Ohio reaping benefits of being in top 10 for nation’s organic farms
Ohio’s big corn and soybean farmers haven’t seen much in the way of sales growth the past few years, but that can’t be said for some of the state’s smaller players – that is, those who raise organic produce, grains and dairy products.
Theft can't be entirely eliminated but farmers can deter some of it
Last month a Warren County man was charged with felony theft after allegedly stealing $215,000 in grain from a farm employer over the past three years. Robert L. Hull III, 38, was a truck driver for Mike Farms and over that time, he hauled loads of grain to market in Cincinnati.
Indiana farm hosts corn and soybean plots for 2017 trial
Adequate rainfall and favorable growing conditions made the Furrer Crop Farms in White County a good location for a Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) test site for both corn and soybeans this year.
NRCS asks farmers to 'Keep the Stubble' in harvest fields
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging farmers to “Keep the Stubble” on their harvested crop fields in a month-long “No Tillage November” campaign to help improve soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat.
Organics and non-GMO supply chains are ripe for investment
Improving efficiencies in the U.S. supply chain for organic and non-GMO grains and oilseeds could help farmers capture higher margins, said presenters at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum last week in St. Louis.