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the advantages of this āfarm-to-tableā dining trend have not been completely realized across the entire food chain. Itās nice to think that by supporting restaurants where local ingredients are on the menu, weāve helped local farmers. But can we do more?
The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) is sponsoring a statewide essay contest for third-grade students, with an all-expenses-paid field trip to an Ohio livestock farm awarded to the winning essay writersā entire class. The essay contest is part of OLCās For Your InFARMation program,
Shortages of farm labor will likely persist in the long term regardless of possible changes to immigration law, according to an agricultural economist.
farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety-net decisions, said a farm policy expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The conference focused on ways to grow area farms through access and know-how for grant and loan applications, by extending the growing season, and the all important tool, marketing.
According to surveys, about half of all farmworkers in the country lack legitimate documents and live in what's often described as a "shadow world," without legal rights. The farmers who employ those workers, meanwhile, are deeply ambivalent about this situation.
According to the data and Secretary Vilsack, āMore than one million people go to work every day thanks to exports of American-grown products.ā
"Record production has meant that stock levels are higher and prices are lower, but producers will benefit from record asset levels and from new farm programs intended to cushion declines in farm revenues," Johansson said.
It was OSU Extension grain and market expert Matt Roberts who pointed out what perhaps many Ohio farmers already realize - what happens in the world affects Ohio farmers, prices and profits.
The letter noted that the bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill was estimated to contribute $23 billion to deficit reduction over 10 years, when including sequestration.