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- Ohio Farm Bureau to make $1 million investment in water quality action plan
- Farmers can now enroll in new dairy Margin Protection Program
- House passes bill against EPA’s proposed water rule change
- OFBF Young Ag Professionals and AgriPOWER trip to D.C.
- OFBF continues to focus on water issues
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Ultimately, we all vote with our wallets, every day. The best way to get an environmentally sound system that grows healthful food is to buy healthful food from environmentally sound farms. And it doesnâ€™t have to be farm stand kale. It could be frozen peas.
After taking in more money than precious metals or energy funds during the first five months of 2014, exchange-traded products backed by agriculture had a net outflow for the year of $57.7 million as of Aug. 29, down 2.9 percent,
"If they can't buy more equipment, we are going to have to start laying off people," said Berry, who represents Unverferth Manufacturing, that makes and markets, among other things, tillage, hay and grain handling equipment.
â€śThe available technology was more important in determining the differences between conventional and organic system yields than agroecological effects.â€ť
"Whether it has been the EPA's past clandestine flights over Nebraska to spy on livestock feeding operations, or their move to try and regulate individual farmer's properties now through Waters of the U.S., or their foolish move earlier this year to try to change the RFS (Renewable Fuels Standard), the EPA is the biggest regulation problem that Nebraska farmers and ranchers face."
â€śThe easiest way to create good food in your house is to buy vegetables and produce from around where you happen to live,â€ť he said.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and The Ohio State University (OSU) have announced they are beginning to offer training courses for the new Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Program.
He said the work is similar to the military in many ways â€“ requiring hard physical labor, demanding a lot of self-reliance, and giving him a sense of community service. But thereâ€™s an added benefit: being outside and alone for hours at a time has given Wood the space to cope with the anxiety and stress that came with seeing so much death and destruction in the war.
In a guideline it issued, OSHA recognizes that postharvest activities integral to farming operations, including drying and storing grain, are exempt from regulations if the farm has 10 or fewer employees, consistent with current law.
The insecurity of not knowing where the next meal is coming from and other hunger issues will be the focus of a statewide conference, the first annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue, Sept. 26 and 27 at Walsh University.