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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 75 | Happy Farmers, New Trade Deals, and a Concert on the Farm

The 75th Episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings the crew together to talk an exciting time in agriculture.

A new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada was finalized Sunday night. The crew discusses the topic and the latest adventures with Matt’s dog.

Interviews in the podcast include Matt Reese’s talk with Ohio State University economist Ian Sheldon on trade issues and the confusing impacts of tariffs.

Ty Higgins hears from DTN’s Greg Horstmeier about farmer optimism, which is at an all-time high according to their most recent findings.

Joel Penhorwood hears from Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, who was at the Luke Bryan farm concert this past week, celebrating ‘Here’s to the Farmer Day’ in Ohio.

Celebrate International Podcast Day with all that and much more in this week’s podcast!

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Agriculture Confidence Index reaches all-time high for farmers

Farmer optimism for the state of agriculture, their current business health and their outlook on the future continues to climb, according to the results of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. In fact, farmers indicate they are more confident than ever, pushing the index to 164.8, exactly 30 points higher than the most recent index in spring of 2018.

When asked, farmers rated their present situation at 172.4, up 68 points from spring of 2018 and 100 points above what they felt about conditions one year ago. In comparison, farmers in the recent index rated their optimism for the future at 161.1, which is 11 points below their optimistic rating for the current situation, but still significantly positive.

“These results are not just record-setting, but they are also extremely surprising,” said Greg Horstmeier, DTN editor-in-chief. “What’s more is that we found consistency across all regions and types of farmers studied in the survey, whether Midwest, Southeast, or Southwest, and whether crop grower or livestock producer.”

AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Horstmeier about the latest Ag Confidence Index

DTN/The Progressive Farmer also surveys agribusinesses and developed a separate index for their rating of the current and future situation.

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Despite color of paint, many combines turning black during harvest

As always, harvest season kicks up some dust as combines roll through dry corn and soybean fields. But why are combines turning black this season. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Troy Putnam visits with Ty Higgins about the black combine phenomenon, as well as early harvest results, test weights and purple seed stain in soybeans.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 74 | Tough markets, great harvest

The 74th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brings the whole crew together after another exciting Farm Science Review.

Several conversations are had in today’s podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

Ty Higgins talks with Bennett and Lisa Musselman about Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals program.

Joel Penhorwood hears from grain merchandiser Jon Scheve, talking in-depth about current and future market conditions and how farmers are positioned going into harvest.

Matt Reese converses with Eric Leindecker, chairman of Fueling the Cure about a major fundraising milestone.

Dale Minyo discusses the beef industry with Clint Walenciak with Certified Angus Beef.

All that and more from the crew in this podcast.

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Farm Economics Changing Dynamic of Seed Purchasing

While at Farm Science Review, many growers take a look around at new equipment and technology making their ways to the farm. Most say it may not be the right time for a big purchase, but it is nice to know what is available if and when the time to buy arrives. Although buying new gear can wait, but seed can’t. Daniel Call with Seed Consultants visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how farmers are approaching seed buying for 2019.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 73 | Farm Science Review!

Time again for the annual Farm Science Review. Joel, Ty, and Matt join us for this week’s podcast outside of the Ohio’s Country Journal barn on the grounds of the review. The crew encourages you to stop by.

In this week’s podcast, Joel brings back from the trip to Canada a roundtable discussion between Ohio dairy farmers, milk equipment suppliers, and more from the long bus ride back from Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

Ty has a conversation in the first corn harvest cab cam of 2018 with Rob McCarley of Pickaway County.

Farm machinery is a major highlight of the Farm Science Review. As such, we hear from Scott Brown of Geringhoff as he gives us a walkaround of the Freedom 15-inch corn head.

All that and more in this week’s podcast (and by the way, it’s Ty’s birthday!)

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Ohio crops may see effects of too much heat for corn, too much rain for beans

If 2018 proved anything to farmers around Ohio, it certainly proved that there is no such thing as an ideal growing season. As combines begin to roll, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says farmers may see the effects of too much heat for corn and too much rain for soybeans. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 72 | County Fair Teamwork, FFA Jacket Origins and Dairy Robots

This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold, Ty Higgins talks with Richland County Fair Board President Jason Snyder about helping out the Wayne County Fair over the weekend. Dale Minyo visits with Ohio FFA Vice President Holly McClay about the recent ceremony in Fredricktown, Ohio, commemorating the home of the FFA Jacket. Matt Reese sits down with Rick Crawford about his Ohio Century Farm in Adams County. Joel travels to Canada for their farm show in Ontario along with Mick Heiby from Hills Supply to learn about robotic milkers. Then Ty wraps up the podcast talking tissue sampling (and a lot of it) with AgriGold’s John Brien.

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Yield Potential May Change As Season Wraps Up

After the Ohio Crop Tour last week, scouts came pretty close to agreeing with what USDA says Ohio has for what would be a record corn and soybean crop. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Troy Putnam says there is still enough time left in the growing season for crops to put a little more on or take a little off of what is currently out there. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 69 | It’s crop tour time!

The 69th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, brings together Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood ahead of one of the busiest times of the year — crop tour time!

The team talks what they expect to see and a bit about the USDA reports on Friday.

We also hear from Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser, in his reaction to the report. Ty talks with Jason Williamson about crop insurance outlook. Matt Reese is joined by Duane Stateler, talking water quality on his demonstration farm.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 68 | State Fair wraps up and high oleic soybeans get going

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast joins the Ohio Ag Net crew of Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, and Ty Higgins as they recover from the 2018 Ohio State Fair. They reflect on some of their best memories of the Ohio State Fair.

Ty Higgins talks with John Motter, a constant advocate of high oleic soybeans, about some notable changes that hit the industry.

Dale Minyo hears from Pat Hord, CEO of Hord Livestock, during the recent Crawford County Fair. The two talk the state of the livestock industry as well as an update to the recently-built livestock facility in Coldwater, MI.

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