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Ohio State University Extension educator Jim Jasinski says some growers got a double punch from the weather. After the rain subsided, a dry August further hurt the growth of pumpkins, a crop that is nearly 90 percent water.
There’s enough emotional turmoil surrounding a loved one’s death without adding the drama of who gets to take over the farm. That’s why planning for the inevitable before death is so important, especially for farmers who have their life’s work to pass on.
State lawmakers are considering a bill to legalize deer sanctuaries. The bill would allow captivity for deer who’ve been sick or injured and can no longer survive in the wild.
According to the USDA, if TPP is adopted, US farm exports will increase by as much as $12 billion. “This is going to be a boom for American farmers and ranchers not just for the next few years but for decades to come,” said Obama
Salzwedel encouraged farmers to talk about young children living on the farm, as well as workers’ children. Provide child care or safe play areas, she said. Use resources, such as www.cultivatesafety.org, to learn what farm tasks are age appropriate for children.
However young farmers tread that line between bucolic ideals and economic realities is up to them — and the key to navigating a landscape where ideals and economics don’t always meet neatly in the middle.
“If we have one more tax increase like they put on us, I’m going to quit farming,” said Garber. “I’m just going to quit.”
“We’re going to be able to sell more products, more services, American agriculture, American manufacturing — we’re going to be able to get those to markets, and American companies that produce here in the United States are not going to be disadvantaged, relative to these markets” Obama said.
"The nation's co-ops are essential to the U.S. economy and to rural America," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said. "The income they generate is reinvested or returned to members who spend it in their local communities. USDA is proud to continue its support of the cooperative movement."
Consolidation would eliminate some of the duplicate research and development efforts in the industry, the CEO said. “We continue to see the low effectiveness of R&D with some of our competitors, and we continue to think that consolidation in this space is inevitable,” Grant said
Robots will be the farmers of the future. A company in Japan is building an indoor lettuce farm that will be completely tended by robots and computers. The company, named Spread, expects the factory to open in 2017, and the fully automated farming process could make the lettuce cheaper and better for the environment.
Attended each year by more than 30,000 people, this year's Bob Evans Farm Festival takes place on Friday, October, 9, Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. The Festival offers a multitude of activities and demonstrations for visitors including farm contests, wagon rides, a pedal tractor pull and a large Arts & Crafts show (more than 100 artisans).
Hawkins says the animals will be cared for at the state's temporary holding facility in Reynoldsburg, until a sanctuary that meets state requirements can be identified.
Beyond exporting goods, U.S. farm businesses could potentially sell equipment or help incorporate better seed and pest management methods. Still, agricultural economists say it’s important to keep things in perspective. Cuba is a nation of about 11 million people.
Will the next egg you crack come from a chicken raised in a roomier barn? Foodies and farmers are in unusual agreement on the answer: If not now, then soon enough. Both say McDonald’s recent decision to transition to “cage free” eggs for its McMuffins and other menu items was a tipping point in the $9 billion egg industry
Stan Smith, program assistant for agriculture and natural resources for The Ohio State University Extension office in Lancaster, said many pumpkin farms have struggled this year from heavy rainfall and disease.
agriculture suppliers, including crop protection companies, have become attractive targets. Seed protectors are important tools that help farmers manage their fields. The demand for suppliers in these areas is driving M&A activity in the agriculture sector.
“A continued freeze of Ohio’s energy standards is unacceptable, and we stand willing to work with the Ohio General Assembly to craft a bill that supports a diverse mix of reliable, low-cost energy sources while preserving the gains we have made in the state’s economy,” Kasich spokesman Joe Andrews wrote in an email.
Presenting the awards, Michael Bailey, chief of the ODNR Division of Soil and Water, said the farmers of today face a multitude of challenges, from weather challenges, to changes in technology and the most recent issues dealing with water quality.
The spring snowpack is the paltriest ever measured — by April it contained just 5% of a normal year’s water — and by the end of August the major reservoirs held 59% of their historical average.
“Tracking the use of antibiotics is critical to knowing how we’re doing with stewardship,” said Beth Bell, director of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. “Good information about where, why and how animal antibiotics are used is the basic information needed to know when stewardship is going well.”