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â€śI think you can ban the use of certain fertilizers, coming up with segregation systems where fertilizers are used is a possibility, too. You have to go where the science leads you,â€ť Mr. FitzGerald said.
That broad application of an ag-based education is a growing trend, according to Jill Tyson, coordinator of prospective student services at OSUâ€™s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
This yearâ€™s winners, representing the five soil and water conservation districts in the state, were Gerald and Cheryl Whipple of Ottawa County; Steve and Beth Fulton of Medina County; Casey Clemens of Morgan County; Bruce and Carol Goodwin of Warren County; and Karl and Kevin Elder of Fairfield County.
Farmers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who suffered losses as a result of freezing weather between Jan. 1 and April 17 are eligible for help from the federal government.
â€śThe 2014 Farm Science Review was bigger and better than ever,â€ť said Chuck Gamble, Review manager. â€śWeâ€™ve had a lot of positive feedback from both exhibitors and attendees about their show experience, and weâ€™re very pleased with our attendance numbers this week.â€ť
Some of the state farm bureaus have also given less weight to views on the farm bill in their midterm endorsements because the current legislation will last until 2019. The Iowa Farm Bureau's questionnaire for statewide candidates this year didn't include a single question about the farm bill because it had already passed, said Bell.
â€śI think we are in the era of $3.50-$4 corn and $9.50-$10 soybeans,â€ť Roberts said.
At a luncheon this week during the Ohio State University Farm Science Review, an annual agriculture trade show held near London, McPheron outlined work thatâ€™s already begun to address the root causes of the pollution.
â€śAgriculture is for everyone, but many people donâ€™t realize just how important women are to an operationâ€™s success,â€ť she said. â€śTheyâ€™re the wife, the finance person, the mother, the go-fer, the shuttle-bus driver. â€śTheyâ€™re also often the owner-operator, and have been the largest growing segment of the food/ag business sector.that.â€ť
hey simulated the impact of climate change on agricultural production over the course of the 21st century and found that two-thirds of all land potentially suitable for agricultural use is already under cultivation.
During the Vice Presidentâ€™s lunch at the Farm Science Review on Tuesday, September 16, Dean Bruce McPheron described the Field to Faucet initiative as an end-to-end solution.
â€śSome of the things will be short term wins, some of them we know will be longer term wins,â€ť said McPheron. â€śBut we have to be working on them today.â€ť
I'm very positive about this industry despite the challenges, despite the issues,â€ť Vilsack said at a conference sponsored by Growth Energy, an ethanol trade group. â€śI want you to know that I'm committed, that the administration is committed. You cannot let one decision . . . slow the process downâ€ť
â€śThis is an opportunity for producers to think strategically about the farm, its cash flow, its exposure to risk, and the means available to manage the risk,â€ť he said. â€śThe confluence of a lower price environment and the farm program decision provides a meaningful opportunity to consider your objectives for the farm.â€ť
The farm still offers apple tours, but it has expanded its educational offerings to the point where 15,000 youngsters annually participate in four different tours.
the country is seeing "growing numbers of very small and very large farms and declining numbers of mid-sized farms."
Kok said the focus should be â€śqualityâ€ť no-till, which means using cover crops, buffer strips, crop rotation and paying attention to detail.
Ohio AgrAbility conducts on-site assessments for the worker to determine how he or she performs their job and helps find solutions that will meet their needs. Often those solutions involve some form of assistive technology
Daniel Dayton and Erika Gutierrez of Old Milburnie Farm near Knightdale helped lead one of the forums on small farms building relationships with restaurants and farmers markets.
"We are seeing a small amount that being one to one and a half pounds per acre of material coming off. It's because we have 4.3 million acres of agriculture production that that adds up to some significant amounts that we need to work on," says Greg LaFarge
With farmers, the cover-crop and fertilizer school pushes are seen as just a start. A bill enacted by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Gov. John Kasich in June mandated training classes for many farmers and the establishment of a certification in fertilizer application.
The group Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules.
OHIO â€” After requesting $18 million from the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, Ohio landowners and farmland protection organizations received $8.3 million in funding.
More than four years ago, environmental groups asked a federal court to order the Environmental Protection Agency to decide whether to ban a widely used pesticide that scientists have linked to illnesses in children. They settled the case in November 2011 after the EPA said it would make a decision within a year. On Wednesday, the same organizations filed a lawsuit, asking for a firm deadline.
The Ohio Farmers Union will bring together scientists and agricultural experts in late September in a forum on seeking solutions for the annual algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie. OFU President Joe Logan said itâ€™s important for farmers to acknowledge their part in Lake Erieâ€™s woes.
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