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If you're intrigued by the idea of buying farm shares, often called CSA shares (community-supported agriculture), here's what you need to know.
"During World War II, there were victory gardens so that people could have fresh produce because the production of food was going to the war efforts. And those gardens, by the way, still exist today. It's taken an evolution, and it's different now than it was in the past,
OSHA had fined the farm $132,000 for violations. Previously, OSHA said the grain bins on the farm, which employs one person, were not part of farm operations and thus were not exempt from regulation.
Mary Thathcher, senior director of congressional relations for AFBF, said it looks like the commodity title will be implemented this year, with sign-up for some of the programs by late summer and into fall. Most crop insurance programs will not be implemented until at least the 2015 crop year.
While the recently passed farm bill represents a first for Congress since 2008, it will be several more months until the rules are fleshed out to put it into operation.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation county presidents are getting the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress this week on the organization’s annual journey to D.C. to talk about these and other issues.
Grain futures turned choppy as traders try to evaluate whether the crisis in Ukraine will have a lasting impact on prices.
Today, people are more likely to be influenced by what their connections are recommending and talking about. Many people are connecting (and reconnecting) through social media.
The litigation comes after members of Congress rejected a provision drafted by Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King that would have prevented states from regulating agricultural products from other states that met USDA or FDA standards. King specifically argued that California’s egg law was unconstitutionally attempting to regulate interstate commerce.
Over all, healthy food has become more politically popular because of efforts to combat childhood obesity and diabetes and a growing national interest in the farm-to-table movement promoted by the first lady, Michelle Obama, and other national figures.
Several nonprofits that have little to do with farming or are in poor standing with their local governments have been receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies over the past decade, federal records show.
Instead of reading the legislation to mean that OSHA cannot enforce against farms, OSHA instead sought out means to get around this provision—and they found one.
Our operation and many farms across the Buckeye State and nation are feeling the crippling labor crisis facing the American agriculture. Although there are immigrants who are eager to accept American farm jobs, our current immigration system makes it very difficult for growers and producers to hire the foreign-born workers they need.
The bill, known as the “Tax Reform Act of 2014, also seeks a more generous “inflation-adjusted” standard deduction for individuals of $11,000 and $22,000 for married couples. The tax credit for a child would increase from the current $1,000, to $1,500.
On the surface, it seems simple. Why can’t there just be a label on the food product letting the consumer know if it contains GM ingredients? Shouldn’t the consumer have the right to decide what is in the food they buy?
Farmer No. 1 works with her parents and siblings to care for the pigs on their farm. The family provides the animals with around-the-clock care.
Farmer No. 2 tends to her 650 sows in climate-controlled barns. Her farm continues to expand.
These plans, which aim to protect against low farm income based on historical Internal Revenue Service filings of Form 1040 (Schedule F), haven't gotten much respect or attention since they were introduced in 1999.
Don’t wait until a threat has revealed itself to begin preparing for it, readying a response and getting acquainted with other likely players that will need to respond, from law enforcement to public health officials to citizen volunteers.
, "if my ultimate customer says this is what I know and want — and that's a very dicey observation ... is it smart for me to say, eh, you aren't qualified to know what I do, so I'm just going to tell you to take a hike?"
Recent data suggests an 11 percent decrease in the amount of food-borne illnesses attributable to products that FSIS is responsible for, Vilsack said, without specifying the period over which that declined had occurred.
Portman, of Cincinnati, said the question that needs asked is, “How many people are pulling the wagon versus how many people are in the wagon?”
“We’re looking at 2.5 to 3.5 percent increases over what we saw in 2013,” Ricky Volpe, an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said during his agency’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in late February.
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