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Opting out: Farm bill exempts more organic farmers from checkoffs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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.

Recent grain market mystery solved

Monday, January 12, 2015

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

Monday, December 29, 2014

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.

Farmer sets new corn yield record

Monday, December 22, 2014

New corn record tops 500 bushels per acre.

10 tips for beginning farmers to ride out market uncertainty

Monday, December 22, 2014

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)

Odd trading week may hurt rallies

Monday, December 22, 2014

Short week, but lots of activity still happening in the markets.

FSA disaster assistance program expanded; Jan. 14 deadline set

Friday, December 19, 2014

New options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops.

House blasts beef checkoff proposal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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.

The personal farmer: Hawk Meats turns farm market model on its ear

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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.

Farmers: Get familiar with new big data agreement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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.

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