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- Updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting
- Agriculture really is cool!
- Farm bill negotiations underway, Brown outlines priorities
- Important things to know for the 95th OFBF annual meeting
- Students invited to learn more about political process through Capitol Challenge
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he USDA is projecting that U.S. net farm income will achieve a record high of $131 billion in 2013, up 15 percent from the previous year and breaking 2011’s record by $13 billion.
Most farmers and ranchers see next year as a good year for agriculture, but low corn values and increasing farmland prices and rental rates will make it more difficult to improve profits even if yields get better.
How responsive is agriculture to consumer demand? More than any other industry in the world. Agriculture only appears to be slow, traditional and caught in a time warp. In reality, it is more agile than manufacturing.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced that 17 land trusts, counties and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. These organizations will receive allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to manage the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP).
It is an established fact that in most situations, early planting produces higher yields. However, the reason for higher yields is not explained. It has to do with the sunlight!
USA Rice Federation and the Southwest Council of Agribusiness, have urged lawmakers to maintain the current rules, arguing that farm managers play essential roles in the viability of farms.