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While he stopped short of a full endorsement, Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa this week said the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s recommendations to modernize the state’s Current Agricultural Use Value, or CAUV, property tax formula have a good deal of merit.
Beef lovers aren’t the only ones with sticker shock from the shrinking U.S. cattle herd. Fewer cows also mean tighter supply of hides used in luxury-car upholstery, handbags, shoes and dog collars.
Last month, the National Milk Producers Federation Board of Directors voted that participation be made mandatory, with a compliance date of Dec. 31, 2016. Farms will now have to have a FARM audit done once every three years.
The former Iowa governor, who will surpass former President Bill Clinton's longtime agriculture secretary, Dan Glickman, has been in the position since the start of the Obama administration in January 2009
Carroll County — southeast of Canton and about an hour’s drive from Akron — remains the No. 1 drilling hot spot in Ohio with 282 wells that are producing, another 83 that have been drilled, 13 that are being drilled and 62 more that have been permitted. Those 440 Utica wells surpass the total for any other Ohio county, and that number could reach 2,000 before the boom ends.
Corn and soybean harvest officially entered the homestretch in the last few days -- for many, not quite as soon as they'd prefer on account of the blast winter temperatures and precipitation over the weekend -- and it's likely to wrap up given one more small weather window, farmers and analysts say.
While most producers are expected to wait until much closer to the March 31 deadline, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that sign up for the 2014 farm law's crop coverage safety net program has begun
The role of farm broadcasting, ag radio, and television is just as important today as it was when I was a child listening on my family farm in Illinois. Even with advances in technology, farm broadcasting remains a vital tool for communicating with producers today
The farm bill's new programs were meant to cost the taxpayer less by replacing a nearly two-decade-old scheme of direct cash payments to farmers, which were about $5 billion a year and were made regardless of need.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the number of railcars hauling grain is up from last year by 15 percent, but some grain elevators say otherwise. Some have speculated the oil and gas industry is to blame for some of the backlog, which has increased by 13 percent since 2013.
The American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S.’s largest agricultural trade group, isn’t pushing for Mr. Obama to act without Congress, saying such a move would hurt the effort to pass more durable changes to the immigration system through laws.
Emerging technologies that give farmers ways to make precise, targeted responses to crop stresses are expected to figure prominently in the efforts to make farming more productive and efficient.
Roberts also noted that he has not yet been elected chairman, and he said it would be premature to talk about his committee agenda until he is chosen and has discussed priorities with the rest of his panel's members, both Republican and Democratic.
This year, the presidential flock is being raised by Cooper Farms in Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Cooper Farm, located in Boehner's 8th District and led by campaign supporter Gary Cooper, will furnish the fine fowl that will serve as America’s top bird. Gary Cooper was selected to chair the National Turkey Federation. In keeping with the 66-year tradition, the NTF head supplies the annual national turkey to the President.
Ohio MarketMaker currently hosts one of the most extensive collections of searchable food industry-related data in the country. The web-based program contains demographic, food consumption and business data that users can search to find products to buy, or find a place to sell their products.
Lawmakers looking for ways to deal with toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and elsewhere started moving legislation yesterday that seeks to stop farms in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on frozen fields.
"Harvest provides a great opportunity to think through production-related questions and determine what practices and inputs should be evaluated next year,"
Some Midwestern farmers can get a share of $4 million from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to help improve the health of honey bees; however; Ohio farmers will have to wait a little longer for funding.
The federal assistance announced in the Midwest will provide support to farmers to implement conservation practices that will provide food sources for honey bees.
When Dawn and Lee Lichtenwalner left Las Vegas in 2008 to take up permanent residence at their 11-acre Leetonia, Ohio, vacation property, turning it into a full-time farming operation was not part of the plan. It took little to convince her husband, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 20 years service who was working for the IRS, to take the risk with her.
An Ohio State University Extension educator has been named president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.
Four workshops designed to teach Certified Crop Advisers how to help farmers develop nutrient management plans will be offered by agronomists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
According to a report released in October at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue, there’s a great need now for young agricultural professionals.
The report includes a detailed analysis of enrollment and workforce trends in six agriculture fields:
A weed in the field’s going to take moisture, going to take sunlight, nutrients away from the plants surrounding it. And that’s why we have to keep clean fields.