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Ohio Farm Bureau News Update | June 26, 2019 | Ohio Working Lands Sign Up, disaster declarations and more

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Current News

Ohio asks USDA for disaster declarations

Gov. Mike DeWine has formally asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a disaster declaration following a devastatingly wet spring. Ohio Farm Bureau strongly encourages farmers who have had difficulty planting their 2019 crops to share their situation with the county Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible. The information provided will assist them in determining if a Disaster Declaration request would be applicable for that county.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 107 | Prevent Plant, Dairy Month, and County Fairs

The 107th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, with hosts Matt Reese, Dale Minyo and Kolt Buchenroth Starts off with an update from Keith Summers of of Leist Mercantile on prevent plant. He also talks with Devin Cain to celebrate dairy month.

Kolt Buchenroth talks with Representative Don Jones (R-Glenford) about House Bill 6 and how it relates to Ohio’s county fairs. Matt speaks with Tom Ramsey about barley that’s being grown in Ohio. Plus, the whole group’s analysis of the current weather conditions and trying to put a little positive spin on the depressing situation.

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Pioneer Field Report: Evaluate wheat, alfalfa stands

In this week’s Pioneer Field Report, Ohio Ag Net is joined by Pioneer Field Agronomist Brad Ott. Ott discusses the extended planting season in front of us and what that means from a consideration of crops going to the field. He’s encouraging growers to not make too many changes at this point, but be evaluating needs on a field-by-field basis. Alfalfa and wheat stand needs are also important at this time going forward across Ohio.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 106 | Cab Cams, Soggy Weather, and Dorky Car Rides

The 106th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, with hosts Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood, Kolt Buchenroth, and Zach Parrott. Todays podcast starts off with Joel’s Cab Cam interviews with Andy Detwiler and Greg McGlinch. Cab Cams this week are sponsored by Homan Inc.

Intern Zach Parrott, goes on his first farm visits with Matt Reese and Kolt Buchenroth, where they meet up with Jess and Adam Campbell and Between the Rows farmer, Nathan Brown. Matt Reese also talked with dairy farmer Devin Cain and his backpack program to help feed hungry kids.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 105 | An ode to opossums, tariffs, and prevent plant

The 105th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, comes on another rainy day across the Buckeye State. A wide range of topics greet host Joel Penhorwood alongside Kolt Buchenroth, Dale Minyo, Zach Parrott, and Matt Reese.

We begin by hearing in the first installment of Plow Talk from guests Matthew and Jason Bane of Bane-Welker Equipment. Ohio Corn and Wheat’s Tadd Nicholson talks about the Tariffs Hurt the Heartland campaign while grain merchandiser Jon Scheve updates us on his latest market advice in this tough economic and agronomic time (hint: it has to do with prevent plant). Union County Fred Yoder updates us on his perspective for this unique growing season and how he compares it to 2011, all the while strawberry producer Todd Stacy talks a unique way of picking his crop.

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Patience for planting 🔊

By Joel Penhorwood

The 2019 planting season continues to be an aggravating one for Ohio growers, though there’s still plenty of time for a good crop ahead, says DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich.

Ulrich spoke Thursday to a group of Union County farmers, hosted by Yoder Ag Services, answering questions and highlighting timely agronomic issues.

“No really big reasons to change anything as far as products or practices until after we get out past Memorial Day. Once we get toward the end of the month, then we can make some changes, but right now just stay the course. Whatever plan you had is still the best plan to put in place,” said Ulrich.

He pointed out how growing degree day requirements for corn actually go down as the planting season rolls along due to corn’s unique adaptation abilities. Soybeans though do require a different tailoring as the planting date gets later, the reason he recommends upping populations by 10,000 per acre for each week after Memorial Day.

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Pioneer Field Report: Stay the course

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood catches up with Pioneer Field Agronomist John Schoenhals to discuss what has been on everybody’s minds – delayed planting concerns. Stay the course is his advice to Ohio farmers at this point. Though we’re behind schedule, Schoenhals says there’s economic reasoning to not changing up the plan, which he details in the discussion below.

