A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.
When you have the futures market $2 above the cash market, your intuition is that the market is just broken. How ag economists solved the mystery.
It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business. Do you know where you rank? Join the Ohio Farm Business and Benchmarking program.
New corn record tops 500 bushels per acre.
10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)
Short week, but lots of activity still happening in the markets.
New options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops.
A month’s worth of online public comments on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposed implementation of a second beef checkoff program closed Dec. 10, three days before House and Senate passage of 2015 funding legislation. But that didn’t stop legislators from weighing in on the matter.
Promoting the quality of a farm’s product, according to Sam Hawk, is every bit as important as the day-to-day production work. Hawk has no problem discussing his passion for farming.
A data privacy agreement reached by six major farm organizations and six agriculture technology providers is expected to become industry standard language regarding data gathered on farming operations.