Monday, November 30, 2015

Cropland values in Ohio have increased again in 2013. Data from the Ohio Ag Statistics Service shows an increase of 12 percent for bare...

It’s easy to say someone else should do the education, and Extension, Farm Bureau, private industry and others do so, but it means even more when the public can hear a farmer describe what he or she does.

During the next month, I will be on the road across Ohio helping to teach the OSU Income Tax Schools. These workshops help teach...

In the musical Annie Get Your Gun, the lead character belts out the lyrics to There's No Business Like Show Business. The key message is that folks in show biz stick together.

Dairymen can't make a profitable year based on one-day's sales, like Black Friday retailers. Being profitable requires you to be in the top 20 percent of dairy farms. Being “average” is accepting lower profitability or even sometimes at being unprofitable.

It is always difficult at best to forecast prices more than a couple of months ahead, but judging on current Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) cash and futures prices, dairymen should be enjoying a pleasant pre-Christmas season.

Many factors will influence fertilizer prices this fall, into 2014

Who wants to be a millionaire? If we are talking about owning dollars, lots of people would volunteer. If we are talking about milk...

America can do more to expand the dairy export markets.

The U.S. dairy industry will continue to try to get milk produced in the U.S. into China. But will the U.S. milk continue to be processed by U.S. companies before it enters China?