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Ohio Farmers Union sets policy for 2018

The Ohio Farmers Union members gathered in Columbus on Friday and Saturday and covered a broad swath of issues pertaining to Ohio’s family farmers in its 84th annual meeting. OFU passed two “special orders of business” — or policy priorities for 2018 — concerning Lake Erie water quality and nutrient …

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The politics and economics of crop insurance in 2018

Crop insurance critics have a blind spot. That sentiment comes from former Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Kenneth Ackerman, who is now an Of Counsel attorney at OFW Law, concentrating his practice on Federal crop insurance and agriculture programs. “Crop insurance is a very important part of the farm bill …

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Pence named Miami East FFA Member of the Month

The January 2018 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Paige Pence. She is the daughter of Brent and Christine Pence of New Carlisle. She is a freshman and first year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter. Paige has accomplished much in her brief membership in the FFA …

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Does market volatility matter?

Bean prices bounced off the recent trading lows this week. While this was positive for farmers, there still remain several unknowns. Dry weather throughout the Midwest has many in the trade concerned and wondering what summer time weather will be like and if yields will suffer. Also, it’s uncertain how …

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