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Ohio cropland value rose 12 percent this year, with bare cropland averaging $5,600 an acre, said Barry Ward, production business management leader for OSU Extension
the Senate’s new Agricultural Risk Coverage plan backed by the Corn Belt is looking much more costly than first advertised. This feeds a growing resentment among Southern lawmakers who complain of the Midwest’s false piety — even as the region stands to collect more in government payments while enjoying uncapped subsidies on crop insurance.
EPA released their proposed volume requirements for 2014 and what they did was they set the fuel-blending requirement overall for total renewable fuels to 15.52 billion gallons which was one billion gallons less than 2013 and about 2.6 billion gallons below what was set within the Renewable Fuels Standard law.
Man’s use of fertilizer has radically changed the soil he farms, according to a study of the American prairie conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado. The soil’s fertility could collapse because of the damage done to the range of microbes that play a vital, but little studied, role in the soil.
An extension of U.S. agriculture subsidies to late January was rebuffed yesterday by Senate Democrats, who said they won’t pass any House plan for temporary funding before Congress breaks for the holidays.
Recently, I was joined on a call by the Executive Vice-President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Jack Fisher, and the Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, to discuss this important partnership.
How responsive is agriculture to consumer demand? More than any other industry in the world. Agriculture only appears to be slow, traditional and caught in a time warp. In reality, it is more agile than manufacturing.
Vilsack said the study shows farmers and ranchers are reducing nitrogen pollution by 48.6 million pounds each year and reducing phosphorus by 7.1 million pounds.
The package, which includes a modification of the severance tax based on actual well economics, would enhance the state’s regulatory framework, increase funding for the Ohio Geological Survey and address the issue of plugging idle and orphan wells from historical production.
Barry Ward, production business management leader for Ohio State University Extension, has calculated some average breakeven prices for corn and soybeans based on input costs for 2014.