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Ohio farmers produced some 1.12 million acres of hay in 2011, Grimes said. At an average of about 2.5 tons per acre, this yielded a total production of 2.7 million tons of hay in 2011 used to support several types of ruminant animals, including beef, dairy, goats, horses and lambs, he said.
Agriculture groups have been concerned about the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers' proposal as they are concerned it could lead to additional water regulations that make it difficult to continue farming and ranching effectively. Others are concerned that the proposal may infringe on private landowners' rights.
Even more, every cut of cow is priced near record highs set late last year, and itâ€™s all thanks to forces set in motion in 2008 when drought gripped Western ranches.
Though Monday's USDA Crop Progress report showed another big week of planting progress, it certainly wasn't a dry week, with anywhere from .5 inch to 2 inches of rain falling through the Corn Belt and heavier amounts up to 4 inches in the Dakotas and northern Corn Belt, according to Tuesday's USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.
Farmers Business Network is the brainchild of Charles Baron, a former program lead of energy innovation and geothermal projects at Google. For $500 a year farmers can contribute to and access FBNâ€™s giant store of farming data that tells them which products and methods deliver the highest yields for a specific crop in a given location