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- How large of an increase have you seen in your farmland property value this year
- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
- Bill addresses concerns about state’s agritourism activities
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The Ebola crisis is the hot topic at this yearâ€™s World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. And while many African leaders attended this yearâ€™s symposium, being held in downtown Des Moines, Sierra Leoneâ€™s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, chose to remain in his country to help oversee relief efforts. But Thursday morning, President Koroma addressed a large crowd over webcam.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly one million women are working Americaâ€™s lands. Thatâ€™s nearly a third of our nationâ€™s farmers. These women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.
Iowa, the quintessence of heartland America, is undergoing an economic transformation that is challenging its rural character â€” and, inevitably, its political order.
Long before he made his way to the podium at the Bioproducts World Showcase Oct. 7, in Columbus, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was already in close conversation with most of the companies and researchers who attended the inaugural event.
USDA is announcing several of the steps it is taking to help farmers manage their herbicide resistant weed problems in a more holistic and sustainable way:
â€śWeed control in major crops is almost entirely accomplished with herbicides today,â€ť said Vilsack. â€śUSDA, working in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, must continue to identify ways to encourage producers to adopt diverse tactics for weed management in addition to herbicide control. The actions we are taking today are part of this effort.
â€śIn the past, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan beans have been incredibly popular with the Japanese market. We have better protein content,â€ť said Larry Holloway, general manager of the DeLong operations in Kirby, about 6 miles west of Upper Sandusky.
According to the study, although the U.S. is still the dominant country in the world soybean market, the U.S. market share of soybean world trade is declining.
The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13, 2013.
The Star of the West Milling Co., headquartered in Frankenmuth, Mich., announced last month it will begin construction on a second Ohio mill, in Willard, this fall. The mill, which is targeted for completion by fall of 2016, will be able to produce 10,000 cwt. of flour per day, all of which will be dedicated to milling soft red winter wheat.