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It was OSU Extension grain and market expert Matt Roberts who pointed out what perhaps many Ohio farmers already realize - what happens in the world affects Ohio farmers, prices and profits.
"Record production has meant that stock levels are higher and prices are lower, but producers will benefit from record asset levels and from new farm programs intended to cushion declines in farm revenues," Johansson said.
According to the data and Secretary Vilsack, ‚ÄúMore than one million people go to work every day thanks to exports of American-grown products.‚ÄĚ
According to surveys, about half of all farmworkers in the country lack legitimate documents and live in what's often described as a "shadow world," without legal rights. The farmers who employ those workers, meanwhile, are deeply ambivalent about this situation.
Fred Abels has seen the effect of climate change on his Holland farm and he's changed his farming practices to adapt.
farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety-net decisions, said a farm policy expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Shortages of farm labor will likely persist in the long term regardless of possible changes to immigration law, according to an agricultural economist.
the advantages of this ‚Äėfarm-to-table‚Äô dining trend have not been completely realized across the entire food chain. It‚Äôs nice to think that by supporting restaurants where local ingredients are on the menu, we‚Äôve helped local farmers. But can we do more?
apples grown in our soils and shaped by our weather happen to taste better. If we could buy organic versions more easily, we could also support our local farm economy.
Since 2002, new volunteers in OSU Extension youth programs ‚ÄĒ including roughly 20,000 4-H advisers and Master Gardener volunteers across the state ‚ÄĒ have been required to have an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Activity fingerprint and background check. The new policy now requires all students, staff and volunteers working in these programs to be fingerprinted every four years.