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Be informed about 2019 dicamba requirements

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is reminding farmers of revised labels and new training requirements for applicators who intend to use dicamba herbicide products this year. In October 2018, U.S. EPA approved revised labels for the three dicamba products that are labeled for use on soybeans: Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax …

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Madison County Grain Outlook Breakfast

The 2019 Grain Outlook Breakfast is Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Der Dutchman in Plain City from 8 a.m. to noon. The meeting is $15 including hot breakfast. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Union County Extension Office at (937)644-8117. Topics include: · Commodity Prices – Today’s YoYo (Ben Brown) · …

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No-till a fit for first generation farm

By Matt Reese Starting out as a first generation row-crop farmer offers plenty of challenges. To help overcome some of those, Nathan Brown — the 2018 Ohio No-Till Council Outstanding No-Till Farmer —started no-tilling on his Highland County farm. Though he did not grow up on a farm, Brown began …

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2018 eFields Research Report available

By Elizabeth Hawkins, John Fulton, Jenna Lee High quality, relevant information is key to making the right management decisions for your farm. The eFields program at The Ohio State University was created to provide local information about critical issues for Ohio agriculture. The 2018 eFields Research Report highlighting 95 on-farm, …

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Winter maintenance worth the effort

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. Have you ever heard someone say, “What do farmers do in the winter?” As you are aware, there are many answers to this question. Winter is a great time to get ready for spring planting, which will be here before we …

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2019 Ohio Hop Conference highlights blossoming industry

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood recently visited with hop producers at the 2019 Ohio Hop Conference in Columbus. The event, organized by the Ohio Hop Growers Guild, brought together hop farmers for industry updates, research presentations, chats with craft brewers, and more. In this video, we hear from Jamie Arthur …

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China approves GM traits as trade talks proceed

By Matt Reese As trade talks between the United States and China ramp up, China announced the long-awaited approval of five genetically modified crops. This is the first GM crop approval by China for import since July of 2017. The approved products include two canola products, DowDuPont Inc’s DP4114 corn …

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Syngenta settlement approved by federal judge

By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Agricultural and Resource Law Program, Ohio State University The major multi-year class action lawsuit against Syngenta for failing to receive import approval from China before selling its Viptera and Duracade seeds in the United States has been settled for $1.51 billion. On Dec. 7, Judge …

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Ohio EPA sets rules to improve TMDL procedure

Ohio’s corn, soybean and wheat farmers applaud the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new rules that will improve the procedure for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation plans. In December, Ohio EPA established additional steps to involve interested and affected parties, including farmers, in the TMDL process. “The continuous …

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The 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp and what it means for Ohio

By Ellen Essman, Sr. Research Associate Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law Program Hemp is one of the most talked-about provisions of the new Farm Bill. There’s plenty of excitement about the removal of federal restrictions on hemp production and the economic opportunities for growing hemp. But what exactly does …

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