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The question most farms still have about the future

Published Jul. 14, 2015

what's going to happen with the family farm in the future? There are times when neither generation is clear about the plan – maybe even the most central thing of all: who's going to be involved in the farm in the future?

USDA preps for next round of bird flu

Published Jul. 14, 2015

Dr. John Clifford, deputy administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, shared the risk of the disease re-emerging in the fall or spring is “significant” but also said many changes have already been put into place or will be the next time around.

Walker's conservative stance extends to agriculture

Published Jul. 14, 2015

Walker's style and policy agenda has earned him admirers and detractors in agriculture. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau thinks he's been good for farmers

Midwest state ag leaders discuss agriculture issues, make recommendations

Published Jul. 14, 2015

MASDA is comprised of the state agriculture commissioners, secretaries and directors from North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin

Sculptors start buttering up an Ohio icon for the 2015 fair

Published Jul. 14, 2015

The sculptors start by building wooden and steel frames to support the weight of the butter. From 55-pound blocks, sculptors slice the butter into manageable loaves and layer it to cover the frames.

AFBF President Stallm won't seek re-election

Published Jul. 15, 2015

"It is time to hand over the reins of leadership," said Stallman, a Texas cattle and rice producer. "While the presidential gavel will change hands, what defines Farm Bureau will remain the same: our grassroots strength and our commitment to strengthening America's agricultural and rural communities."

How Do the New USDA Initiatives Incorporate Climate Smart Agriculture

Published Jul. 15, 2015

The Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry initiative expects to reduce U.S. emissions by 120 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, similar to taking 25 million cars off the road.

Senate subcommittee advances $20.5B bill funding Agriculture, FDA

Published Jul. 15, 2015

The bill's contains $20.5 billion in discretionary funding, which is $65 million below the current level and $1.1 billion below President Obama’s request. The bulk of the measure, however, contains $123.3 billion mandatory funding. The text of the bill won't be released until Thursday.

Senate subcommittee advances $20.5B bill funding Agriculture, FDA

Published Jul. 15, 2015

The bill's contains $20.5 billion in discretionary funding, which is $65 million below the current level and $1.1 billion below President Obama’s request. The bulk of the measure, however, contains $123.3 billion mandatory funding. The text of the bill won't be released until Thursday.

Near-record rains compromising wheat, corn and beans

Published Jul. 15, 2015

According to the National Weather Service, June was among the wettest on record across northern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania.