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Fire safety on the farm

Farm fires cost lives and many dollars each year in America. October is Fire Prevention Month and it is a good time to refresh fire safety rules for the farm. FULL STORY »

Six rules aid auto/tractor safety

With the boundaries of rural and urban America blending more and more every day, it is important for all motorists to be aware and cautious of farm equipment on the roads. According to the National Safety Council, approximately one-third of fatal tractor accidents occur on public roads. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaner breakevens drop, still above $80

Pricing off the April lean hog contract for April sales shows a weaner breakeven of $81.54 down $1.95 for the week. Futures prices were up $0.10 for the week and feed costs were down $1.96 per head. FULL STORY »

NPPC weighs in on Mexican pork imports

Recently, the National Pork Producers Council (\submitted written comments to the USDA on proposed regulation that would lift some restrictions on the importation of pork and pork products from certain Mexican states that are free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) while continuing to protect against introduction of the disease into the United States. FULL STORY »

Berman: Camouflaged activists threaten agriculture

Normally, this column space is reserved for the goings on of HSUS and other animal-liberation activists. But recently, they haven’t been having much success. FULL STORY »

AFBF urges Senate to ditch water rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Senate to tell the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule and restore the integrity of the rulemaking process. FULL STORY »

Linking agricultural land to use values and amenities

Given the recent decline in commodity prices and expectations of lower farm income levels, there is a growing concern that current conditions signal an eminent decline in agricultural land values. FULL STORY »

Grain storage bags could be solution for some farmers

With record corn crops expected this year, farmers are looking for alternative storage to silos and storage bins to safely store extra crops. FULL STORY »

Ohio State experts offer tips on improving water quality

Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences suggest management practices when applying fertilizer to fields this fall. These practices can improve surrounding water quality, as well as boost farm profits. FULL STORY »

USDA expands credit for beginning farmers

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. FULL STORY »

Tips on best management to keep P on the field

Growers wanting to increase crop yields while helping to improve Ohio’s water quality can do so using a set of best management practices when applying fertilizer to their fields this fall, according to a group of agronomists and agricultural engineers with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. FULL STORY »

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