For DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Micah Herron, who covers Miami, Shelby and some of Darke County, replant acres were record breaking in 2017. Even with the tough start to the season yields are surprising good, as Herron tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The 30th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, hears from host Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood. The sore bunch reminisces about their active weekends and what led to their aching bones.
Elsewhere in the podcast, we hear from a variety of people on happenings in agriculture. Matt Reese visited in the field with John Motter, the first Ohioan to be named chair of the United Soybean Board. He has been staying busy criss-crossing the world talking soybeans.
Joel Penhorwood talked with Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients. As farmers are busy visiting grain elevators to drop off their crop this harvest season, Jon explains some marketing lessons that can be learned from how elevators do business.
Ty Higgins spoke with Jim Pullins of Verdesian Life Sciences on FlexConnect, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants.
More from the entire group in this fun piece on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.… Continue readingRead More »
A look at the long-term forecast shows the possibility for a lot of progress with soybean harvest across Ohio this week. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Territory Manager David Miller (Fairfield, Perry, Licking, Knox, Muskingum and Coshocton Counties) about early yield results, crop conditions and ways to make this harvest season a safe one.… Continue readingRead More »
What are some ways that farmers can optimize credit in times of tight cash flow? Doug Cox, Regional Vice President of Ag Lending with Farm Credit Mid-America looks into that question.Read More »
This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, Joel has a cat-astrophe that causes a wardrobe malfunction. Matt Reese visits with freshwater prawn farmer Don Maloney of Fairfield County and Ty Higgins visits with Preble County farmer Keith Kemp about biotech access, or lack thereof, for farmers.Read More »
Many farmers across the Buckeye State are making a lot of progress when it comes to harvesting soybeans. The hot, dry early fall weather is causing the moisture levels of soybeans to be lower than they should be for optimum yield. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Field Agronomist Ryan Terry about the implications of harvesting low moisture soybeans.… Continue readingRead More »
Commodity prices are low and many operation’s profit margins are tight. So, how can farmers find financial opportunities in years like this one? Doug Cox, Regional Vice President of Ag Lending with Farm Credit Mid-America has some suggestions.Read More »
It was a full house for this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. Host Ty Higgins is joined by Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood and Bart Johnson to recap Farm Science Review and harvest starting up. Matt visits with Cathann A. Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as she experienced her first Review last week. Joel visits with Tracy Kitchel about 100 years of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, or ACEL. And Ty calls up Phil Jennings with Kinze to get some grain cart maintenance tips as farmers get geared up for a busy harvest.
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Matt Davis, a Vice President of AgriBusiness with Farm Credit Mid-America, visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how farmers can develop a successful operation. In part 2 of their conversation, Davis talks about how balancing family living expenses and knowing your family’s living costs is critical to your operation’s success.… Continue readingRead More »
No matter what part of the state you are in, chances are the corn is behind schedule and looking for as many heat units as possible as it reaches maturity. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Ben Murphy says the warmer weather in the forecast is much needed for corn in his area of Ottawa, Sandusky, Huron and Erie Counties and a shot or two of rain wouldn’t hurt either. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
Although the growing season is winding down as fall approaches, some corn and soybean plants may be a little more brown than they should be. With a lack of moisture, some crops are dying prematurely. What impact will this have on final yields? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out from Kyle Poling in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Recently, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, convened a roundtable to get input from Ohio farmers as he helps write the 2018 Farm Bill.
Brown was joined by farmers from agricultural organizations including the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, the Ohio Soybean Association, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Ohio Farmers Union, and the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, to discuss ways to support Ohio farmers and create local jobs.
In 2014, Brown was part of the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee that successfully negotiated a five-year farm bill. Brown helped secure several key provisions for Ohio farmers in the 2014 Farm Bill including, strengthening and reforming the farm safety net, supporting conservation programs that protect the local environment, maintaining support for the Rural Development program to spur economic development, and helping farmers sell directly to producers, which creates jobs and increases access to nutritious, locally-grown food.… Continue readingRead More »
As the end of August nears so does the end of the 2017 growing season for corn and soybeans. Tate Cockerill, a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager, visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what crops need as they finish up and about new technology being used with Encirca Services that will help growers learn more about their crops and about their farms.… Continue readingRead More »
This week on the podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, Matt Reese, Bart Johnson and Ty Higgins talk about what Ty saw last week on the Midwest Crop Tour, a new multi-row width planter, more Palmer amaranth in Ohio and a farmer that decided to call it quits at the 2017 harvest season.
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For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Trent Brisby’s territory in Northwest Ohio, the time to chop silage is just around the corner. He visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about things to think about before silage harvest begins. He also covers the variability of crops in his area and reveals an update to the Encirca Services app in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Support for agriculture and rural communities not only comes from within these communities, but from outside communities as well.
Over the past week, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson has been getting calls from growers asking if it is too late for a fungicide application on soybeans. He gives the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins the answer to that question in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »