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- 2015 County Farm Bureau Presidents Trip to D.C.
- Farm Bureau supports new nutrient bill
- Ohio Farm Bureau's State Priority Issues for 2015
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Is the data that is collected from planters and combines accurate? Is it easy to use? Who sees it? Can this farm data be used by outsiders to manipulate markets? Can it be sold?
It could be any morning between December and April at Davis Farms. It’s cold, and there’s work to be done. There isn’t much downtime during the “off” season.
the Grow Biointensive Agriculture Center of Kenya is encouraging small producers to introduce nitrogen-fixing cover crops -- such as beans planted between rows of the staple corn crop -- as a replacement for costly chemical fertilizer out of a bag. In addition, these crops can help prevent water erosion, allowing farmers to still fare well during low rainfall years.
U.S. agriculture and the American farmer are misunderstood, taken for granted and, too often, under attack.
It's an unfamiliar sight in Ohio but quite normal in Germany, where nearly 43,000 acres are dedicated to growing hops — a green flower with a bitter, tangy taste used in brewing beer.
First, for the decade from fiscal year 2015 through 2024, mandatory government spending for agriculture — including conservation and crop insurance programs — is expected to average substantially less than the average for the prior two decades.
Farmers have until the end of the day on March 31 to elect which USDA farm program they want to participate in for the five-year life of the new 2014 Farm Bill. The choices are Agriculture Risk Coverage-County, Agricultural Risk Coverage-Individual or Price Loss Coverage. March 31 also is the deadline for landowners to reallocate base acres and update their FSA program yields,
"On this National Agriculture Day, we acknowledge the impact of American agriculture on our daily lives and our nation's economy. We thank the scientists, conservationists, farmers and ranchers dedicated to the work that feeds the nation and helps to keep us safe.
When you have forward-thinking producers along with good soil and climate, a good location and infrastructure, sound regulations, along with research and education, good things are bound to happen. This balance has led to Ohio’s wildly successful food and agriculture industry, which directly and indirectly touches everyone.
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, R-District 12, said the bill is “all about making sure that whether the water comes from Grand Lake St. Marys or Lake Erie, that we have healthy clean water, and at the same time making sure that we protect and preserve Ohio’s number one industry — agriculture.”