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The extent of the crop damage in the Midwest isn't yet known, said Annemarie Kuhns, an agricultural economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Already, the USDA projects the cost of fresh fruit will rise 2.5% to 3.5% nationwide this year.
In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for 39 percent of all the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, according to a report that United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization released Friday. That's more than synthetic fertilizer or deforestation. Methane from livestock rose 11 percent between 2001 and 2011.
â€śThe legislationâ€™s reasonable approach shows that a clean environment and profitable farming can go hand in hand,â€ť said John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau.
â€śAbandoned warehouses and industrial areas can be great locations for them,â€ť said Nicola Kerslake, an organizer for an upcoming national indoor agriculture conference. Kerslake says the urban indoor farming sector is growing by 15-20 percent a year.
Weâ€™re telling farmers to enact strict biosecurity measures on their farms to keep their herds safe,â€ť Ms. Hawkins said. â€śSince there isnâ€™t a treatment, there isnâ€™t a cure, if that strain hits the baby barn, theyâ€™re pretty much wiped out. Weâ€™ve seen 90 to 100 percent mortality rates for pigs under 10 days old,â€ť she said.
It has been nearly 20 years since I left Mexico and came to Florida â€” two decades of hard work without getting ahead that much. Thatâ€™s 20 years in orchards and vegetable fields here, or picking cucumbers in Ohio
He estimated that â€śat least halfâ€ť of his 2014 grape crop on 19 acres at the two locations has been destroyed, and that will heavily impact wine production in 2015 and 2016.
The younger Rhoades was recognized by the Ohio Soybean Association in March when he was named a winner of the 2014 Beckâ€™s Young Farm Leader program. As a recipient, he could potentially win an expense-paid trip to the Commodity Classic, which will be held in Phoenix.
Like everything else falling under the precision agriculture umbrella, FieldScripts aims to help farmers squeeze as much production as possible from every inch of their soil.
Barker and Duncan, along with beekeepers everywhere, have strong opinions about what could be causing so many honeybees to die off every year.