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The Ohio Department of Health reports that nearly 31 percent of all septic systems in Ohio are failing. A failing system could indicate a number of problems, but it doesnâ€™t necessarily mean the homeowner will have to replace the entire system
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
On the same day when leaders of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association were complaining about the EPAâ€™s two-year delay in issuing ethanol and biodiesel blending levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the EPA announced a decision that critics say will make it easier for biodiesel plants in Argentina to export to the U.S.
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.
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.
The Congressional Budget Office weighed in this week with a revised baseline that shows annual payments to farmers could average $4.8 billion over the next decade â€” a nearly 50 percent increase over what CBO had predicted less than a year ago after passage of the 2014 farm bill
Urban agriculture can include anything from community vegetable gardens run by non-profit groups, to for-profit companies producing anything from gourmet salad greens to mushrooms, he said.
Black Swamp Conservancy will serve as an organization for Ohioâ€™s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program. As a non-profit land trust, the conservancy is dedicated to protecting and conserving natural and agricultural lands in northwest Ohio.
Itâ€™s a win-win for consumers and growers because consumers get delicious, fresh and mostly, if not all, organic produce throughout the growing season, and growers have the financial support from their customers at the beginning of the season.
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.
Owl Creek Farm began in 2011, as Ruter took nearly 430 acres and began to populate them with bison from Colorado and Indiana. Fast forward to 2015, and Ruter has 64 head and plans to have about 80 by September.
The census is really useful in terms of defining what the industry works like, what the various sectors of the industry look like, and thereby helping us to understand the environment that weâ€™re making policy in and trying to operate in.
Corn ethanol had dodged the latest bullet in Congress, but attempts to weaken or repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard are likely to be attached to must-pass legislation in Congress all year.
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.
TPA defines U.S. negotiating objectives and priorities for trade agreements and establishes consultation and notification requirements for the president to follow throughout the negotiation process. Once negotiators finalize a deal, Congress gets an up or down vote â€” without amendments â€” on it. Congress has granted TPA to every president since 1974,
The reason is simple. It is costing egg producers $40 per chicken to comply with the new cage rule. It comes to $2 million for a small operation involving 50,000 chickens. A number of out-of-state producers in places such as Iowa and Ohio that have real winters in order to comply have also had to add heating. More space means chickens arenâ€™t staying warm simply from body heat
An Ohio House committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday to discuss water quality and harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The hearing by the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee is being held early Thursday afternoon at a farm in Van Wert in western Ohio
The grading system is a proposal of the International Maple Syrup Institute and seeks a unified grading system that will help unite everyone from producers to consumers. It includes a color class that is also based on flavor, and specific criteria related to quality, labels and production.
Classes typically run about three hours, Hoover said. Participants will receive a three-ring binder with standard operating procedure templates and record-keeping templates, presentation handouts and a certificate of participation.
Egg prices are soaring in California, where the USDA says the average price for a dozen jumbo eggs is $3.16, up from $1.18 a dozen a year ago, and in some parts of the state itâ€™s more than $5. The Iowa State University Egg Industry Center says retail egg prices in California are 66% higher than in other parts of the West.
The drone will fly out of the Springfield Municipal Airport and must remain at or below 400 feet above ground level. It will collect sensor data during planting and harvest seasons. That data will be processed and analyzed by students in the schoolâ€™s precision agriculture program and then shared with the farmers.
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,
Average diesel prices for 2015 are forecast to be about $1 lower than last year.
The first area that Miller suggested filers pay particular attention to this year is equipment repairs, and whether or not those repairs can be capitalized.
Deer farmers and preserve managers argue that their operations provide a boon to rural economies that are strapped for ways to make a living. Ohio, for instance, is home to between 500 and 550 facilities that breed deer or host private hunts,