015

Johanns laid out the challenge that as the nation’s producers continue to shrink in numbers they will still need to grow more food for a growing world population. In addition that rising population will occur mostly in African countries.

Lessons to learn from business closures outside of agriculture

Published Nov. 18, 2015

The agriculture industry is not the only facet of the economy that faces trials and tribulations of business dysfunction and changing trends. Today, we will focus on two businesses, with which I have worked, in the process of either closing their doors or seeking new ownership.

New farm pond recycles drainage water

Published Nov. 20, 2015

By April 1, the pond was full, ready and waiting for use by center pivots. Ninety-five percent of its water came from drain tile.

NMPF manual advises farmers on antibiotic residues for milk, beef

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The Manual offers a concise review of appropriate antibiotic use in dairy animals, and can also be used as an educational tool for farm managers as they develop their best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues

Ohio tree farm sends Christmas firs to troops oversees

Published Nov. 13, 2015

Owner Mike Wertz first got involved with Operation Evergreen in 2002. The project sends freshly cut trees to military personnel serving overseas. The effort is part of The Ohio Christmas Tree Association. In its 20th year, it continues to spread Christmas cheer to American troops at home and abroad at various locations around the world.

Ohio constitutional review panel wants to move quickly on redistricting reform f

Published Nov. 13, 2015

The goal is to present the General Assembly a proposal for congressional districts similar to one voters approved overwhelmingly Nov. 3 that amended the process in the Ohio Constitution for drawing districts for the Ohio House and Senate. The plan, on the ballot as Issue 1, was intended to bolster fairness and lessen the impact of politics.