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At a luncheon this week during the Ohio State University Farm Science Review, an annual agriculture trade show held near London, McPheron outlined work thatâ€™s already begun to address the root causes of the pollution.
â€śAgriculture is for everyone, but many people donâ€™t realize just how important women are to an operationâ€™s success,â€ť she said. â€śTheyâ€™re the wife, the finance person, the mother, the go-fer, the shuttle-bus driver. â€śTheyâ€™re also often the owner-operator, and have been the largest growing segment of the food/ag business sector.that.â€ť
hey simulated the impact of climate change on agricultural production over the course of the 21st century and found that two-thirds of all land potentially suitable for agricultural use is already under cultivation.
During the Vice Presidentâ€™s lunch at the Farm Science Review on Tuesday, September 16, Dean Bruce McPheron described the Field to Faucet initiative as an end-to-end solution.
â€śSome of the things will be short term wins, some of them we know will be longer term wins,â€ť said McPheron. â€śBut we have to be working on them today.â€ť
I'm very positive about this industry despite the challenges, despite the issues,â€ť Vilsack said at a conference sponsored by Growth Energy, an ethanol trade group. â€śI want you to know that I'm committed, that the administration is committed. You cannot let one decision . . . slow the process downâ€ť
â€śThis is an opportunity for producers to think strategically about the farm, its cash flow, its exposure to risk, and the means available to manage the risk,â€ť he said. â€śThe confluence of a lower price environment and the farm program decision provides a meaningful opportunity to consider your objectives for the farm.â€ť
The farm still offers apple tours, but it has expanded its educational offerings to the point where 15,000 youngsters annually participate in four different tours.
the country is seeing "growing numbers of very small and very large farms and declining numbers of mid-sized farms."
Kok said the focus should be â€śqualityâ€ť no-till, which means using cover crops, buffer strips, crop rotation and paying attention to detail.
Ohio AgrAbility conducts on-site assessments for the worker to determine how he or she performs their job and helps find solutions that will meet their needs. Often those solutions involve some form of assistive technology