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farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety-net decisions, said a farm policy expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Production diversityââWe think weâll see more production diversity in agriculture.â
Consolidation and rationalization in productionâItâs a controversial topic, Nicholson says, but the trend is that operations are going to continue to get bigger.
Last week's USDA Ag Outlook Forum painted a picture of a corn market that could remain in the $3.50- to $4-per-bushel range for a while. Years, even. That sort of price range doesn't bode particularly well for sustained strength in farmland rents, with farmers feeling the squeeze created by the divergence of falling grain prices and land prices that have yet to fall too much.
While a decline of nearly one-third is steep, the drop in U.S. farm equipment exports was not completely unexpected, AEM said. In 2014, a record harvest led to lower commodity prices and falling farm incomes, leading to a deterioration in farm economics worldwide.
The most comprehensive answer may be, as Vilsack said in an interview, "Science, like everything else, evolves."
The letter noted that the bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill was estimated to contribute $23 billion to deficit reduction over 10 years, when including sequestration.
"Everything is negotiable," and a company's first offer is never its best, said Dale Arnold, director of energy, utility and local government policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau.
It was OSU Extension grain and market expert Matt Roberts who pointed out what perhaps many Ohio farmers already realize - what happens in the world affects Ohio farmers, prices and profits.
The joint effort between Farm Bureau and Feeding America, the nationâs largest hunger relief organization, is a national community action program through which farmers and ranchers can help ensure every American enjoys the bounty of food they produce.
The blistering cold temperatures that have settled over central Ohio are preventing sap from flowing up and out of their maple trees, putting a damper on the early end of the syrup production season.
Whatâs most important when planning for a transition of ownership is having a family meeting, said Don Schreiber, director of the Advanced Consulting Group at Nationwide Financial.
"Record production has meant that stock levels are higher and prices are lower, but producers will benefit from record asset levels and from new farm programs intended to cushion declines in farm revenues," Johansson said.
Bigger droughts, more frequent flooding, more devastating storms â these are some of the effects that climate change is already having on our planet. And farmers, many of them small, family growers in developing countries, are on the front lines
Some grain farmers already see the burden as too big. They are taking an extreme step, one not widely seen since the 1980s: breaching lease contracts, reducing how much land they will sow this spring and risking years-long legal battles with landlords.
There is a popular proverb that goes âWhen life gives you lemons, make lemonade.â Several years ago, a couple said they took this phrase to heart, creating a business out of a solution they used to compensate for an impossible outdoor growing season.
The billâs main focus is on preventing the winter application of manure and fertilizer to frozen and snow covered ground in the Western Lake Erie Basin, although the bill also restricts dredging and requires new testing at water treatment plants.
The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050. One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more âintelligentâ
the "moment is ripe to create a trade super highway between the EU and the U.S." but there's no denying there's several roadblocks and detours that lie ahead.
To be a woman in agriculture is to face a unique set of challenges. And because I know all too well the trials that women can face as they look to take on leadership roles, I made it a goal as USDAâs Deputy Secretary to start a community for women leaders in agriculture.
the advantages of this âfarm-to-tableâ dining trend have not been completely realized across the entire food chain. Itâs nice to think that by supporting restaurants where local ingredients are on the menu, weâve helped local farmers. But can we do more?
Companies including Monsanto Co. and Deere & Co. are investing more in cybersecurity as the farming business grows more datacentric, with satellite-steered tractors and algorithm-driven planting services expanding across the U.S. Farm Belt, executives said at an industry event Thursday.