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AFBF hosting free business training seminars

Published Oct. 27, 2014

“Finding the Money to Grow Your Business” will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will focus on how to define your business and revenue model and how to raise capital.

AFBF Releases Legal Analysis on EPA's Waters of the U.S. Q&A

Published Oct. 31, 2014

AFBF suggests also that the rule is contrary to two Supreme Court rulings. The group is currently running a "Ditch the Rule" campaign to urge farmers to read the fine print of the proposed rule. EPA is continuing to take public comment on the rule on the Federal Register. WOTUS comments will be accepted until Nov. 14.

Ag secretary announces funding to strengthen rural businesses and cooperatives

Published Oct. 24, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 organizations in Ohio and 26 other states for grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic development activity in rural areas. The announcement culminates a week in which the department has been highlighting products that are Made In Rural America.

Are the price rallies justified?

Published Oct. 22, 2014

Many traders were concerned that the early rallies were just short covering and that when the funds were done buying their short positions back the market would return to test lows in the market. Why were they concerned by this?

Big Data: Agriculture’s ‘Moneyball’

Published Oct. 27, 2014

site-specific variables on a farmer’s field such as planting population, the type of seed hybrid planted, soil topography and fertilizer usage, on top of old metrics, provide better indicators to develop a “prescription” for farmers to use on their individual crop ground to determine what to grow, how to grow it and when to harvest.

Changes to Ohio’s antlerless deer permits

Published Oct. 23, 2014

The Ohio antlerless deer permits may not be the bargain they have been in recent years. In fact, they are completely worthless in more than a few counties.

Chronic wasting disease confirmed in Ohio captive deer

Published Oct. 27, 2014

The positive sample was taken from a single buck on a hunting preserve in Millersburg and tested as part of Ohio’s CWD monitoring program for captive white-tailed deer operations.

Chronic wasting disease found at Ohio deer farm

Published Oct. 24, 2014

The first case of chronic wasting disease in Ohio was confirmed Thursday from a single buck on a deer farm in Holmes County.

Elevator shortage puts farmers in a pinch

Published Oct. 31, 2014

More than 550 million pounds of corn and soybeans are being rerouted to grain elevators across southeastern Ohio after the August explosion at Coshocton Grain Co. Now, 900 Ohio farmers must find new buyers, some as far as 80 miles from their farms.

Experts savage on farm bill

Published Oct. 27, 2014

Smith and 10 other Land Grant ag economists — most of who are AAEA “Distinguished Fellows” — take a hard, unobstructed look at the $100-billion-per-year 2014 law and come away deeply unimpressed.