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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 30 | A sore bunch talking soybeans, marketing and 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.

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A great week for soybean harvest

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 reading

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The cost of cutting low moisture soybeans

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 reading

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2018 Farm Bill Work Continues

Senator Sherrod Brown is the first Senator from Ohio to be on the Senate Agriculture Committee. Work on the 2018 Farm Bill continues inside the beltway and The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins recently visited with the Senator about the latest progress.… Continue reading

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Five ways to get more operating credit – Part 1

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.

FCMA Doug Cox 10.2.17

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 27 | A review of Review and a preview of harvest

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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Upcoming warmer weather just what Ohio corn is needing

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 reading

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Farm Bill Roundtable held in Ohio

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 reading

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