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A number of global issues steering commodities

From the eased tensions with Cuba, to an email hack job to Sony, to the Russian ruble crisis, there are so many factors happening around the world that are moving commodity markets in different directions. Dr. Matt Roberts, associate professor with The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, talked with Ty Higgins about those factors and where the markets might go from here.

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For Ohio’s corn crop, test weight and moisture results were lagging

Without a doubt, many farmers were smiling from ear to ear when looking at the yield monitors as they took in Ohio’s corn crop. The numbers for test weights and moisture were not as impressive though. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill talks about why those numbers may have been below average in 2014 for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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A preview of the December USDA Supply and Demand Report

Wednesday at NOON, USDA will be releasing a new Supply and Demand Report. Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics gives a preview of what to expect and how the markets are setting up for the news.

You can hear more of Zuzolo’s comments in person later this month as he takes part in a number of Farm Credit meetings around Ohio. Click here for a full list of those free meetings.

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The delayed 2014 harvest is pushing back 2015 decisions

With just over 10% of the corn crop in Ohio still in the field, many farmers have been into harvest now for over 2 months. The delay in bringing this year’s crop has also put a delay in producers making their 2015 crop decisions. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net talked about this predicament with Account Manager Trent Brisby in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Double-crop beans flourish thanks to August rains

When farmers in Ohio opened up soybean fields for the first time this harvest season, many were pleasantly surprised with the numbers coming up on the yield monitors. The same can be said, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Jim Stucke, about double-crop beans in his area of Mercer, Auglaize and Allen counties. He gives Ty Higgins some results of the 2014 harvest season in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

 

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Keep miscues at a minimum through the delayed harvest

With every rain event that sweeps through the Midwest, farmers are becoming more frustrated and anxious as harvest gets further and further delayed.  Bradley Ott, an Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer has some helpful tips when it comes to safety on the farm and best practices in the field during a later than expected harvest season, in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Growing season stresses being seen at harvest

Throughout the 2014 growing season, Ohio’s corn and soybean fields have been put through the test of variable conditions that put stresses on the crop that are being seen as harvest continues. Account Manager Kevin Forrest talks about how his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties saw a wide range of conditions that are cause for some concern as harvest drags on. Listen to his thoughts in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Corn, corn and more corn

After what many analysts would consider a neutral report from USDA on Friday, the corn and soybean markets finished the week with double-digit losses. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, thinks the market will continue the downward trend early in the week as farmers continue to bring in a corn crop that does not yet have a place to go. Here is more of Scheve’s interview with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.

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