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Whether budget negotiators will be able to tap into the farm bill's savings is a point of contention, however. Some key lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) say the farm-bill savings should be on top of whatever the budget negotiations produce.
Some producers of farmed fish want the chance to get a cut of those profits, and retailers, who can charge a premium price for organic farmed fish, are with them. But an organic label for aquaculture is not coming easy.
The proposed rule change would limit the number of agricultural businesses that can use cash accounting, requiring many to shift to the accrual method of accounting. This move is opposed by many agricultural groups including the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Farm Financial Standards Council.
University of Illinois Farm Management Specialist Gary Schnitkey makes the observation that the significantly lower guarantees expected for the 2014 crop demonstrates the inappropriate nature for crop insurance to be the lone safety net for agriculture.
Reports from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) show the development of Ohio’s mineral resources in 2012 produced more than $2.7 billion worth of geologic commodities, including increases in the extracted amount of oil, natural gas, limestone, sand and gravel.
When Congress returns in December, they’ll have less than two weeks to uphold their credibility, if they intend to get the bill passed into law by the end of the year. The House is scheduled to break Dec. 13.
During the long hours and fast pace of a harvest season, Damron makes sure to be diligent about maintenance for minimizing chances for combine fires.
“For the first time in human history, income will have a greater influence than population growth on food security,” said Hertel, distinguished professor of agricultural economics. “While the global population is estimated to jump from 7 billion people to 9 billion in the next four decades, the rate of population growth rate is slowing.
A mural painted 14 years ago to promote agriculture has fallen victim to the elements, said one of the owners of the barn that serves as the eye-catching artwork’s canvas. High winds knocked down the rear of the structure on the south side of Ohio 309, about a mile west of Ohio 37, in western Marion County on Nov. 17.
A growing number of farm bankers and economists interviewed at a Chicago Federal Reserve conference and the American Bankers ag meeting in Minneapolis this month warned farmers to brace for change in the coming year.