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The 2015 Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference will feature topics related to the trends, technology and tradition in agriculture Feb. 4-5, as well as a keynote address from Chris Jahn, president of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), during OABAâ€™s Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting on Feb. 4.
A glance at farms across the state saw all manners of livestock operations affected, though few as much as Ohioâ€™s dairy farmers.
Ohio farmers already export some soybeans and corn to Cuba under a narrow exemption to the five-decade trade embargo. The exemption, passed by Congress in 2001, allows American businesses to sell food and agricultural products to Cuba with restrictions.
The program allows agribusinesses to apply for an interest-rate reduction on new or existing loans or lines of credit up to $150,000.
There are 22 national research and promotion checkoff programs. The USDA estimates the organic exemption has freed up $13.6 million for the organic sector, which produces an estimated $35 billion in annual sales, according to the USDA.
â€śI look forward to an aggressive schedule with hearings providing much needed oversight of our farm programs, school meals, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency,â€ť Roberts said
The agriculture department will rank the applications based on what farms are most likely to have the biggest impact on reducing runoff. The department has been working with university scientists and soil experts to determine what areas they should target.
his yearâ€™s show begins on Thursday this year and not Friday. The show will run from Jan. 29 and continues Jan. 30, and Jan. 31 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.
The more data farmers and producers can access regarding their fields, the better they can make decisions regarding how to manage their farm operations, experts say.
Like most State of the-Union addresses, Tuesdayâ€™s message from President Barack Obama to Congress had only a few comments that seem to affect farmers and ranchers directly. To Bob Stallman, the Texas farmer and cattleman who is president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, some of the Presidentâ€™s remarks were encouraging and others were worrisome