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Livestock now can get a lift overseas via Rickenbacker Airport. For farmers who are in the animal-exporting business â€” like the one who shipped 20 pygmy goats to Kuwait last month â€” this is good news. Rickenbacker recently became one of roughly 25 of the nationâ€™s 550 airports to be certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to transport animals.
A pig farm in Fort Recovery is seeking a permit to operate, as it is consolidating three facilities to operate as one.
Rep. Brian Hill, R-Zanesville, plans to introduce a bill soon that would create a 50 percent refundable income tax credit for livestock owners or producers who invest in manure storage facilities.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act that will create a consumer-friendly, science-based labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms, as well as for GMO-free foods.
An Ohio company is partnering with the city of Indianapolis to build a $1.2 million hydroponic farm that will grow organic vegetables in a retrofitted warehouse.
Morrow, Delaware and Richland County Farm Bureaus are collaborating to host the Second Annual Flying Horse Farms â€“ Grow it. Know it. Give it. The event treats guests to chef prepared, locally sourced dinner at the camp. All proceeds help further the mission of Flying Horse Farms and provide operating expenses for the childrenâ€™s vegetable garden.
After over three years of planning and construction during the past 12 months, Evolution Ag announced the opening of its new dealership south of Delaware at 13275 US 42, Plain City (intersection of Jerome road and SR 42). The 45,000 square foot facility has been designed to serve not only the agricultural community but the suburban homeowner as well.
The recent corn-soybean price rally offered growers across the nation a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it wonâ€™t erase the string of negative returns the industry is accumulating, lenders and financial consultants tell DTN.
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
There is also innovation in agriculture, and Colorado State University President Tony Frank said there is probably no other industry that has changed more during a time period than agriculture
Funds are flowing back into agricultural commodities for the first time since 2012 as investors look to capitalize on cheap prices, bullish demand and the threat of crop damage from an El Nino weather pattern
â€śItâ€™s made raising a healthy crop easier,â€ť said Davis, who farms 3,600 acres of corn and soybeans in Delaware County. â€śWe can do it non-GMO, but weâ€™d need more pesticide and labor. (GMOs) make it a lot easier on the farmer. â€śWe all want safe, economical food, and this is how we can do it for the masses.â€ť
as supporters of the bill in Congress pointed out, so far, there isnâ€™t any safety risk from, GMO foods, sometimes also called GE foods, for genetically engineered
Nobody knows the shortcomings of the organic standard, or GMO corn, or no-till, better than the farmer who has put it into practice. But the farther you get from the farm, the louder the voices get.