News & Events

Here’s Your Chance to Snag a Farm in a National Park

Published Jul. 30, 2015

The chickens, hogs, and humans living the farm life in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) might soon have new neighbors.

Grain Movement: Midwest corn goes to Southeast markets

Published Jul. 21, 2015

What corn is available is being shipped to the southeast to either poultry producers or ethanol plants. That remains the best market for August and first-half September positions. However, that market should close in a few weeks when corn harvest starts in that region.

Genetically modified seeds are changing agriculture

Published Jul. 27, 2015

“It’s made raising a healthy crop easier,” said Davis, who farms 3,600 acres of corn and soybeans in Delaware County. “We can do it non-GMO, but we’d need more pesticide and labor. (GMOs) make it a lot easier on the farmer. “We all want safe, economical food, and this is how we can do it for the masses.”

Funds flow into agriculture as El Nino threatens crops

Published Jul. 27, 2015

Funds are flowing back into agricultural commodities for the first time since 2012 as investors look to capitalize on cheap prices, bullish demand and the threat of crop damage from an El Nino weather pattern

Four Land Trends Worth Watching

Published Jul. 21, 2015

This is an interesting time to talk agricultural real estate, because we're starting to see the ripple effects of lower commodity prices. Here are four trends we're noticing based on conversations with our real estate friends.

Few science museums use the word 'agriculture' to teach

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Katie Stofer found this gap when she surveyed 29 science museums in cities of all sizes across the U.S., and her findings are published in a new study in the journal Science Education & Civic Engagement. "Unfortunately, we have effectively separated agriculture from the other sciences," said Stofer,

Farming in the Sky: Inside a Wall Street-Backed Vertical Farm

Published Jul. 31, 2015

Vertical farming isn’t new. The concept—growing crops indoors in stacked layers— has actually been around for over a decade, but it’s only now becoming more prevalent in the United States as well as a hot new area for big investors.

Farmers needed for Field Water Quality Monitoring Project

Published Jul. 30, 2015

Ohio State University Extension is asking farmers in the Maumee River Basin to help with a water monitoring research project looking at Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus (DRP) losses from fields.

Evolution Ag announces opening of new Plain City location

Published Jul. 24, 2015

After over three years of planning and construction during the past 12 months, Evolution Ag announced the opening of its new dealership south of Delaware at 13275 US 42, Plain City (intersection of Jerome road and SR 42). The 45,000 square foot facility has been designed to serve not only the agricultural community but the suburban homeowner as well.

Court: Grain bins not taxed as real property

Published Jul. 28, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that nonpermanent grain storage bins are personal property and are not to be taxed as real property, as they have been in some Ohio counties, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Agricultural Law Leah Curtis.