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Farming in the Sky: Inside a Wall Street-Backed Vertical Farm

Published Jul. 31, 2015

Vertical farming isn’t new. The concept—growing crops indoors in stacked layers— has actually been around for over a decade, but it’s only now becoming more prevalent in the United States as well as a hot new area for big investors.

Few science museums use the word 'agriculture' to teach

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Katie Stofer found this gap when she surveyed 29 science museums in cities of all sizes across the U.S., and her findings are published in a new study in the journal Science Education & Civic Engagement. "Unfortunately, we have effectively separated agriculture from the other sciences," said Stofer,

Four Land Trends Worth Watching

Published Jul. 21, 2015

This is an interesting time to talk agricultural real estate, because we're starting to see the ripple effects of lower commodity prices. Here are four trends we're noticing based on conversations with our real estate friends.

Funds flow into agriculture as El Nino threatens crops

Published Jul. 27, 2015

Funds are flowing back into agricultural commodities for the first time since 2012 as investors look to capitalize on cheap prices, bullish demand and the threat of crop damage from an El Nino weather pattern

Genetically modified seeds are changing agriculture

Published Jul. 27, 2015

“It’s made raising a healthy crop easier,” said Davis, who farms 3,600 acres of corn and soybeans in Delaware County. “We can do it non-GMO, but we’d need more pesticide and labor. (GMOs) make it a lot easier on the farmer. “We all want safe, economical food, and this is how we can do it for the masses.”

Grain Movement: Midwest corn goes to Southeast markets

Published Jul. 21, 2015

What corn is available is being shipped to the southeast to either poultry producers or ethanol plants. That remains the best market for August and first-half September positions. However, that market should close in a few weeks when corn harvest starts in that region.

Here’s Your Chance to Snag a Farm in a National Park

Published Jul. 30, 2015

The chickens, hogs, and humans living the farm life in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) might soon have new neighbors.

Horse farm owner not happy with NEXUS

Published Jul. 29, 2015

Two weeks ago, Judge Mark Betleski granted NEXUS a temporary restraining order against five property owners who had continued to deny surveyors access.
The ruling dismayed residents involved with the Coalition to Reroute NEXUS, or CORN, which has been organizing across Ohio for a southern pipeline reroute through less-densely populated regions.

House passes Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Published Jul. 24, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act that will create a consumer-friendly, science-based labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms, as well as for GMO-free foods.

House Votes To Stop GMO Labeling

Published Jul. 27, 2015

as supporters of the bill in Congress pointed out, so far, there isn’t any safety risk from, GMO foods, sometimes also called GE foods, for genetically engineered