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agriculture is a technology and has been a technology since we first sowed wheat grasses on the banks of the Nile thousands of years ago. We have to be realistic about that. We have to lose our complete addiction to these romantic images of what farming
Americans throw away more than a third of what they buy â€” that's almost $400 a year per person, or more than an average month's worth of groceries. In 2010, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food from U.S. retailers, restaurants and homes was tossed.
The nationâ€™s rising population, urban expansion and growing wealth are coupled with a reduction in the quality and amount of land and water available for farming, the report said. Chinaâ€™s largest pork processor is poised to takeover Smithfield Food Inc. as the pressure encourages companies to look overseas to meet food demand.
The demand for blueberries has exploded in recent years thanks to consumers who covet the tiny, sweet, blue fruit for its many health benefits
Yvonne Lesicko, the senior director of legislative and regulatory policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau, said she thought Boehnerâ€™s choice to back this incarnation of the farm bill was good news both for the bill and for his home state.
He said the rule governing the floor debate on the Committeeâ€™s bill would allow amendments to be offered to every title including the commodity and nutrition programs.
Letâ€™s say you have a great recipe for cheesecakes. You make them for every occasion and even give them as gifts. Pretty soon, people are asking if they could buy them from you. A seed is planted. Could you make a living baking cheesecakes?
With this in mind, Arnold said the first thing landowners need to consider with a proposed pipeline on their property are its type and purpose as well as its diameter and pressure.
An overhaul of dairy policy and a new insurance program for dairy farmers included in the farm bill have passionately divided farm-state lawmakers. Most importantly, it has caused a rift between House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota.
At a time of Washington gridlock, when not much of anything is being resolved, Farm Bureau is not only seeing action on three of its policy priorities, we are setting the course. We are being proactive and strategic in recognizing and making the most of opportunities to move our policy agenda forward.
Farm Progress Show recently signed a cooperation agreement with Expoagro, a major outdoor farm show in Argentina.
West Virginia and Appalachian Ohio have a lot in common beyond their shared state border. With a strong agricultural heritage, these vast rural areas are known for their forest and timber industries, and they are integrating food systems into local economic development
The agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, moved to steady Asian and European nerves about US wheat exports on Wednesday, saying there was no indication that rogue GM wheat had entered into the greater food supply
As far as the feral pigs are concerned, he said, state investigators know people are relocating them. â€śThatâ€™s not a situation in which theyâ€™ve migrated naturally,â€ť Kohler said. â€śThe highway system is how those animals were moved, and thatâ€™s pretty obvious.â€ť
The House opens debate Tuesday on a new five-year farm bill with Republicans encouraged by their vote count but faced with continued infighting among commodity groups over the shape of future subsidies.
So a Canadian researcher named Thierry Chopin is pushing to develop a less expensive technology that could be used to clean up the many fish farms that are already operating in coastal waters.
Supporters and critics close to the legislative debate that resulted in the General Assembly's decision to place the proposal on the ballot hold different opinions about the purpose and potential of the proposed amendment.
Who â€“ or what - is killing farm animals in Butler County?
Two miniature ponies were found dead in a field on Springfield Road Tuesday night - adjacent to the farm where 10 animals were killed or mutilated four weeks ago,
Emergence remains slow, especially in the northwest Midwest, which could receive more heavy rain this week.
Sheriffâ€™s deputies in Paulding, Ohio, are investigating reports that batteries are being stolen from farm tractors and barns. The thieves have been targeting tractors parked in fields or along roads, police said.
The statewide planting progress reports from USDA also show a normal planting season for Ohio. While planting progress started out slow, corn and soybean planting was right on pace with the five-year average by the May 12 progress report and then moved ahead of the planting pace later in May.
Gee served as OSU president for two terms, from 1990-1997 and 2007 to present. During his tenure as president, Gee has been an acclaimed leader at OSU. He has enhanced the universityâ€™s academic profile as Ohio State has become a highly selective, top-tier public research institution.
Now the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has targeted six major streams â€” the Maumee, Sandusky, Cuyahoga, Wabash, Scioto and Great Miami rivers â€”to begin monitoring and reducing pollution that exacerbates the algae.
The red tape and glacial pace of the legislative process in Washington irritate the two-term Republican congressman, a Bay Village native who spent three decades as a Holmes County hog farmer before becoming an Ohio legislator and a U.S. House of Representatives member.
The Senateâ€™s farm bill cloture vote Thursday morning poses a critical test for the Agriculture Committee leadership, which needs a strong showing to clear the way for passage Monday and begin to heal the breach sparked by revisions in the commodity title.