Just like farmers have markets for their corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock, there’s now a small, but growing, commodity market for building and storing carbon in a farm’s soils. How do farmers get paid for storing carbon?
This week on Our Ohio Weekly, hear more about this opportunity for members to help legislators make the connection between what is happening on Ohio farms and what is being debated in the halls of Congress and within federal agencies.
Representatives on both sides of the aisle recently have spoken out against stepped-up basis.
The letter addresses four key tax provisions that make it possible for farmers and ranchers to survive and pass their businesses on to the next generation: estate taxes, stepped-up basis, 199A small business deduction and like-kind exchanges.
Farmers are encouraged to take a proactive approach and think about some of the items they will most likely need over the harvest season and get those orders in as soon as possible.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s farmer leaders including young agricultural professionals, AgriPOWER Class XII members and county presidents, plus members of the media and select Farm Bureau staff are in Washington, D.C. Sept. 28-30, 2021.
Twenty Ohio Farm Bureau leaders are serving on the organization’s 2021 Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau’s…
According to Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, nearly 31% of Ohio or over 8 million acres of the state is under forest cover. Almost 6 million of those acres are held by some 336,000 nonindustrial private…
Earlier this week, Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson wrote a letter to Ohio’s congressional delegation, reiterating Farm Bureau’s significant concern for certain tax proposals being considered that would hurt family farms.
H2Ohio is a water quality initiative that addresses water issues in Ohio, including Lake Erie algal blooms caused by phosphorus runoff from farm fertilizer, wastewater, and home sewage treatment systems due to aging infrastructure, and lead contamination from old water pipes and fixtures. On this Our Ohio Weekly, find out what H2Ohio means for the state’s agriculture sector.