By David Marrison, Agricultural & Natural Resources Educator, Coshocton County
Since the beginning of January, market prices for major commodities have fallen sharply since COVID-19 reached the United States. There have been many efforts through federal and state legislation to offset the impact of COVID-19.
By Dianne Shoemaker, Field Specialist, Dairy Production Economics - One hundred and fifty days. In only 150 days we have gone from anticipating a solid year of recovery for the dairy industry to seeing an April Class III price of $13.07 per cwt, the lowest Class III milk price in 10 years, with May announced at $12.14 on June 8th. In that same time period major market disruptions occurred for nearly every commodity with impacts all along the food chain. The response to the anticipated economic impact at the farm level has been swift, with a variety of options available to assist dairy fa
Join Ben Brown and Dianne Shoemaker for a webinar on “Navigating Direct Support for Ohio’s Farmers and Ranchers” recorded on May 27, 2020 with Ohio FSA Director Leonard Hubert. Go here to access the recorded webinar,here for webinar handouts andhere to
The Farm Office team has digested the Final Rule issued on May 19 for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Direct Support to Farmers and Ranchers program. Read our news bulletinhereand learn details on producer eligibility, eligible commodities, payment limiations, the application and timeline, and payment calculations.