News & Events

Death on the Farm

Published Apr. 23, 2014

For decades, farmers across the country have been dying by suicide at higher rates than the general population. The exact numbers are hard to determine, mainly because suicides by farmers are under-reported (they may get mislabeled as hunting or tractor accidents, advocates for prevention say) and because the exact definition of a farmer is elusive.

New Federal Resources To Help Ohio School Districts Serve Fresh, Healthy Meals

Published Apr. 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced more than $1 million in new federal funding to help Ohio school districts purchase kitchen appliances and equipment to help prepare fresh, healthy meals for Ohio students.

Full 2012 Census of Agriculture to be released May 2

Published Apr. 22, 2014

“It will contain data down to the county level. The preliminary result just had national and state level data. This will be county level data for all of the items that were in the questionnaire,” Picanso said.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack orders federal response to PEDv

Published Apr. 22, 2014

The federal order is designed to enhance biosecurity and health of the domestic swine herd in order to maintain movement of pigs in the United States and slow the spread of the disease, which is estimated to have killed upwards of 5 million pigs.

USDA, Farm Credit Partner for Rural Business Investment Fund

Published Apr. 22, 2014

The partnership will focus on private sector investment in bio-manufacturing, advanced energy production, local and regional food systems and improved farming technologies.