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- 2015 County Farm Bureau Presidents Trip to D.C.
- Farm Bureau supports new nutrient bill
- Ohio Farm Bureau's State Priority Issues for 2015
- Special CAUV meeting scheduled for March 5
- A look at Ohio’s property tax system
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U.S. agriculture and the American farmer are misunderstood, taken for granted and, too often, under attack.
It could be any morning between December and April at Davis Farms. Itâ€™s cold, and thereâ€™s work to be done. There isnâ€™t much downtime during the â€śoffâ€ť season.
"We don't have nearly as many young people coming into the system," said Yuma-area farm manager Matt McGuire, giving one reason for the decline. He said many young people are going to college, eschewing hard labor for higher-paying work.
"Our research provides crucial insights into how we might improve the environmental adaptation of plants, including the yields of crop species. It also has the potential to advance gene therapies that are being researched to address ageing and diseases, including cancer."
When you have forward-thinking producers along with good soil and climate, a good location and infrastructure, sound regulations, along with research and education, good things are bound to happen. This balance has led to Ohioâ€™s wildly successful food and agriculture industry, which directly and indirectly touches everyone.
the Grow Biointensive Agriculture Center of Kenya is encouraging small producers to introduce nitrogen-fixing cover crops -- such as beans planted between rows of the staple corn crop -- as a replacement for costly chemical fertilizer out of a bag. In addition, these crops can help prevent water erosion, allowing farmers to still fare well during low rainfall years.
Not satisfied with its efforts to protect Big Oilâ€™s control over the domestic fuel market, the Goodlatte letter seeks to strengthen the death grip on the U.S. ethanol industry by also prohibiting the USDA from expending any trade promotion resources for ethanol expor
Is the data that is collected from planters and combines accurate? Is it easy to use? Who sees it? Can this farm data be used by outsiders to manipulate markets? Can it be sold?
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the U.S. rule and what impact it will have on farmers, ranchers and rural America.
The judging is based on the nomineeâ€™s use of new and traditional conservation practices, comprehensive management, individual initiative in applying conservation measures and the nomineeâ€™s willingness to share conservation information, experiences and philosophy with others.