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While the appeal of using unmanned aerial systems by farmers and growers to aid in farm operations is growing in popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.
Farmers already seeing corn and soybeans prices plummet as the markets expect bountiful harvests. There are some potential safety nets that might help protect them financially, two Purdue University agricultural economists said.
Agriculture is vital and every state plays a unique role in feeding, fueling and clothing our nation. Farm Policy Facts is pleased to unveil a new interactive map highlighting state-specific agriculture contributions across America.
LIMA â€” A farmer from Paulding County says that farmers are just as interested in finding solutions causing algae outbreaks in some of Ohioâ€™s waterways
A harsh winter and cold spring has caused a host of issues for farmers this year, but local growers report that their yields are bouncing back in the best way.
FREMONT â€“ Regulating how much fertilizer farmers can spread on their fields shouldn't be necessary to stop toxic algae on Lake Erie, farming officials said.
They can reduce the phosphorous from fertilizer getting into Lake Erie and feeding the algae through voluntary conservation practices, said Tadd Nicholson, executive director for the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association.
Bill Myers and his family members have been growing beans, corn, alfalfa hay and wheat on their 2,000 acres since the 1800's at Myers Farms in Oregon. The Lucas County Farm Bureau president commonly plants cover crop in his fields. The practice keeps nutrient-rich soil in the fields, and prevents fertilizer run-off into the water system.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” The Iowa commission that oversees water quality approved increased inspections for livestock farms on Tuesday over the raucous protests of environmentalists who wanted much tougher rules.
PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio â€” Thereâ€™s good news on the shores of Lake Erie and across the one-third or so of Ohio that drains into the lake. While the lake continues to be in the spotlight for water quality issues and toxic algae, thereâ€™s also an unprecedented amount of action being taken â€” from farmers and residents, to landscapers and municipalities, as well as state and federal government leaders.