News & Events

Grassley: High hopes for TPP on agriculture

Published Nov. 16, 2015

The new market access for U.S. agricultural products is good news. On pork, Japan would eliminate duties on 80 percent of tariffs, and the gate price mechanism that has been a barrier in the past would be significantly improved.

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

Published Nov. 16, 2015

For Spread, the next stage of it vegetable factory development will emphasize the role of robots in the agricultural effort. The purpose of the change is to create cleaner, safer crops by significantly reducing key bacteria sources from much of the process — namely, germ-prone humans.

How to find out if your farm's tax strategy is still relevant

Published Nov. 17, 2015

Clear communication with your tax accountant and forward-looking tax planning can make a big difference for your farm.


Published Nov. 17, 2015

Johanns laid out the challenge that as the nation’s producers continue to shrink in numbers they will still need to grow more food for a growing world population. In addition that rising population will occur mostly in African countries.

Lessons to learn from business closures outside of agriculture

Published Nov. 18, 2015

The agriculture industry is not the only facet of the economy that faces trials and tribulations of business dysfunction and changing trends. Today, we will focus on two businesses, with which I have worked, in the process of either closing their doors or seeking new ownership.

New farm pond recycles drainage water

Published Nov. 20, 2015

By April 1, the pond was full, ready and waiting for use by center pivots. Ninety-five percent of its water came from drain tile.

NMPF manual advises farmers on antibiotic residues for milk, beef

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The Manual offers a concise review of appropriate antibiotic use in dairy animals, and can also be used as an educational tool for farm managers as they develop their best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues

Ohio lawmakers seek additional CAUV changes

Published Nov. 24, 2015

The bills, known as H.B. 398 and S.B. 246, call for an amendment to the capitalization rate that would provide a more accurate agriculture value by excluding appreciation and equity buildup. And both bills also seek to protect farmers who are investing in conservation practices


Published Nov. 20, 2015

The Ohio Senate has passed its version of legislation aimed at protecting farmers who offer pick-your-own vegetables, hayrides and other activities to the visiting public from civil litigation stemming from injuries on their premises.

Ohio State ag dean Bruce McPheron to serve as interim provost

Published Nov. 19, 2015

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has named Bruce McPheron interim executive vice president and provost, effective Dec. 2. For the last three years, McPheron has served as the vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.