Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio cropland varies significantly in its production capabilities and cropland values and cash rents vary widely throughout the state. Generally speaking, western Ohio cropland values and cash rents differ from much of southern and eastern Ohio cropland values and cash rents. This is due to a number of factors including land productivity and potential crop return, the variability of those crop returns, field size and shape, drainage, population density, ease of access, market access, local market prices, potential for wildlife damage, field perimeter characteristics and competition for rented cropland in a region.Western Ohio cropland values and cash rental rates are projected to decrease in 2015 due in large part to continued low to negative profit margin prospects for Ohio’s three major row crops (corn, soybeans and wheat). According to the Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey, bare cropland values are expected to decrease from 5.2% to 11.9% in 2015 depending on the region and land class. Cash rents are expected to decrease from 6.2% to 8.5% depending on the region and land class.The “Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents” study was conducted from February through May in 2015. The study is an opinion based survey surveying professionals with a knowledge of Ohio’s cropland values and rental rates. Surveyed groups include farm managers, rural appraisers, agricultural lenders, OSU Extension educators, farmers, landowners, and Farm Service Agency personnel.When interpreting this summary of survey results please be aware that results will differ widely within a region and it will be useful to consider the ranges that are listed in the tables as you consider how your parcels may compare. It is also important to stress that land in a given region does not fall neatly into thirds of each land quality class (average, top and poor). There will likely be very little acreage in a given county or region that will fall into the “top” land category. Top land will typically be large tracts of land with highly productive soils. “Average” land will typically make up the majority of land in a given region or county while “poor” land will tend to be land with lower productivity soils, steep slopes, poor drainage, or come in smaller tracts (or a combination of these).To access the complete summary go to:http://aede.osu.edu/about-us/publications/western-ohio-cropland-values-and-cash-rents-2014-15
The American Red Cross and Disney have unveiled a new disaster preparedness video, featuring Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, to help teach kids and families the importance of preparing for natural disasters and other emergencies.The spot will run on Disney Channel as part of National Preparedness Month in September.“When a disaster strikes, it is critical that the entire family is prepared,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “Disney’s continued support helps us keep children safe by educating them about the importance of preparedness in ways that are relevant and fun.”Disney Friends for Change – a global initiative that inspires kids and families to take action and make a difference in their communities – will spotlight the video on its website to show children simple ways to prepare for disasters. The spot will also air on the Disney Channel.The spot features Boyce, who stars as Luke Ross on the Disney Channel series “Jessie,” and his friends as they discuss the basics of emergency preparedness: Learn, Practice, Share, Be Prepared. They portray preparing for emergencies as an activity that is easy, fun and as a way to help reduce children’s anxieties about the unexpected.The video is one of several collaborative efforts between Disney and the Red Cross. The organizations worked together to develop the Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book, which helps children and families learn how to prepare for disasters through a series of interactive games and activities. The book is available to download in English and Spanish.Disney also contributed to the creation and expansion of The Pillowcase Project through a total investment of $3 million since 2012. The program supports in-school and after-school curriculum to help 3rd to 5th graders and their families prepare for disasters. Trained instructors teach youth the safety actions for various disasters, how to develop a family emergency plan and how to create emergency kits by packing essential items into a pillowcase for easy transport – a technique Boyce uses in the spot.As part of its commitment to youth preparedness, Disney is also funding the development of a new mobile app for youth that will enable the Red Cross to expand the reach of The Pillowcase Project beyond the classroom. The app will be available on IOS and Android by early November.Disney also helps the Red Cross during disaster relief operations by contributing hundreds of hours of volunteer service through the Disney VoluntEARS program and donating Mickey Mouse plush dolls to comfort children in the aftermath of disasters.As a member of the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), Disney helps ensure the Red Cross is able to respond immediately after disasters at home and around the world.
Pep Guardiola is proud of the way Manchester City have remained in the hunt for the Premier League title after what’s happened to past champions in recent years.After storming to league crown last season in record-breaking fashion, City have had a much harder time on their hands this time around in the form of Liverpool.The Reds have won 20 of their 26 games to lead City by three points at the top of the Premier League table as they chase a first league title since 1990.But City can go back level on points with Liverpool later today should they defeat Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, albeit having played one more match.For Guardiola, however, the fact that his City team are still firmly in the mix to retain their league crown is the thing that he’s most proud of.The last team to successfully defend the title was Manchester United in 2009.“I know in the last five or six years what happened with the champions the year after, in which position they were,” said Guardiola, according to Goal.“All of them, they were out. They did not have a chance in that period to win the Premier League.“We are there. That is one of the things I am most delighted about this season.”The Catalan coach, who’s also won league titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past, is aware that no team in the Premier League can be underestimated.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Guardiola made reference to their shock 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United on January 30 while discussing the level of competitiveness in England.“When the people say, ‘You underestimated Newcastle.’ No, no,” he said.“You don’t underestimate anyone if you are in the final of the Carabao Cup again and you are in all the competitions and fighting.“The previous seasons, Leicester [City] and Chelsea and the other ones – no chance. We are there.“We want to be there until the end. [Sunday] will help us. If we are able to win the game I am pretty sure until the end we will be there fighting to be champions again.”The City and Chelsea match will begin at 5:00 PM (CET).Ready for Sunday? ⚽️#FIFA19 @EASPORTSFIFA 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/GWZJdAFLh3— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 9, 2019