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farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety-net decisions, said a farm policy expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
the advantages of this â€˜farm-to-tableâ€™ dining trend have not been completely realized across the entire food chain. Itâ€™s nice to think that by supporting restaurants where local ingredients are on the menu, weâ€™ve helped local farmers. But can we do more?
apples grown in our soils and shaped by our weather happen to taste better. If we could buy organic versions more easily, we could also support our local farm economy.
Thereâ€™s industry buzz about U.S. farmers growing average 300-bushel-per-acre corn yields by 2030. If the yield-plant population relationship continues as it has the past 80 years, though, average seeding rates need to be around 50,000 plants per acre (ppa). Few hybrids can now endure these rates in tight 30-inch rows.
Since 2002, new volunteers in OSU Extension youth programs â€” including roughly 20,000 4-H advisers and Master Gardener volunteers across the state â€” have been required to have an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Activity fingerprint and background check. The new policy now requires all students, staff and volunteers working in these programs to be fingerprinted every four years.