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Fresh, local farm-to-table food shouldnâ€™t be just for the well-to-do, Todd Mills says. It should be accessible to more people, even those without a lot of money to spend eating out.
The reason dairy farmers should still be profitable â€” at least in part â€” is because feed inputs are falling faster than the milk price. This means the sales-to-input ratio should still be positive for many farmers, and it also means they may want to hold off on signing up for the farm bill margin protection programs â€” at least for now.
vegetable grower Bruce Taylor shared that the Whole Foods Market grocer suggests that people with values buy organic and locally-grown foods. This can suggest that those who donâ€™t choose this avenue, and instead purchase conventionally-grown food, donâ€™t have good values.
â€śFour different tracks this year,â€ť Rule said. â€śWe have a leadership development track, community development, technology and agriculture and current issues that are going to be going on throughout the day with some really great outside speakers that bring a lot of expertise to those topics.â€ť
The study, to be published online Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, tackles the lingering perception that organic farming, while offering an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemically intensive agriculture, cannot produce enough food to satisfy the worldâ€™s appetite.
the approval is a turning point in the year-long imbroglio over the genetically engineered corn strain, though the decision isnâ€™t expected to lead to an immediate return to earlier U.S. export levels to China.
By mid-century the world needs to plan major transformations of its agriculture systems that respond to not just one but various climate change scenarios, says a study highlighting the serious nature of the climate impacts.
Conservation easements are by far the most cost-effective means of preserving our rich soils, and the federal tax incentive has encouraged farmers across the nation to keep their land in agricultural production permanently. Congress should act swiftly to restore the conservation easement incentive and make it permanent.
Randy Gardner, senator for District 2 of Ohio, received the Ohio Environmental Councilâ€™s Public Servant Award this past month.
Gardner, a Republican from Bowling Green, was chosen because of the work he has done regarding what Jack Shaner, OEC senior director of public affairs, called Lake Erieâ€™s â€śterrible nutrient pollution.â€ť