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The startup is among a growing number of companies in North America designing new products and systems specifically for the cultivation of cannabis, a finicky crop that needs a precise balance of light, moisture and water to thrive
The drivers are really fairly simple. It's productivity and profitability. On the productivity side, we're expecting the global population to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. And in order to feed that population we're going to have to increase agricultural productivity by roughly 25 percent before 2050
The farm bureau is also seeking changes in the capitalization rate portion of the tax formula, said Leah Curtis, director of agricultural law for the Ohio Farm Bureau. The recommendations challenge some assumptions currently in the formula, including the idea that farmland becomes more valuable as its mortgage is paid down and a second assumption that farmland is held for only five years.
A letter sent to senators said the amendment proposed by Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., â€śwould most likely killâ€ť the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
A water quality effort and the Farm Science Review at The Ohio State University received a $1 million boost from Beckâ€™s Hybrids, to be contributed over the next five years in monetary and in-kind support.