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Farmers already seeing corn and soybeans prices plummet as the markets expect bountiful harvests. There are some potential safety nets that might help protect them financially, two Purdue University agricultural economists said.
OTTAWA â€” Jim Hoorman, assistant professor with Ohio State University Extension and Putnam County Extension educator, is working with farmers in China on improving their water, land and air.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, hopes a provision he put in the latest farm bill will help Ohio obtain millions of dollars of additional conservation funds designed to help the state fight harmful algal blooms.
Two Wood County residents suing the Ohio and US EPA as well as the Ohio Department of Agriculture are saying these agencies violated the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit filed in federal court all boils down to waste permits for concentrated animal farms and the issue of who is allowed to issue them.
While the appeal of using unmanned aerial systems by farmers and growers to aid in farm operations is growing in popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
NEWARK â€“ Representatives of the county and Trillium Farm Holdings LLC are working together to control truck traffic and road wear at egg farm facilities in the countyâ€™s northwestern corner.
DEFIANCE â€” Approximately 100 local farmers gathered Thursday evening to discuss what many northwest Ohio residents have been talking about for weeks â€” the recent Toledo water crisis.
The Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s public release of farmersâ€™ and ranchersâ€™ personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a Minnesota federal court late Friday.
Bill Myers and his family members have been growing beans, corn, alfalfa hay and wheat on their 2,000 acres since the 1800's at Myers Farms in Oregon. The Lucas County Farm Bureau president commonly plants cover crop in his fields. The practice keeps nutrient-rich soil in the fields, and prevents fertilizer run-off into the water system.
WASHINGTON, D. C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday sent $2 million to Ohio to fight farm runoff that contributes to algae blooms. The USDA's Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide the money to farmers who plant cover crops that fight erosion.