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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.
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.
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 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 study estimates that demand in agriculture and life science-related fields will be strongest for plant scientists, water-resource scientists and engineers, farm animal veterinarians, and precision ag and pest control specialists, among other positions.
Oregon farmers contesting a county's ban on GMOs were in court Wednesday to argue that the ordinance is prohibited by the state's "right to farm" law.
It feels particularly misleading when excessive earnestness is a cover for fatally unimaginative, formulaic food. Transparency about sourcing and insisting on food raised to ethical standards is laudable: every chef and restaurant owner and shopper outside Brooklyn and Berkeley should think about it. But purity and moral superiority are not excuses for not knowing how to cook.
Even as population growth slows in the United States and other developed nations, higher birth rates in emerging markets mean the world will require a 70% increase in food production by 2050
Even more, every cut of cow is priced near record highs set late last year, and itâ€™s all thanks to forces set in motion in 2008 when drought gripped Western ranches.
The OAC will induct William J Haddad of Danville, the late Don Loudenslager of Morral, Roy Loudenslager of Marion, and Gerald (Gary) Mast of Millersburg into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame during a special breakfast ceremony held in the Celeste Center at the Ohio Expo Center.