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Some farmers are leery about the new technology. They worry their data might be sold to commodities traders, wind up in the hands of rival farmers or give more leverage to giant seed companies that are among the most enthusiastic sellers of data-driven planting advice. The companies vow not to misuse the information.
Coffee, together with sugar, stands out with its double digit gains but also the grain sector — led by soybeans and wheat — have recovered, the latter from a 3.5-year low.
I had the opportunity to represent Trumbull County Farm Bureau at Ag Day at the Capital on Feb. 19. This event is a statewide effort conducted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on behalf of its nearly 200,000 active and associate members. T
Although the 2013-2014 has been one of the roughest winters in many years, Anderson doesn’t feel there is enough evidence to say climate change is triggering the extreme weather.
Lower feed costs may spark a livestock industry renaissance and return to profitability, a team of Purdue University ag economists said Monday. "It’s not just the start of a good year for the animal industry, but an era," ag economist Chris Hurt said during a webinar hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.
Ohio is outpacing the nation in the increasing value of its crops. We are losing fewer farms than the national average, and our agricultural acreage has remained steady or increased slightly while the countrywide picture is still showing losses.
Apples are resilient and can withstand the freezing temperatures in winter. However, there is one crop Sage is worried about -- peaches. Peaches typically grow better in warmer climates.
Bankers surveyed said that despite the slowdown, farmers remained active buyers in farm real estate markets, as referenced by the share of farmers buying farmland, which has grown from an average of 63% in 2007 to 76% in 2013. Most purchased land to farm it themselves.
"Get ready to ramp up prescription agriculture," Catlett says. That’s because such technology could very well usher in a new autonomous means of easy and instant soil sampling.
This week, the governors of New York and Connecticut—both Democrats—announced they would move around federal funds to prevent food stamp cuts in their respective states.