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- County Farm Bureau annual meetings announced
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“Sunshine and dry weather would be appreciated statewide,” reads the last sentence of Monday’s Ohio Crop Weather Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Great Lakes Region.
The Dormant Mineral Act governs the ownership rights of minerals that have been severed from the surface lands. It establishes conditions and procedures by which the ownership of mineral rights are preserved with the mineral holder or abandoned to the owner of the surface lands.
The proposal would create 10 pot farms across Ohio for commercial marijuana production and allow individuals older than 21 to grow the crop for personal use
Changing diets in emerging countries will boost global demand for meat and dairy products in the next 10 years, shifting grain supply towards livestock feed as use of crop-based biofuel is curbed by lower oil prices, the FAO and OECD said.
Land-grant universities are leading the way to ensure the growing population has access to nutritious food in the context of changing climate and the extreme weather events, diminishing land and water resources, and the need for ensuring positive health outcomes, while helping create jobs and promoting family and community well being.
For years, biofuels have been seen as an important part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And airlines, with their concentration around airports and use of the same kind of fuel, have been seen as a promising customer in a biofuels industry that has struggled to gain traction.
Producers are reminded of the annual acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates there are 85.1 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2015, up 2 percent from last year and setting a new record high. In contrast, growers planted an estimated 88.9 million acres to corn, the lowest corn acreage in the United States in the last half a decade.
A group of scientists have issued a statement calling on Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize agroecology—the science of managing agricultural lands and minimizing the impact on the environment—when funding agricultural research.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016.
Amid the flooded fields of northwest Ohio in late June, officials from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) announced $17.5 million from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help protect water quality in the western basin of Lake Erie.
A delegation of foreign wheat purchasers and traders visited the research being done at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, June 26.
Persistent rains throughout most of Ohio during the latter two-thirds of June have done a real number on corn and soybean fields. The crops, which just two weeks ago were mostly in good condition, are now considered only fair, with a rising percentage in poor shape.
President Barack Obama signed fast track trade legislation Monday that most farm groups hope will lead to lower tariffs on U.S. ag exports to Pacific Rim nations and Europe.
Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that a West Lafayette veteran violated village law by owning ducks he deemed therapeutic.
With avian influenza taking a terrible toll on egg laying operations to the west, Ohio has moved to the top of the list of egg production by state.
Northwest Ohio experienced a downpour over the weekend that capped off an especially rainy June and area farmers are feeling the impact.
Farmers in the western Lake Erie basin can start submitting applications July 1 for $17.5 million in federal money to pay for cover crops, drainage strategies, and other measures aimed at keeping algae-feeding pollutants out of the lake.
Corn is not only the largest single crop grown today, but was one of the first grown by the settlers in the early 19th century. Then, corn was primarily used as either food or livestock feed. Today, about one fourth of the field corn grown in Fairfield County is consumed as livestock feed.
Continuing rain that kept growers from replanting fields washed out by prior rains also has caused concern that there won't be time to replant.
Greg Peterson, a Saline County, Kan., farmer, is part of the YouTube sensation known as the Peterson Farm Brothers, along with his brothers, Nathan and Kendal.
Call it farm-vertising. These ads promise to demonstrate that fast food isn’t the product of a global industrial complex shipping food in to a central processing kitchen and then trucking products out to the McDonald’s on the corner. They would have use believe that it’s our friendly neighborhood grocer buying from local backyards who is responsible for our Big Macs.
“People are sharing what they know so that that information can be taken and be used elsewhere and promote any successful farming practices,” she said.
United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties and the Clark County Farm Bureau hosted 167 second- and third-graders from the Springfield City School District at the event, which started four years ago.
"Trade agreements are a driving force behind expanded U.S. exports, which means U.S. companies can provide more, better paying jobs. Last year, American agricultural exports grew to a record $152.5 billion, and the past six years represent the strongest in history for U.S. agricultural trade. Still, ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside of our borders.