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NCGA announces 2018 Yield Contest winners

With improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices, corn growers achieved impressive yields despite weather-related adversity in the National Corn Growers Association 2018 National Corn Yield Contest. The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 54th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. “While participating …

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Initial review

By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, Benjamin Gramig, Krista Swanson, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois and Carl Zulauf, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University On Monday Dec. 10, 2018, the House and Senate conference committee released the conference report for the …

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Central Ohio Precision Ag Symposium

By John Barker, Ohio State University Extension The Central Ohio Precision Ag Symposium will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at All Occasions Catering, 6986 Waldo-Delaware Road, Waldo, Ohio from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s program will feature the most current technologies available in precision agriculture. These …

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2018 Ohio Corn Performance Test: Regional overviews

By Rich Minyo, Allen Geyer, David Lohnes, and Peter Thomison In 2018, 192 corn hybrids representing 24 commercial brands were evaluated in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT). Four tests were established in the Southwestern/West Central/Central (SW/WC/C) region and three tests were established in the Northwestern (NW) and North Central/Northeastern …

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Neutral report from USDA

By Doug Tenney, Leist Mercantile Today’s USDA report in typical fashion has been a pretty typical report for the month of December. It is being called a neutral report with very small changes in ending stocks. Corn ending stocks went up 45 million bushels, soybean ending stocks unchanged at 955 …

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Bret Davis elected secretary of American Soybean Association

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently elected executive committee members to lead its organization in 2019. Bret Davis, Ohio soybean farmer and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) board member from Delaware County, was elected as Secretary. The American Soybean Association (ASA) represents U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international policy issues important …

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