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In the film, Moll goes behind-the-scenes and follows six young American farmers and ranchers whose passion for their jobs is extremely inspirational. In doing so, Farmland takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers who are in their 20s, all of whom are responsible for running their farming businesses.
OFBF members Barb and Phil Watts are beef cattle farmers. They sell about 2000 head of cattle every year from their Licking County farm. They both agree that a growing worldwide demand for beef and less supply at home, have led to higher beef prices.
Though Direct Payments have often been maligned in their nearly two-decade history, they were an efficient means of providing assistance that empowered farm families to manage their risk as they saw fit. But direct payments have been eliminated in order to execute a 30% cut to the Commodity Title
A farmer is required to be a person capable of wearing many hats -- from accountant to nurse to scientist to engineer. A farmer's head is full of so much information, and also full of contacts, for those questions that they can't answer. A farmer knows how to make the best out of a sticky situation, and knows when to call in reinforcements.
Most people are not privileged to raise farm animals, but a cat, dog, fish or bird can fulfill a need.
Since small farmers compete with large grocery chains, branding and marketing their farm and maintaining relationships with customers is an important part of business,
Members buy a share in the farm, supporting the farmers, and in return receive a portion of the fresh produce that is grown; weekly boxes contain whatever is at its peak, ripe, and in season when harvested
Two Congressmen introduced a bipartisan bill Thursday that would replace state-level GMO labeling laws with a federal requirement for a Food and Drug Administration review of the safety of genetically modified food ingredients that would likely prevent those ingredients from appearing on labels if FDA deems them safe.
Daniels is a strong supporter of Jr. Livestock Exhibitions at county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair, which teach 4-H and FFA youth about responsible food animal production and leadership skills.
American farmers are a dying breed, in part because theyâ€™re killing themselves at a shocking rate
USDA officials now estimate a slightly higher price range for corn moving into the next month; Last month, the price ranged from $4.25 to $4.75/bushel, but based on the surge in demand and corresponding tightening of carryout, that range was bumped Wednesday to $4.40 to $4.80/bushel.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity.
The EPA's new proposed rule for defining "waters of the U.S." does not mean the agency is regulating common farm practices, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said at the annual meeting of North American Agricultural Journalists in Washington, DC, Monday.
Ukraine is the worldâ€™s third-largest corn exporter and sixth-largest wheat exporter. Russia is the worldâ€™s fifth-biggest wheat exporter â€“ and a large buyer of U.S. corn and poultry products
Your irrevocable 2014 farm bill decisions are getting complicated by this springâ€™s surprise price rally. While it was widely assumed commodity prices were headed for a multi-year crash when the farm bill was being drafted, few experts considered what your best risk management options would be if markets stay near levels achieved over the last two months.
As has been the trend in recent years, average 2014 custom rates for farm work are likely to show a small increase, compared to 2013 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2014 are listed at 4-7% above the rates for similar operations in 2013, with an average increase of about 5%.
Entering its seventh year overall, Farm to You is starting a pilot program at YSU. The program is essentially a way to provide local fresh grown produce from farmers within a 30-mile radius of Youngstown and Warren
Farming is a growth industry in the state. Ohio cracked the top 10 in 2012 to rank seventh in the nation in the number of farms â€“ 75,462. That number far exceeds the pace of U.S. farm growth, which dropped 4.3 percent in five years. Though the U.S. lost 7.5 million acres since the 2007 census, Ohio has added 4,000 acres of farms in five years
I want you to go to the movies and take a nonfarm friend or relative. On second thought, make that a carload of nonfarm friends. Buy their tickets, their popcorn and their overpriced fountain drinks. It will be the best investment you will make this year. Trust me.
USDA Crop Progress Report released Tuesday shows that the 2014 winter wheat crop is hurting, with 29% of the crop is rated very poor to poor. The Farm Futures wheat condition crop rating shows that the crop has slipped considerably, approaching the condition of the 2013 crop.
The extent of the crop damage in the Midwest isn't yet known, said Annemarie Kuhns, an agricultural economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Already, the USDA projects the cost of fresh fruit will rise 2.5% to 3.5% nationwide this year.
In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for 39 percent of all the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, according to a report that United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization released Friday. That's more than synthetic fertilizer or deforestation. Methane from livestock rose 11 percent between 2001 and 2011.
â€śThe legislationâ€™s reasonable approach shows that a clean environment and profitable farming can go hand in hand,â€ť said John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau.
â€śAbandoned warehouses and industrial areas can be great locations for them,â€ť said Nicola Kerslake, an organizer for an upcoming national indoor agriculture conference. Kerslake says the urban indoor farming sector is growing by 15-20 percent a year.
Weâ€™re telling farmers to enact strict biosecurity measures on their farms to keep their herds safe,â€ť Ms. Hawkins said. â€śSince there isnâ€™t a treatment, there isnâ€™t a cure, if that strain hits the baby barn, theyâ€™re pretty much wiped out. Weâ€™ve seen 90 to 100 percent mortality rates for pigs under 10 days old,â€ť she said.