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- Farm Bureau supports new nutrient bill
- Ohio Farm Bureau's State Priority Issues for 2015
- Special CAUV meeting scheduled for March 5
- A look at Ohio’s property tax system
- Do your homework before applying for federal funds for renewable energy
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The report shows that U.S. corn farmers surpassed many records in 2014, growing the largest crop on record, at 14.2 billion bushels, with a record national average yield of 171.0 bushels per acre.
â€ś2014 was an interesting year to be a farmer â€” the farm bill passed, the property tax increased and the price of corn fell, and Toledo had no water for three days. That means 2015 will be a critical year to be a farmer advocate. Now is the time to deliver our farmer advocate message and deliver it loudly,â€ť said Steve Hirsch, OFBF president
Stark County dairy farmer Frank Burkett III, of Clardale Farms, has invested in life insurance as a way of being prepared.
So taxpayers aren't paying farmers not to farm, but rather to farm differently. And after 25 years, farmers large and small are finally getting the message.
School board fired teacher for Facebook comments about animals on dairy farms.
â€śWe wanted to expand our reach,â€ť Hastings said of the dairyâ€™s May through October group, school and day camp agritourism events such as â€śCow Tales Adventuresâ€ť and the â€śMilk From Cow to Bottle Tour.â€ť â€śWe started the agritourism not knowing what we were doing,â€ť Hastings admitted
Some grain farmers already see the burden as too big. They are taking an extreme step, one not widely seen since the 1980s: breaching lease contracts, reducing how much land they will sow this spring and risking years-long legal battles with landlords.
Late last month, someone broke in, cut off ventilators, boosted the temperature controls and wiped out all but a few hundred chickens.
While a CAUV is determined by a number of factors, including yield, crop price and production costs, a lower capitalization rate results in a higher property value.
â€śWe need to do a good job educating kids about whatâ€™s available in the area. One of the ways to do that is to reach out to the kids when theyâ€™re very young through 4-H and FFA. We share information about potential careers in classrooms,â€ť said Judy Villard-Overocker, Richland County director for The Ohio State University Extension.