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The event brought hundreds of area elementary students to the fairgrounds to learn about various aspects of agriculture in the community.
The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to crop insurance and farm subsidies in the legislation, which would cost almost $100 billion a year over five years and would set policy for farm programs and food aid.
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a $400 million annual cut â€” or roughly a half of 1 percent â€” to the food stamp program as part of a major five-year farm bill.
Ohio children enrolled in school or home schooled during the 2012-2013 academic year are encouraged to capture their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes including Ohio State Fair concert tickets. Entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2013.
Despite the narrow focus of the ruling, many in the industry see the decision as having wide reaching implications.
He also agreed with state Attorney General Robert Cooperâ€™s assessment that the bill is constitutionally suspect. But the governor also called on state lawmakers to revisit the issue. He expressed sympathy for farmers who say they fear â€ślarge-scale attacks on their livelihoodsâ€ť from secret recordings.
Monsanto Co is hosting a "Bee Summit." Bayer AG is breaking ground on a "Bee Care Center." And Sygenta AG is funding grants for research into the accelerating demise of honeybees in the United States, where the insects pollinate fruits and vegetables that make up roughly a quarter of the American diet.
The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill on Tuesday, costing $500 billion over a decade, that would expand the scope of the federally subsidized crop insurance program and modestly trim spending on food stamps for the poor.
The USDA and the United States EPA released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health May 2. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.
With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing on May 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America. USDA has already received more than 2 million completed Census forms.
The slow start to the corn planting this year has prompted USDA to back off its early projected corn yields, though the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates still project record corn production of 14.1 billion bushels.
From the feed to the table, Barton's Barbados sheep have everything organic. This means they eat organic hay and eventually need to be butchered at a location with organic credentials.
The system is aging and the rest of the world is gaining ground on the transportation infrastructure of the U.S. For this reason, passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S. 601), is essential to Americaâ€™s economic growth, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Itâ€™s official: A Washington bureaucrat could stand amid 1,000 acres of tall corn and still not realize he was in the country.
â€śConsistent with the President's budget, the administration looks forward to working with the Congress to achieve crop insurance and commodity program savings that are not contained in S. 954,â€ť the White House statement says.