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- Updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting
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- Farm bill negotiations underway, Brown outlines priorities
- Important things to know for the 95th OFBF annual meeting
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the report argues that improving monitoring of small-scale forest clearing that currently evades the government's satellite-based deforestation detection system could help address the 70 percent of Amazon deforestation presently caused by smallholders.
Rep. King’s farm bill provision – which is attached to the House version of the bill but not the Senate version – says no state has the right to regulate food production in other states.
The nonprofit Nonhuman Rights Project asked a New York state court to declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy “a cognitively complex, autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned.
Kicking the Farm Bill down the road means we continue to invest in a backward agriculture policy.
When times get tough, producers with strong management skills rise to the top. Sure, you know all about producing great yields, with the latest technology. But how do your business practices measure up? Do you have what it takes not only to survive, but to prosper in uncertain times?
Lower oilseed and grain prices have prompted a bevy of overseas buying. Corn prices have fallen to a three-year low, amidst huge and better than expected harvest reports.
Inside, research chefs bake cookies and cakes, whip up batches of flavored mayonnaise and pan-fry omelets and French toast — all without eggs.
Two cargoes of corn shipped to China were rejected over the weekend. This created a kerfuffle in the markets, resulting in a quick drop in prices of corn, with soybeans and wheat following.
The Report shows that over half (56 per cent) of the companies reviewed in 2013 had published formal farm animal welfare policies (compared to 46 per cent in 2012) and 41 per cent (compared with just 26 per cent in 2012) had published objectives and targets for farm animal welfare.
he Senate is not in session this week, but all conferees have been told they may be summoned to Washington for an open conference meeting on the bill on Wednesday. A Cochran spokesman said that whether the meeting takes place this week or not, "The principals continue to talk and are having substantive discussions.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that Congress may need to pass a one-month extension of the 2008 farm bill to make sure milk prices don’t rise.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats are far apart on the issue, with the GOP aiming to cut $40 billion in funds over 10 years. Democrats’ number is $4 billion. The White House’s report sharply criticizes the House bill, saying it would completely eliminate access to SNAP for 3.8 million low-income people next year.
The legislation is one of several items lawmakers hope to cross off their to-do list in the coming weeks, including a new budget agreement, a defense authorization bill and the confirmation of top Obama administration appointees.
it’s a whole new world already compared to the last enacted bill in 2008, which passed by veto-proof margins and was helped along then by added money for nutrition and continued direct cash payments to farmers.
Urban farms, those small-scale efforts to raise chickens, goats and vegetables in urban settings, are making Michigan Farm Bureau leaders nervous as they arrive in town for their 93rd Annual Meeting this week.
"When will they (Senate Democrats) learn to say 'yes' to common ground?" Boehner, an Ohio Republican, asked rhetorically. At nearly the same moment, the four lead farm bill negotiators claimed to have made "great progress" toward a framework after a one-hour meeting.
Occasionally, farm stock is shot by hunters, Fitz said. He remembers a horse from an Amish farm that was shot with an arrow and a horse in Franklin County shot with a bullet when a hunter missed a deer.
How well has insurance covered the cash plus land cost of producing corn and soybeans since 1980?
For the 2013-2014 corn marketing year, hogs are offering an estimated $6.85 per bushel if the profits from hog production are assigned to the value of corn.
Bearish corn market news is everywhere these days, but in the long run lower corn prices will help rebuild export demand and reinvigorate the livestock sector, several ag economists said.
With December 2014 corn futures trading around $4.50 and November 2014 soybeans around $11.50, revenue protection crop insurance guarantees will likely be set at levels below cost of production, thrusting other risk management tools into the limelight.
Mitch McConnell appeared before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group on Saturday to explain his vote against a proposed new farm bill,
One of the testimonies came from Stark County farmer Mark Thomas. He brings a unique side of the conversation to the table being both a livestock and grain producer. Thomas and his family milk about 400 cows and farm around 2,000 acres. Thomas, along with Delaware County farmer John Davis, represented the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association
“We would take a small part of the Farm Bill and simply renew it for three months or so to make sure milk prices don’t skyrocket because of some technicality in the law from 75 years ago.”
Ohio cropland value rose 12 percent this year, with bare cropland averaging $5,600 an acre, said Barry Ward, production business management leader for OSU Extension