Learn How to Trade Carbon at OSU Extension Workshop
March 5, 2009 SIDNEY, Ohio-- Harvesting the land drives revenue for farmers, but what they leave in the soil could also be a moneymaker. Farmers who sequester, or store, carbon in the soil through a number of conservation production practices can earn add ...
Ohio Wheat Off to a Good Start; Farmers Plant Another Million Acres
March 5, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio--Ohio farmers have planted over a million acres of wheat this season, the second year that seeding has surged over the 1 million mark. According to the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service, farmers planted 1.02 million acres, s ...
No-Till Works, But Not Always Applicable for Storing Carbon
March 11, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- No-till is recognized globally as an ideal means of conserving soil and water while also storing soil carbon, but the agricultural practice may not be applicable under all environmental conditions. Ohio State University soi ...
Look to Field History When Planting Soybeans
March 16, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- When it comes to preparing Ohio soybeans, one of the best sources of information growers can use to make planting decisions is right beneath their feet-- the field's history. Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University plan ...
Livestock Insurance Program Could Aid Struggling Dairy Producers
March 30, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A new livestock insurance program that pays out when milk income, minus the feed expenses, declines below a set level, could mean the difference between business survival or bankruptcy for struggling dairy producers. The Li ...
Can You Afford Your Farm? Find Out with FINPACK
March 31, 2009 WOOSTER, Ohio-- With the current economic downturn, farmers may be scrutinizing the future of their operations, and a financial planning tool offered by Ohio State University Extension is available to evaluate the health of on-farm business ...
Chadwick Arboretum to Host Free Permaculture Event, April 11
March 31, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Learn about the ecological design principles that benefit people and their environment during a free Ohio State University event on the basics of permaculture. "Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: An Introduction to P ...
Market Expectations Overshoot Projected Crop Plantings
March 31, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Corn acreage in the United States is down and soybean acreage is up for 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings Report. But the shift is not as great as the markets expected. Matt Roberts ...
CFAES International Office Tackling Tough Issues
April 1, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- One of the oldest international offices at Ohio State University, which was recently honored as International Organization of the Year by the Columbus Council on World Affairs, tackles some of today's most pressing glob ...
Interest in Non-Genetically Modified Soybeans Growing
April 3, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Cheaper seed and lucrative premiums are driving more crop producers to plant non-genetically modified soybeans this year. U.S. soybean production is 95 percent dominated by genetically modified Round Up Ready soybeans. Howev ...