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Mitch McConnell appeared before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group on Saturday to explain his vote against a proposed new farm bill,
Nestle's Northbrook-based pizza division, which makes DiGiorno and Jack's frozen pies, has cut ties with a Wisconsin farm after an animal rights group released a video of dairy cow abuse.The cows, at Wiese Brothers’ Farm in Greenleaf, Wis., supply milk to Foremost Farms, which in turn makes cheese for Nestle.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced that 17 land trusts, counties and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. These organizations will receive allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to manage the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP).
One of the testimonies came from Stark County farmer Mark Thomas. He brings a unique side of the conversation to the table being both a livestock and grain producer. Thomas and his family milk about 400 cows and farm around 2,000 acres. Thomas, along with Delaware County farmer John Davis, represented the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association
“We would take a small part of the Farm Bill and simply renew it for three months or so to make sure milk prices don’t skyrocket because of some technicality in the law from 75 years ago.”
Ohio cropland value rose 12 percent this year, with bare cropland averaging $5,600 an acre, said Barry Ward, production business management leader for OSU Extension
the Senate’s new Agricultural Risk Coverage plan backed by the Corn Belt is looking much more costly than first advertised. This feeds a growing resentment among Southern lawmakers who complain of the Midwest’s false piety — even as the region stands to collect more in government payments while enjoying uncapped subsidies on crop insurance.
EPA released their proposed volume requirements for 2014 and what they did was they set the fuel-blending requirement overall for total renewable fuels to 15.52 billion gallons which was one billion gallons less than 2013 and about 2.6 billion gallons below what was set within the Renewable Fuels Standard law.
Man’s use of fertilizer has radically changed the soil he farms, according to a study of the American prairie conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado. The soil’s fertility could collapse because of the damage done to the range of microbes that play a vital, but little studied, role in the soil.
An extension of U.S. agriculture subsidies to late January was rebuffed yesterday by Senate Democrats, who said they won’t pass any House plan for temporary funding before Congress breaks for the holidays.