News & Events

Why everyone who is sure about their food philosophy is wrong

Published Jul. 27, 2015

Nobody knows the shortcomings of the organic standard, or GMO corn, or no-till, better than the farmer who has put it into practice. But the farther you get from the farm, the louder the voices get.

US AI outbreak made worse by poor farm auditing

Published Jul. 31, 2015

Many of the turkey farms affected by H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the US this year had biosecurity in place, but the protocols were not being audited properly, according to an updated epidemiological study by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Aphis).

US Agriculture, Manufacturing sectors bite their nails over TPP carve-outs

Published Aug. 3, 2015

Expected to cover 40 percent of the global economy, a strong, market-opening TPP could be the catalyst for expanded U.S.-manufactured exports and improved competitiveness for decades to come

US agriculture is ready for world's growth

Published Jul. 22, 2015

n the next decade, the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth will be seen in history. Currently, 40 percent of wealth is in the hands of baby boomers. This includes equipment and land. Only 20 percent of American businesses survive the second generation and only 4 percent survive the third generation.

Undisputed precision ag: Ohio State logo in cornfield

Published Jul. 29, 2015

The demonstration plot’s design isn’t a crop circle or a corn maze. It was established with new dual-hybrid planting technology that researchers at The Ohio State University are putting under the microscope.

The Colossal Hoax of Organic Agriculture

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good.

Senators call on Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to help finance algae bloom clean

Published Aug. 3, 2015

The request was made in response to news of a huge toxic algae bloom forming in the lake's Western basin, and reports of harmful algae bacteria beginning to show up at water facilities in Toledo and other coastal communities.

Rickenbacker OK’d for animal transport

Published Jul. 22, 2015

Livestock now can get a lift overseas via Rickenbacker Airport. For farmers who are in the animal-exporting business — like the one who shipped 20 pygmy goats to Kuwait last month — this is good news. Rickenbacker recently became one of roughly 25 of the nation’s 550 airports to be certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to transport animals.

Ohio company to build hydroponic veggie farm in Indianapolis

Published Jul. 24, 2015

An Ohio company is partnering with the city of Indianapolis to build a $1.2 million hydroponic farm that will grow organic vegetables in a retrofitted warehouse.

Ohio company to build hydroponic veggie farm in Indianapolis

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Sustainable Local Foods will install multi-level hydroponic growing systems in the warehouse to grow the vegetables not in soil but in nutrient-enhanced water.