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he wait for sweet corn proved longer than usual this year because of the harsh winter. With fields frozen, planting was delayed, said Mike Hogan, extension educator in agriculture and natural resources for the Ohio State University Extension in Franklin County.
An old city park on the Maumee River could soon become a demonstration site â€” complete with a farm field â€” to show the beneficial alternative uses of material dredged from the Toledo harbor shipping channel.
Once a niche business, locally grown foods arenâ€™t just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to major institutions, eliminating scores of middlemen from farm to fork.
One aspect of American agriculture that has been demonized over the past year is the collection of data. It grabbed many no-so-accepting headlines when the questions arose about not only what the data may be used for and who can use the data, but also who actually owns the data. One company that is taking an industry-changing approach is Climate Corporation.
Even though spring was chilly and wet, crops in Ohio have bounced back from delayed starts. Crops have flourished during the summer months, so much so that record amounts may be attained.
Sen. Shannon Jones, R-Springboro, said Senate Bill 334 is designed to address many of the liability and regulatory challenges that affect the stateâ€™s agritourism industry. â€śAgritourism welcomes visitors to take part in operations on a farm; these activities can range from participating in a hayride to picking your own apples,â€ť she said.
Members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals visited the farm of Russ and Mendy Sellman in rural Galion as part of its summer outreach program
The recent paper Impact of Climate Change on the Water Cycle and Implications for Agriculture has tipped higher latitude areas for more rain in winter and summer.
Farmers interested in learning more about the 2014 Farm Bill and its impact on commodity programs can hear from industry experts during meetings scheduled for August 18, 19 and September 16 who will provide insight into the legislation and its impact on agriculture.
On July 9, a national group that included Ohio farmers and business leaders, took part in the National Day of Action for Immigration Reform â€” an effort to remind Washington lawmakers and the media about the importance of immigrant labor at U.S. farms.