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- Statement on Gov. Kasich’s announcement of Ohio’s commitment to water quality
- Ohio Farm Bureau’s response to the Toledo water crisis
- Senate Bill 150: Separating facts and fiction
- Ohio water research and resources
- AFBF pushes back against U.S. EPA’s ‘federal land grab’
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The Athens-based Appalachian Center for Economic Networks has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as one of 10 rural enterprise agencies to receive a grant to support job growth and business development in rural communities.
The Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s public release of farmersâ€™ and ranchersâ€™ personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a Minnesota federal court late Friday.
WASHINGTON, D. C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday sent $2 million to Ohio to fight farm runoff that contributes to algae blooms. The USDA's Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide the money to farmers who plant cover crops that fight erosion.
The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) has selected three projects and programs related to the human-animal bond that will be awarded grant funding during the 2014 fiscal year. This yearâ€™s AFL grant application process resulted in a record number of applicants.
Reflecting the nationâ€™s increased appetite for locally grown food, the number of farmers markets in Ohio has tripled during the last 10 years, with Ohioâ€™s more than 300 markets ranking behind only California, New York and Michigan, according to a report released this month.
DEFIANCE â€” On Tuesday, an Ohio State University professor began the conversation with area producers about their Farm Bill program choices for the 2014-18 crop years during a meeting held at Defiance College.
OTTAWA â€” Jim Hoorman, assistant professor with Ohio State University Extension and Putnam County Extension educator, is working with farmers in China on improving their water, land and air.
NEWARK â€“ Representatives of the county and Trillium Farm Holdings LLC are working together to control truck traffic and road wear at egg farm facilities in the countyâ€™s northwestern corner.
While the appeal of using unmanned aerial systems by farmers and growers to aid in farm operations is growing in popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Farmers already seeing corn and soybeans prices plummet as the markets expect bountiful harvests. There are some potential safety nets that might help protect them financially, two Purdue University agricultural economists said.
Agriculture is vital and every state plays a unique role in feeding, fueling and clothing our nation. Farm Policy Facts is pleased to unveil a new interactive map highlighting state-specific agriculture contributions across America.
A harsh winter and cold spring has caused a host of issues for farmers this year, but local growers report that their yields are bouncing back in the best way.
An increasing number of customers is turning to Community Supported Agriculture programs, in which customers can subscribe to a local farm for fresh produce from a familiar face.
Ohioâ€™s political leaders are calling for more studies to find out why the algal blooms are increasing and how to control them. A number of environmental groups say itâ€™s time for strict regulations on the agriculture industry. But how much of a role do the farms play? Researchers already know some of the answers, yet there are still many unknowns.
Bill Myers and his family members have been growing beans, corn, alfalfa hay and wheat on their 2,000 acres since the 1800's at Myers Farms in Oregon. The Lucas County Farm Bureau president commonly plants cover crop in his fields. The practice keeps nutrient-rich soil in the fields, and prevents fertilizer run-off into the water system.
The feral swine that have been invading Ohio in recent year can weigh up to 200 pounds and cause significant destruction to crops and property. They can also be dangerous.
A giant algae bloom is still making the waters in the western part of Lake Erie look like a thick, green pea soup. Toxins in that muck seeped into the water supply of Toledo, Ohio, last weekend, forcing officials to ban nearly half a million people from using tap water. A big cause of the algae proliferation isn't a mystery â€” it's crop runoff. And local farmers are on the defensive.
DEFIANCE â€” Approximately 100 local farmers gathered Thursday evening to discuss what many northwest Ohio residents have been talking about for weeks â€” the recent Toledo water crisis.
n response to the recent drinking water ban in Toledo, three senators from Ohioâ€™s Lake Erie counties have introduced SB 356 to expand and accelerate fertilizer certification legislation passed earlier this year. Senators Brown, Cafaro and Turnerâ€™s proposal would add â€śmanureâ€ť to the definition of â€śfertilizerâ€ť for purposes of the fertilizer certification program enacted this May in SB 150.
Livestock manure is a nutrient-packed resource that should not be categorized, classified or regulated in the same way as human waste, according to Dr. Pius Ndegwa, Washington State University Biological Systems Engineering School associate professor and livestock manure specialist.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dairy and agriculture economists and policy experts with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will hold meetings across the state as part of an effort to help farmers learn more about the 2014 farm bill and how it can impact dairy producers.
Agriculture is a cornerstone of the Midwest economy. In some states, it may even become a right. That's what unofficially happened in Missouri on Tuesday when voters approved the so-called "right to farm" in the form of an amendment to the state Constitution.
Experts say one of the contributing factors to the algal blooms is phosphorous run off from farm fields, but a number of local farmers are using technology to cut down on that run off. 13abc's Lissa Guyton toured an Ottawa County farm today that's been on the cutting edge of cutting back on fertilizer use.
In response to the water challenges recently faced in the city of Toledo, Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi-agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies.
It has become a common occurrence in eastern Ohio to see oil and gas related pipelines being installed through pastures and crop fields. While many sections of these lines are installed and reseeded to the farmerâ€™s satisfaction, some are not.