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By adding value, the farmer becomes a price maker rather than a price taker.
Surveys show consumers are spending only 10 percent of their income on food and are willing to pay more for specially grown products
The optimal planting window for corn is just starting to open, according to recent reports, and though some farmers are not worrying about that window just yet, there's reason to believe it could be a stretch for farmers at least in a large swatch of the Corn Belt to hit that window just right, Mowers says.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultureâ€™s newest product, â€śLearn About Livestockâ€ť barn banners, was developed for use at fairs and livestock shows. The banners feature key information about major livestock species related to production, lifecycle, the environment, how farmers care for animals and safety
itâ€™s easy to forget the dedicated farmers who grow the millions of pounds of barley and hops used to make the 200 million barrels of beer produced in the U.S. every year.
U.S. District Court in Ohio has determined air pollutants can float through the air and land on the ground and become solid waste. The court said "â€¦the release into the air of a substance in 'particle form' via a stack, which is then deposited onto the ground in particle form, and enters the groundwater, constitutes disposal of solid waste."
Ethanol was really the first "renewable" energy source that made big inroads in energy in the U.S., well before wind or solar energy became the industries they are today. But ethanol's fundamental flaws have become more challenging than many ethanol fans want to admit and make this a poor industry for long-term investors.
â€śIf you donâ€™t want to produce any food and import it from some other place, of course you could do that,â€ť Brown said.
Americans for Limited Government Foundation (ALG) is releasing a study explaining how government regulations and tax pressures on the U.S. agriculture industry reduce Americaâ€™s international competitiveness.
Consumer demand for healthier and more natural ingredients is prompting a growing number of corporate giants, including Hershey Co. and McDonald's Corp., to overhaul iconic products they sell, a trend industry watchers say is just getting started.
But the drought forced California farmers to fallow 500,000 acres of land in 2014. And the number could double in 2015, experts say.
â€śLong-term health care costs seem to be growing, and without preplanning, Medicaid often isnâ€™t a good fallback for many farmers due to the wealth tied to land ownership,â€ť said Hall, who is also an assistant professor for OSU Extension.
Agricultural groups said the estate tax is harmful to producers who have much of their assets tied up in land and equipment, and don't have significant cash available to pay a tax following an individual's death. They warn that some producers must sell some or all of their operation to pay the tax
"Agricultural commodities are an important component of food prices, but they often comprise a pretty small share of the overall food dollar," commented Jayson Lusk, a professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University.
75 years later, 4-H remains part and parcel of Wagnerâ€™s life, as she recently celebrated 69 years as a 4-H volunteer.
Kansas farmer Mary Mertz reached out. Her heartfelt honesty is what is needed to build trust with the average consumer. Farmers hold a huge amount of power in this discussion and are among the least likely to use it.
This new generation of biologically based products can be applied through in-furrow, seed-coated, or foliar treatments. In soybeans, some of you have treated seed with Poncho/Votivo. The Votivo part consists of seed-coated bacterial spores that germinate and protect roots from soybean cyst nematode by forming a protective barrier.
Corn ending stocks were increased 50 million bushels to 1.827 billion bushels, less than expected. Corn fed to livestock was reduced 50 million bushels. Corn exports were unchanged as expected.
critics say the rule is another example of the Obama administrationâ€™s overreach. They say the rule could have the unintended consequence of putting ditches, driveways and even low spots under the jurisdiction of the EPA, making it virtually impossible to farm or develop rural lands without first receiving a permit.
One in every seven Ohioans is employed in an agriculture-related field and the industry contributes approximately $105 billion to the stateâ€™s economy each year, according to a news release. With more than 14 million acres of farm land, the state ranks 13th nationally for agriculture exports.
Both Montgomery County farmer Keven Dull and Shelby County farmer Aaron Heilers went to the annual Ohio Farm Bureau Presidentsâ€™ Trip to Washington in March to be advocates for their Farm Bureau and for Ohio farmers throughout the state. And that was exactly the point of these trips - to learn about how Washington D.C. works in terms of policy and regulations that pertain to farmers,
Both properties in Holmes County are owned by Daniel Yoder, who was arrested in February on two counts of tampering with evidence â€” a third-degree felony â€” related to an investigation into how chronic wasting disease came to his property and spread.
Though it is not present in Ohio, poultry owners should still be on high alert for signs of a novel strain of avian influenza capable of completely wiping out entire commercial flocks, exhibition birds and backyard poultry.
In May, she will receive one of her highest honors to date, the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health.
Speakers say precision technology improves profitability and, perhaps more importantly, promotes environmental stewardship
He calls it a "Mo Fo Lo Po": more food, low pollution.