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After reviewing EPAâ€™s waters of the U.S. proposed rule, Farm Bureau thinks EPA is trying to extend Congressâ€™ definition of navigable waters to include land that is only rarely wet - such as ditches and so-called â€śephemeral streamsâ€ť that only carry water when it rains.
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
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.