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The rates custom farm workers are paid in Ohio are rising, according to a new statewide survey of Ohio growers, farm workers and machinery operators completed by agricultural economists from Ohio State Universityâ€™s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
On a Monday in mid-July, Adam Sturm is manning the register at his grocery store. He's got local summer squash, some deep hued organic eggplant and a bevy of colorful heirloom tomatoes. And inside, Sturm has grits, eggs and more. Sturm's truck houses Adam's Mobile Market, his 5-month old local food venture. The market carries fresh local products from six local farms.
Plans for a pipeline to carry natural-gas liquids from Ohio to the Gulf Coast are progressing.
The Ohio State Fair butter surprise this year? A multitude of sculptures depicting the symbols and signs associated with Ohio, including a cardinal, a ladybug and a carnation.
WAUSEON, Ohio â€” The flat land and fertile fields of northwest Ohio are an ideal place to grow corn and soybeans and graze cattle. One farmer has decided itâ€™s also ideal for goats.
More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers' plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council's Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia.
The city wants to spread its wastewater sludge on farm fields rather than burn it and dump it into landfills. To do that, Columbus will spend $3.2 million to design storage tanks to hold the sludge.
SOLON, Ohio -- Solon residents will have the opportunity to vote on the controversial farming regulations proposed by the city this fall.
First it was tomatoes; this summer Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan fresh-market pickle producers will lose millions of dollars because farmers canâ€™t attract enough migrant workers to pick their crops.
U.S. corn remained at 76% good to excellent, while soybean's improved one point to 73% in USDA's weekly crop progress and condition report on Monday.
CENTRAL OHIO - Dozens of sick and malnourished horses are overwhelming local rescuers. The numbers continue to grow, and by Monday there were 37 horses rescued by the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
A hunger for food is something that will always be a part of our ever-growing society, but what is recently being added to the appetite of many consumers is a hunger of knowledge concerning where their food is coming from. The Ross County Farm Bureau is satisfying both cravings with their yearly Farm Factor event, a four-course progressive meal served on four different farms in the county.
Two years ago, farmers in the four-county Toledo metro area collected more than $10.5 million in direct payments from the federal government, a subsidy program that had become increasingly seen as a poor use of taxpayer money. Starting this year, those payments disappear.
WOOSTER, Ohio -- As the world population increases, so do the challenges for the agricultural industry, according to Philip Shull, an agricultural counselor for the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service. The Wooster native, most recently posted at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, described the challenges when he spoke at a Wooster Kiwanis meeting.
NEWARK â€” Persistent rain and dreary skies could not dampen the determination of visitors to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ohio State University Cooperative Extension.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game with an even closer-to-the-source experience by offering chef-prepared meals using food hooked, foraged or shot by their guests.
An independent journalist says he's found a way around the so-called "ag-gag" laws by flying drones over large livestock operations to document animal welfare problems and pollution.
BUCYRUS â€” Although a deadly virus continues to impact pigs across Ohio as fair season ramps up, one of Crawford Countyâ€™s largest livestock producers recently was successful at eradicating the disease.
PORTSMOUTH -- Prison inmates of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility have been known to work together and complete community service projects that benefit various area organizations. Most recently, the inmates have grown flats of flowers through their agriculture group and donated them to various gardens operated through the Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
Boom, then bust. Itâ€™s a scenario often played out in local economies heavily reliant on one type of industry. And itâ€™s an underlying concern for Ohio communities currently experiencing a boom in shale oil and gas development. But the cycle isnâ€™t inescapable, say Ohio State University Extension experts. They have received funding to help eastern Ohio communities.
COLUMBUS â€” Seeing an Ohio soybean crop being sprayed with herbicide in July used to be as likely as a summer snowfall on the same field. But concerns that such late-season applications of herbicides like dicamba and 2,4-D could become more common has led to the development of the Ohio Department of Agricultureâ€™s Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry (OSCR).
High prices, unrelenting demand and decent weather have Ohioâ€™s cattle herds once again on the rise. Buckeye ranchers added 2 percent to their stock this year over last, one of the few states to do so, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
Given opportunities for higher return on investment and more flexibility at harvest, experts said on-farm grain storage can be a key component of any farmerâ€™s grain marketing plan.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told farmers and agribusinesses on a trip to Missouri last week that agriculture essentially has â€˜nothing to worry aboutâ€™ and that â€˜nothing will changeâ€™ with the proposed Clean Water Act rule. Yet many of the 204,416 public comments submitted so far to regulations.gov on the rule suggest the agency has a ways to go to convince the industry.