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For Spread, the next stage of it vegetable factory development will emphasize the role of robots in the agricultural effort. The purpose of the change is to create cleaner, safer crops by significantly reducing key bacteria sources from much of the process — namely, germ-prone humans.
Vilsack on Wednesday became the third U.S. Cabinet secretary to visit Cuba this year, holding a series of meetings with Cuban officials on topics like fruit and vegetable export certification and field inspections aimed at laying the groundwork for future agricultural trade between the U.S. and Cuba.
The new market access for U.S. agricultural products is good news. On pork, Japan would eliminate duties on 80 percent of tariffs, and the gate price mechanism that has been a barrier in the past would be significantly improved.
For most of Immokalee’s field hands, blatant wage abuses and physical cruelty have largely vanished from the tomato rows. Workers hope to use 'fair food' labels to spread those reforms to rest of America's farmland.
Clear communication with your tax accountant and forward-looking tax planning can make a big difference for your farm.
The Manual offers a concise review of appropriate antibiotic use in dairy animals, and can also be used as an educational tool for farm managers as they develop their best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues
The rules focus on “prevention” and seek to combat foodborne illness before it occurs. According to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick each year from foodborne diseases.
Johanns laid out the challenge that as the nation’s producers continue to shrink in numbers they will still need to grow more food for a growing world population. In addition that rising population will occur mostly in African countries.
USDA is working to help schools buy more local fresh foods from farmers and ranchers with the release of nearly $5 million in grants for 74 projects in 39 states. In the release, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, notes: “Farm to school programs work – for schools, for producers and for communities
The agriculture industry is not the only facet of the economy that faces trials and tribulations of business dysfunction and changing trends. Today, we will focus on two businesses, with which I have worked, in the process of either closing their doors or seeking new ownership.
Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has named Bruce McPheron interim executive vice president and provost, effective Dec. 2. For the last three years, McPheron has served as the vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $50.11, a 70-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.41.
By April 1, the pond was full, ready and waiting for use by center pivots. Ninety-five percent of its water came from drain tile.
Higher expensing levels under IRS Section 179, for the past two years, have allowed farmers and business owners to take the full depreciation deduction of items such as machinery in the current tax year, with a maximum deduction of $500,000 and a phase-out threshold of $2 million.
In terms of ethanol production, corn has some competition this winter— grain sorghum. The grain, also known as milo, produces the same amount of ethanol per bushel, but uses one third less water in the process of creating the fuel. It is also used as feed, like corn
The electricity generated by the 100-megawtt wind farm in Paulding County will be enough to power more than 29,000 homes in a year. The farm is meant to support Amazon’s growing data-server business. Amazon is investing $1.1 billion to develop three data centers in central Ohio.
The goal of the program, he said, is to help young and beginning farmers learn how to become financially savvy and how to make their agricultural operations successful.
The Ohio Senate has passed its version of legislation aimed at protecting farmers who offer pick-your-own vegetables, hayrides and other activities to the visiting public from civil litigation stemming from injuries on their premises.
“There are no biologically relevant differences in the nutritional profile of AquAdvantage Salmon compared to that of other farm-raised Atlantic salmon,” the agency said in announcing the approval.
"The impact is likely to be high, affecting energy, food and water in many parts of Asia," Ancha Srinivasan, principal climate change specialist at the Asian Development Bank told CNBC's The Rundown.
The MIT study looked at 11 different possibilities of trade and internal food production under a climate change scenario. They wanted to know what would happen if countries couldn’t continue to grow all the same crops they do today
"No matter what system you have, adding cover crops to the system makes it look like magic. There is no easier way to improve yields by cover crops," he says.
The bills, known as H.B. 398 and S.B. 246, call for an amendment to the capitalization rate that would provide a more accurate agriculture value by excluding appreciation and equity buildup. And both bills also seek to protect farmers who are investing in conservation practices
Net U.S. farm income will drop 38% this year to $55.9 billion, the lowest level in more than a decade, reflecting depressed crop prices and softening dairy and hog markets, federal forecasters said Tuesday.
The Farm Service Agency recently approved a modification allowing growers on a farm with one or more tracts outside the administrative county the option to recalculate Agriculture Risk Coverage-CO benefits based on the farm's physical location