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- How large of an increase have you seen in your farmland property value this year
- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
- Bill addresses concerns about state’s agritourism activities
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Farmers, and farmer-led organizations, have called for the public and private sectors to work together to develop production solutions that will improve yields and provide long-term investment returns.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 organizations in Ohio and 26 other states for grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic development activity in rural areas. The announcement culminates a week in which the department has been highlighting products that are Made In Rural America.
Many traders were concerned that the early rallies were just short covering and that when the funds were done buying their short positions back the market would return to test lows in the market. Why were they concerned by this?
The Ohio antlerless deer permits may not be the bargain they have been in recent years. In fact, they are completely worthless in more than a few counties.
The first case of chronic wasting disease in Ohio was confirmed Thursday from a single buck on a deer farm in Holmes County.
â€śThe changing market conditions will likely spur shifts in farmland values, rental rates, balance sheets and the competitive landscape,â€ť said Leonard Sahling, director of CoBankâ€™s Knowledge Exchange division.
There is still much to learn about the evolution and management of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). For now, though, one of the best on farm approaches for addressing this potentially costly problem is to sample fields.
Land-owners should ask themselves numerous questions before signing an easement to allow an oil or natural-gas pipeline to be built across their property, a representative of the Ohio Farm Bureau said Monday.
Among those questions are these: What is the type and purpose of the pipeline? What is its diameter? And what is its distance?
His father was working alone when he apparently went into the grain bin because the corn had stopped flowing. Although it's not clear exactly what happened, Beck suspects a hollow space had formed under the top crust, an effect known as bridging.
ALLIANCE â€” Expertly climbing from the cab of a John Deere silage chopper, 2-year-old Linden Fannin was all business at the Columbiana and Stark County Farm Bureausâ€™ first Farm Frenzy event Oct. 18, held at the Mile Branch Grange in Alliance.
It is no secret that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that the large-scale investment in agriculture, with its high yield seeds and fertilizers, is the surest path out of poverty and hunger. Not everyone is so sure, though.
Two years ago, Kate McNellis was earning a six-figure salary as a New York City fashion designer, cranking out cutting-edge styles for Victoria's Secret, Ann Taylor and Kohl's. Today, the 36-year-old is a fledgling vegetable farmer in New York state's far less frenetic Hudson Valley, hoping to clear a few thousand dollars next year as she begins to build her business.
â€śIf we experience a frost or freeze in November or December with late-planted wheat, the crops could see some problems,â€ť she said. â€śBut if the weather holds in November and December, the wheat should be fine.
Depending on the variety grown, Ohioâ€™s vineyards counted grape losses between 29 percent and 97 percent this summer, according to the Ohio Agricultural Research Development Center.
The Ohio Farm Bureau announced this week it plans to ramp up its annual examination of the Current Agricultural Use Value tax formula after many farmers expressed outrage about large tax bills.
even though it may look pretty good initially, the grass really may not be so green outside of CAUV. And, if we fail to tread lightly in this political quest for greener grasses, we may just find that the fence is stronger and we canâ€™t get back in to where the grass was pretty green in the first place.
Farm incomes are down. That means farmers and their families may have less money to spend when they buy gas, groceries, parts or anything else on Main Street or elsewhere around their small towns. And, it's starting to hit those small towns ha
TMK Bakersville, which has owned its own drone for about a year, is at the forefront of drone use in the area. Agronomists, or plant and soil scientists who study how to improve growing crops, at the County Road 97 site near Newcomerstown have been using a drone for field scouting for no charge at farms in Coshocton, Muskingum and Tuscarawas counties.
No till farming shows promise in dry regions but causes lower yields in cold, moist areas
No-till farming, a key conservation agriculture strategy that avoids conventional plowing and otherwise disturbing the soil, may not bring a hoped-for boost in crop yields in much of the world, according to an extensive new meta-analysis by an international team led by the University of California, Davis.
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last â€” at least in the United States.
While it is unlikely that legislative change will take place prior to property tax bills coming due in January, efforts to re-examine the CAUV formula have ramped up at the state level, according to Amy Milam, director of legal education at the Ohio Farm Bureau
BARNESVILLE â€” Dickinson Cattle Company of Barnesville won 13 World and Expo Horn Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Okla., ending with the fiercest of competition on Oct. 18. The final measuring was in the Cox Convention Center in downtown OKC. These are the worldâ€™s two largest cattle competitions.
The bottom line is that Ohio landowners should prepare for pipeline construction, and that means being aware of what pipelines are being considered.
â€śAs oil prices pull down it does have a tendency to put downside pressure of all energy inputs,â€ť said Bob Young, senior economist with The American Farm Bureau Federation. â€śWhether that be for the direct purchase of energy to run the tractor, to heat the barns or the house and even fertilizer prices will be affected if prices stay this low or lower for the next several months.â€ť