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- Congress extends tax breaks beneficial to farmers
- Hirsch: What we do at this meeting matters
- Ohio needs more infrastructure, food processing to meet demand for local food
- Tips for entrepreneurs overheard at the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum
- Catlett tells farmers to prepare for the golden age of agriculture
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Taxes and environmental stewardship will be among the top issues addressed during the 96th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) today in Columbus. There is a significant agenda in the year ahead with key issues including water, CAUV and immigration at the state and federal level.
The Ohio Pork Council and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) donated 10,000 pounds of hams to their Northeast Ohio neighbors, through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, was on hand to greet recipients and show gratitude for the protein-packed donation to her constituents.
Supporting and promoting the Ohio sheep industry and building future leaders were just a few reasons the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association honored eight of its own during the 2014 Buckeye Shepherds Symposium Dec. 6.
It's a chance to rub elbows with sustainable farmers, growers and experts in Ohio. Registration is open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 36th annual conference, to be held in February.
In a mix of pre-presidential politics, animal rights agendas and celebrity star power, Republican Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of pig gestation stalls in New Jersey.
In recent years, Ohio has put forth incredible efforts to expand and enhance the abundant natural areas in the state and the wildlife that resides therein. This has innumerable benefits, but it can also lead to some challenges for agriculture
Roy Willis, president and CEO of the Propane Education and Research Council, has been very vocal about getting propane consumers to fill their tanks as soon as possible to avoid any weather-related difficulties this winter.
When “hunker down” strategies are being implemented, the farmer is like a player on the basketball court. He or she must be receptive to coaching and in some cases critique and tough love. Farmers who are successful in the down cycles are those who select alternative strategies, execute them with their lender, and then monitor results.
Farm groups supported the move, suggesting it could advance export opportunities for agricultural goods like soy, wheat and corn
Urban farming is becoming more popular in Youngstown. It is where everyday people grow fresh vegetables in their own backyard and sell them. Katie Phibbs and her husband Tom are doing just that. The Phibbs are the brains behind The Lettuce People.