News & Events

New Generation of Biologically Based Products

Published Apr. 7, 2015

This new generation of biologically based products can be applied through in-furrow, seed-coated, or foliar treatments. In soybeans, some of you have treated seed with Poncho/Votivo. The Votivo part consists of seed-coated bacterial spores that germinate and protect roots from soybean cyst nematode by forming a protective barrier.

Ohio gets second chronic wasting case

Published Apr. 7, 2015

Both properties in Holmes County are owned by Daniel Yoder, who was arrested in February on two counts of tampering with evidence — a third-degree felony — related to an investigation into how chronic wasting disease came to his property and spread.

‘Ohio Signature Beef’ promoted

Published Apr. 7, 2015

By adding value, the farmer becomes a price maker rather than a price taker.
Surveys show consumers are spending only 10 percent of their income on food and are willing to pay more for specially grown products

AFBF offers “Learn About Livestock” barn banners

Published Apr. 7, 2015

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s newest product, “Learn About Livestock” barn banners, was developed for use at fairs and livestock shows. The banners feature key information about major livestock species related to production, lifecycle, the environment, how farmers care for animals and safety

Ohio agriculture industry in spotlight with business profiles

Published Apr. 8, 2015

One in every seven Ohioans is employed in an agriculture-related field and the industry contributes approximately $105 billion to the state’s economy each year, according to a news release. With more than 14 million acres of farm land, the state ranks 13th nationally for agriculture exports.

Ohio Farm Bureau membersshare concerns with officials

Published Apr. 8, 2015

Both Montgomery County farmer Keven Dull and Shelby County farmer Aaron Heilers went to the annual Ohio Farm Bureau Presidents’ Trip to Washington in March to be advocates for their Farm Bureau and for Ohio farmers throughout the state. And that was exactly the point of these trips - to learn about how Washington D.C. works in terms of policy and regulations that pertain to farmers,

Silicon Valley Firms Plant Roots in Farm Belt

Published Apr. 9, 2015

The money involved in U.S. food startups is still small compared with Internet companies. But venture-capital investment in agriculture and food soared 54% to $486 million last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource

More voices of farm moms needed in GMO conversation

Published Apr. 9, 2015

Kansas farmer Mary Mertz reached out. Her heartfelt honesty is what is needed to build trust with the average consumer. Farmers hold a huge amount of power in this discussion and are among the least likely to use it.

Agriculture's Quiet Impact on the Beer Industry

Published Apr. 9, 2015

it’s easy to forget the dedicated farmers who grow the millions of pounds of barley and hops used to make the 200 million barrels of beer produced in the U.S. every year.

Ohio State researcher committed to the science of animal health

Published Apr. 9, 2015

In May, she will receive one of her highest honors to date, the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health.