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The opening of the Project Liberty ethanol plant in northern Iowa last week kicks off an effort to have commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol.
"We are seeing a small amount that being one to one and a half pounds per acre of material coming off. It's because we have 4.3 million acres of agriculture production that that adds up to some significant amounts that we need to work on," says Greg LaFarge
Public comments may be closed on EPA's worker protection plan for pesticide exposure, but the American Farm Bureau remains concerned that the EPA has failed to provide tangible benefits from the proposal beyond what current pesticide rules provide.
Farmers, it turns out, need a surer assessment of the height and the health of their crops. Unseen pests and weeds can hobble those racing rows of corn. It's not easy to inspect hundreds of acres of soybeans near the full bloom of harvest.
Chipotle (CMG) has never wanted to be a traditional fast-food restaurant. It's wanted to be viewed as better -- in terms of quality, ingredients, taste, supplier practices and just about everything else.
They plan to lease the Levi Hartong farmstead at the southern tip of the park, near Mount Pleasant Road, to anyone interested in turning it into a working farm again.
â€śWeâ€™re looking for some very creative folks,â€ť said Valerie Wolford, the cityâ€™s communications coordinator.
The Hartong Farm is the only site in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The increase in this yearâ€™s CAUV update is largely due to significant increases in crop prices and a simultaneous decrease in interest rates. These two factors simply mean that agricultural land in Ohio has a much higher value now than it did three to six years ago. Regardless, these changes are dictated by the workings of the CAUV formula and not by any action of the General Assembly.
SALEM, Ohio â€” If youâ€™re paying someone else to plant or harvest your crop â€” known as custom work â€” youâ€™ll probably pay a little more this year than usual. Rates are up for everything from planting to harvesting, according to a survey conducted by Ohio State University, with results released in July.
Visitors come out to look for the "perfect" pumpkin from the farm's 15-acre pumpkin patch or find their way through the eight-acre corn maze. The farm also offers tractor rides, a petting zoo and other fruits of the Schappacher family's labors.
More than four years ago, environmental groups asked a federal court to order the Environmental Protection Agency to decide whether to ban a widely used pesticide that scientists have linked to illnesses in children. They settled the case in November 2011 after the EPA said it would make a decision within a year. On Wednesday, the same organizations filed a lawsuit, asking for a firm deadline.