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Two new maps released Friday (Jan. 16) considerably improve estimates of the amount of land farmed in the world â€” one map reveals the world's agricultural lands to a resolution of 1 kilometer,
Average diesel prices for 2015 are forecast to be about $1 lower than last year.
The first area that Miller suggested filers pay particular attention to this year is equipment repairs, and whether or not those repairs can be capitalized.
Deer farmers and preserve managers argue that their operations provide a boon to rural economies that are strapped for ways to make a living. Ohio, for instance, is home to between 500 and 550 facilities that breed deer or host private hunts,
Like most State of the-Union addresses, Tuesdayâ€™s message from President Barack Obama to Congress had only a few comments that seem to affect farmers and ranchers directly. To Bob Stallman, the Texas farmer and cattleman who is president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, some of the Presidentâ€™s remarks were encouraging and others were worrisome
Big data continues to be a hot discussion topic within the agricultural community. New technology and services are continuing to come online to help farmers. In the past two years, the advancement of wireless technology and telematics solutions have simplified the transmission of data between agricultural machinery
According to the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s (USDA) Economic Research Service, the agricultural industry along with other related-industries contributed $800 billion â€“ or nearly a five percent share â€“ to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012.
"While lower grade land has seen drops in value near 15% from recent highs, top quality crop and grazing land still bring solid prices as owner operators and investors seek to expand their operations with the most productive land," said Randy Dickhut, AFM, Vice President of Real Estate Operations of Farmers National Company.
The 2015 Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference will feature topics related to the trends, technology and tradition in agriculture Feb. 4-5, as well as a keynote address from Chris Jahn, president of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), during OABAâ€™s Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting on Feb. 4.
A glance at farms across the state saw all manners of livestock operations affected, though few as much as Ohioâ€™s dairy farmers.
Sometimes looking at the big picture doesn't seem to be very relevant as we prepare for this year's upcoming crop. But, it does help us see where we are going, or where we should be focusing our attention.
Driving through the farmlands of Iowa looking for fresh food to eat is a lot like sailing through the ocean looking for fresh water to drink. In the ocean, you're surrounded by water that you can't drink; in Iowa, you're surrounded by food you can't eat.
"What's happening is (farmers) have their children and grandchildren starting to farm with some of these farm groups," Boblenz said. "It used to be one or two people invested in these farm operations. Now, you have several sons and grandkids," and they have to increase their farm land to provide for the livelihoods of each.
The agriculture department will rank the applications based on what farms are most likely to have the biggest impact on reducing runoff. The department has been working with university scientists and soil experts to determine what areas they should target.
Merge that data with satellite data already being collected by the government, and the department, Valivullah said, will be able to make unprecedented contributions to precision agriculture. "By applying precision agriculture and big data we can increase productivity by another 10 percent to 30 percent and make farmers more profitable," he said.
General Electric (NYSE: GE ) played a central role in the first plant, producing LEDs that could be used to grow crops while using less power than fluorescent lights. And with the plant's success this probably won't be the last we hear of LED farming.
A Des Moines utility's plan to sue three northwest counties for polluting central Iowa's drinking water supply may have broad ramifications for state and U.S. farmers, who environmentalists complain have been too slow to embrace meaningful conservation practices
We talked to the next generation of farmers, students, ag educators and millennials who play supporting roles in agriculture.
The program allows agribusinesses to apply for an interest-rate reduction on new or existing loans or lines of credit up to $150,000.