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More than 275 attended the Ohio Cattlemenâ€™s Association annual meeting and banquet Jan. 24 at the Nationwide Conference Center in Lewis Center, on the outskirts of Columbus.
The 2015 Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference will feature topics related to the trends, technology and tradition in agriculture Feb. 4-5, as well as a keynote address from Chris Jahn, president of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), during OABAâ€™s Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting on Feb. 4.
We talked to the next generation of farmers, students, ag educators and millennials who play supporting roles in agriculture.
Two new maps released Friday (Jan. 16) considerably improve estimates of the amount of land farmed in the world â€” one map reveals the world's agricultural lands to a resolution of 1 kilometer,
"While lower grade land has seen drops in value near 15% from recent highs, top quality crop and grazing land still bring solid prices as owner operators and investors seek to expand their operations with the most productive land," said Randy Dickhut, AFM, Vice President of Real Estate Operations of Farmers National Company.
Hite will be serving his third term as Agriculture Committee chairman, and will be serving as Finance Subcommittee on Education chairman for the first time.
Farm animal care doesn't just impact farmers â€“ it's an issue that has expanded to concern consumers, food suppliers and animal welfare advocates, panelists participating in Wednesday's Food Dialogues presentation agreed.
A couple of years ago, farm lending for big-ticket purchases -- fueled by high grain prices and farm incomes -- was strong while operating loans were scraping the floor. Corn and soybean farmers were making a lot of money and turning around and reinvesting it in their businesses through capital purchases.
Now, the opposite is true.
"What's happening is (farmers) have their children and grandchildren starting to farm with some of these farm groups," Boblenz said. "It used to be one or two people invested in these farm operations. Now, you have several sons and grandkids," and they have to increase their farm land to provide for the livelihoods of each.
A Wood County Common Pleas Court judge issued a handwritten order on Wednesday, directing the Ohio Department of Agriculture to return the exotic animals that agents had tranquilized and seized hours earlier from the farm off Fremont Pike