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2019-2020 Ohio FFA Officer Team (Audio included)

President: Holly McClay- Fredericktown

Vice President: Bethany Starlin- Chief Logan

Secretary: Noah Smith- Amanda-Clearcreek

Treasurer: Haleigh Stoller- Wayne Trace

Reporter: Mackenzie Hoog- Valley View MVCTC

Sentinel: Justin Beckner- Tallawanda Butler Tech

Vice Presidents at Large:

Alec Ogg- Upper Sandusky

Mozie van Raaij- Southeastern

Maribeth Pozderac- Fredericktown

Wyatt Kissell- Mt. Vernon

Chyann Kendel- Twin Valley South MVCTC

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 102 | Talking turkeys on the tailgate

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, joins Dale and Joel outdoors (as you can hear from the singing birds) as they recap this week in agriculture.

Interviews in this week’s podcast include a chat with Tom Fontana regarding Ohio Soybean Council Foundation’s numerous scholarships awarded to promising students. Dale also talks with Wilmington College’s Jenny Shaw following their recent spring visit day where young people took a look at what the school has to offer in agriculture. Joel recaps a recent tour of the Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery where the company is putting on display their active use of agricultural commodities (including corn) from Ohio farmers.

Also turkey season starts up and Dale details some tips for hunters in the crowd. Tune in to the Ohio Ag Net Podcast!

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Pioneer Field Report: Wet fall, spring poses unique planting considerations

Pioneer Field Agronomist for southwest Ohio Brad Ott joins Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood for this week’s Pioneer Field Report. The wet fall and wet spring have brought some unique considerations for planting season, with farmers having to get a lot of catch-up work done in the fields in a short time.

“We didn’t have a very conducive fall to do much of anything last year,” said Ott. “So there’s a lot that has to get done this spring and maybe some changes to what our normal practices are due to not having that ability last fall.

“A lot of places didn’t get tillage done,” he said. A need to look at the right planting techniques could be the answer, according to Ott.

Seed quality is also an industry-wide concern this year.

“The big thing you need to have a discussion with your seed supplier about is what does that really mean.

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Pioneer Field Report: Spring weather brings renewed wheat, soybean considerations

Troy Putnam, field agronomist with Pioneer, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about this year’s wheat activity in fields while farmers gear up for corn and soybean planting. Considerations with regard to wheat growth stages are important to remember this time of year. Putnam also encourages farmers to take an active approach to what they’re spraying as burndowns and what inoculants are on seed, with seed quality being an ever-present concern after an extremely wet harvest all around.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 100 | Getting antsy about planting season

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings together Bart Johnson, Matt Reese, and Dale Minyo to chat about the nice weather and a multitude of other topics.

Guests on this week’s podcast include Between the Rows farmers Nathan Brown of Highland County and Andrew Armstrong of Clark County.

Also Joel Penhorwood talks with Jim Case of Delaware County on his homemade Soilhawk soil sampling unit.

All that and much more in the 100th episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 98 | Sending help to Nebraska

Rose Hartschuh joins Matt and Joel for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. They’re talking the relief efforts by Ohio farmers to Nebraska though Ohio’s Rural America Relief.

Other guests include Muskingum Co. Pork Producer Matt Bell, Grain Merchandiser Jon Scheve, Laura Lindsey from OSU Extension on Barley, and Chris Baker of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Tune in!

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 97 | Farm Bureau to D.C., Ohio Beef Expo, and Ohio Ag Week

This episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, hears from Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown as well as American Farm Bureau’s Paul Lyon. The crew also hears from Bruce Smith of COBA/Select Sires during the recent Ohio Beef Expo, plus agronomist Mike Hannewald taking a look at the phosphorous problem from a soil health perspective.

Tune in!

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Commodity Classic packed with highlights for attendees

The nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers gathered in Orlando for the 2019 Commodity Classic that featured a massive trade show and leading agriculture experts from around the country.

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. Commodity Classic is unlike any other agriculture event, featuring a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show featuring the latest technology, equipment and innovation, top-notch entertainment, inspiring speakers and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation.

The event is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Here are some of the many highlights.

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