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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 135 | Above Average

In this edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold, Matt, Dale, Bart, and Kolt have the floor. Dale joins us with notes on the WASDE report. Matt and Bart were at the Ohio Cattlemen’s annual meeting. While there, Matt talked to Ethan Lane and Sasha Rittenhouse. Bart and Kolt caught up with Ben Brown, Ag Economist at Ohio State, who is talking all things ARC and PLC payments. All of that plus more in this week’s episode of the podcast!… Continue reading

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Setting the record straight on the Ohio pork industry

In October 2019, journalist Lesley Stahl conducted an 80-minute interview with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). The “60 Minutes” story that aired on Jan. 5, 2020, included less than two minutes of Dr. Wagstrom’s comments and failed to include critical information about modern pork production.

Ty Higgins with Ohio Farm Bureau and members of Ohio’s pork industry took the opportunity to set the record straight on domestic hog production in this video.

 

The United States pork production system is the envy of the world and yields the safest, highest-quality and most affordable pork available. U.S. pork producers adhere to rigorous government regulations and stringent production standards defined by the industry’s Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus program. Food safety truly is a team effort – from the farm to processing facilities to consumers who must be informed about food handling and cooking temperatures. Close scrutiny of U.S.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 134 | New Year, Queen & Intern

In the first podcast of the new decade, we meet Madi Kregel, the new Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal intern who will be with us through the Ohio State Fair this summer. Dale catches up with Dr. Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian with the Ohio Department of Agriculture on changes for the upcoming fair season. He also chats with Lora Current, the 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen. Kolt also visited with Mackenzie Hoog, the newly crowned Ohio Fairs’ Queen representing Montgomery County. Dusty sent in a report with Glen Badenhop of American Freedom Energy in Liberty Center discussing how the small refinery waivers have impacted the ethanol and corn energy and local farmers.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 133 | Christmas Lights & YAP

Bennett Mussleman, Chairman of Ohio Farm Buearu’s Young Ag Professionals program joins Kolt, Dale, and Matt on this Christmas edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold. Bennett is discussing the upcoming Winter Leadership Conference. Also on the podcast, Matt talks with Ben Brown, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at The Ohio State University. Dusty catches up with Elizabeth Toot-Levy about Water Quality. He also sent back a conversation with Dr. Don Davidson in a conversation on African Swine Fever. Also included at no charge, a healthy dose of Christmas cheer!… Continue reading

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Genetic excellence a family tradition at Bunker Hill Farm

By Matt Reese

Whether through on-farm production, the show ring or industry service and leadership, the Shultz family and Ohio’s sheep industry have been intertwined for generations on Bunker Hill Farm in Logan County. The current generation on the farm — Bill and Susan Shultz — were recognized with the 2019 Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award Dec. 14.

“The award is about being good shepherds and good sheep people, but also leadership and involvement in the industry,” said Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program and director of livestock policy for Ohio Farm Bureau. “Both Bill and Susan as well as Bill’s dad have been very involved in the leadership of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association for what is now 70 years.”

Farrell Shultz served as the first president of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association in 1949. His son, Bill, served as OSIA president in 1979 and Bill’s wife, Susan, served as president in 2009.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 132 | No-Till and Farm Bureau

Dusty, Dale, Bart, and Kolt have the podcast brought to you by AgriGold this week. The team reflects on the Ohio No-Till Conference an hears and update from Eric Niemeyer from that event. Then, we also heard an update from Adam Sharp, the Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation from the 101st annual meeting. Additionally, Dave Russell sends in a special interview with Joe Cornely, who is hanging up his hat on farm broadcasting career.… Continue reading

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Ohio No-Till Conference Videos

The Ohio No-Till Council held their annual conference last week. Ohio Ag Net was there to video all of the information to bring it to you. You can watch each segment below on this page. Our own Dusty Sonnenberg has the highlight story here.

Healthy Soils, Healthy Waters, Healthy Life | Mark Anson

Soil Health, No-Till, and Cover Crops Panel

Ohio Department of Agriculture | Director Dorothy Pelanda

Indigo Carbon

Cover Crops Panel

My Farm Story – Nathan Brause

NutrientStar | Karen Chapman, Brookside Labs

Business Meeting

Awards

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 131 | Carbon and Cover Crops

Dale, Bart, and Matt are in the hot seat this week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold. Dale catches up with John Linder at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention and meeting. Dale also catches up with Noah Walker from Indigo Carbon talking all things carbon credits. That and more this week on the podcast!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 130 | Thanksgiving Pie

Dale, Bart, and Matt are bringing you this episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast brought to you by AgriGold. A slightly aggressive conversation is had over Thanksgiving pie and Christmas Trees. Bart and Matt sit down with some folks from Ag Resource Management and discuss some financial pieces. Dale also hears an update from Mike Steenhoek of the Soy Transportation Coalition from NAFB.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 129 | Trade Talk and Thanksgiving Preparation

Dale, Bart, and Kolt have returned from a week in Kansas City for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention. They meet back up with Matt for the podcast brought to you by AgriGold. Dusty and Matt talk with Ben Frobrose of Wood County, Kolt catches up with Hannah Thompson Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, and Matt has an update from the Ohio Christmas Tree Association on Operation Evergreen.… Continue reading

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Hearing from Agriculture at Trade Talk | NAFB 2019🎙

Dale, Bart, and Kolt  are in Kansas City this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention and meetings. The highlight of the event is the “Trade Talk” trade show where agribusinesses and associations from all walks of agriculture come to share the latest on their companies with Farm Broadcasters from around the country. Listen in to their travels around the Trade Talk floor in Kansas City.

Animal Agriculture Alliance

Dekalb Asgrow

BASF

Channel

Climate FieldView

FMC

Indigo Carbon

Indigo Ag

Growmark

Mosaic

National Pork Board | President

National Pork Board | African Swine Fever

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Pioneer

AGI SureTrack

Syngenta

United Soybean Board

Corteva

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 128 | Water Quality and Dual Purpose Beards

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast (always brought to you by AgriGold) Aaron Heilers of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network joined Matt, Kolt, and Dusty to discuss the latest in water quality and their new video series. Also on the podcast, Matt talks to Brian and Stacie Anderson about all things turkey. Dusty will also visit with Laura Lindsey and Peter Thomison of Ohio State on some agronomic updates.… Continue reading

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Cab Cam with Navy Veterans Peggy and Sid Vigil

On this Veterans Day Bart Johnson visits with Navy Veterans Peggy and Sid Vigil who found a second career in farming after retiring from a career in the US Navy. Hear about the opportunity Delbert and Barb Crook offered Peggy and Sid to take over their farming operation and the obstacles they overcame to make it work.… Continue reading

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