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Disconnect between opinions of scientists compared to general public outlined in survey

Climate change, genetically modified organisms, animal research and pesticides have long proven to be the center of much debate amongst the common public. Is it real? Are they safe? Is it moral? In a recent poll by Pew Research Center, distinct disconnect between public and scientists’ views on science and society came to the surface with those topics.

Industry

Farmland value expected to take direction from crop margins and interest rates

While cropland values in Ohio increased in each of the past three years, several factors, including continued low interest rates, low debt-to-asset ratios and lower profit margins, are likely going to make for a relatively flat land market in 2015, an economist from Ohio State University’sCollege of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

Cattle Feeding

Winter feeding means more mud

Get out the muck boots - winter is here! If there is one thing that is associated with winter feeding in Kentucky - it would be mud! Mud causes lots of problems for cattle producers - loss of feed nutrients from hay, calf scours, calving losses, etc. But, perhaps a bigger issue is the effect that winter feeding can have on your pastures.

Industry

Conservation innovation grants available from the USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue sources for producers to use to address natural resource conservation challenges.

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