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Small vs. large: Which size farm is better for the planet?

Published Sep. 3, 2014

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 doesn’t have to be farm stand kale. It could be frozen peas.

Record Crops Spur Exits From Agriculture Investment Funds

Published Sep. 3, 2014

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,

Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

Published Sep. 3, 2014

"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.

Long-term trial compares organic and conventional agriculture

Published Sep. 3, 2014

“The available technology was more important in determining the differences between conventional and organic system yields than agroecological effects.”

Nebraska Governor calls EPA 'enemy of agriculture'

Published Sep. 3, 2014

"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."

Chef takes farm-to-table tips on road

Published Sep. 3, 2014

“The easiest way to create good food in your house is to buy vegetables and produce from around where you happen to live,” he said.

Fertilizer certification training sites named

Published Sep. 4, 2014

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.

More veterans look to farming

Published Sep. 4, 2014

He said the work is similar to the military in many ways – requiring hard physical labor, demanding a lot of self-reliance, and giving him a sense of community service. But there’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.

OSHA Updates Small Farm Exemption Memo

Published Sep. 4, 2014

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.

Hunger issues, which affect one in six households in Ohio, focus of conference

Published Sep. 4, 2014

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.