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While the appeal of using unmanned aerial systems by farmers and growers to aid in farm operations is growing in popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
NEWARK â€“ Representatives of the county and Trillium Farm Holdings LLC are working together to control truck traffic and road wear at egg farm facilities in the countyâ€™s northwestern corner.
DEFIANCE â€” Approximately 100 local farmers gathered Thursday evening to discuss what many northwest Ohio residents have been talking about for weeks â€” the recent Toledo water crisis.
The Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s public release of farmersâ€™ and ranchersâ€™ personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a Minnesota federal court late Friday.
Bill Myers and his family members have been growing beans, corn, alfalfa hay and wheat on their 2,000 acres since the 1800's at Myers Farms in Oregon. The Lucas County Farm Bureau president commonly plants cover crop in his fields. The practice keeps nutrient-rich soil in the fields, and prevents fertilizer run-off into the water system.
WASHINGTON, D. C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday sent $2 million to Ohio to fight farm runoff that contributes to algae blooms. The USDA's Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide the money to farmers who plant cover crops that fight erosion.
In response to the water challenges recently faced in the city of Toledo, Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi-agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies.
DEFIANCE â€” On Tuesday, an Ohio State University professor began the conversation with area producers about their Farm Bill program choices for the 2014-18 crop years during a meeting held at Defiance College.
n response to the recent drinking water ban in Toledo, three senators from Ohioâ€™s Lake Erie counties have introduced SB 356 to expand and accelerate fertilizer certification legislation passed earlier this year. Senators Brown, Cafaro and Turnerâ€™s proposal would add â€śmanureâ€ť to the definition of â€śfertilizerâ€ť for purposes of the fertilizer certification program enacted this May in SB 150.
The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL) has selected three projects and programs related to the human-animal bond that will be awarded grant funding during the 2014 fiscal year. This yearâ€™s AFL grant application process resulted in a record number of applicants.