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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 66 | #WaterDrama18

A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 65 | Clean water and what to do about it

The 65th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, joins host Matt Reese alongside Joel Penhorwood and Ty Higgins.

Lake Erie and water quality is the topic of the week after Ohio Governor John Kasich made an executive order on the matter, temporarily surpassing the wishes of agricultural groups.

Interviews in this week’s episode include Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels, Ohio Corn and Wheat Executive Director Tadd Nicholson, and Rick Stumpf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

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High Oleic Soybeans Making Big Splash in Oil Market

High oleic soybean oil is making a bigger splash in a familiar market in response to the FDA’s recently enacted ban on partially hydrogenated oil.

Compared to commodity soybean oil, high oleic soybean oil offers an increased stability for end users, including food manufacturers and restaurants. High oleic soybean oil is just what the food industry needs to comply with the FDA ban and continue to keep customers happy.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with former United Soybean Board Chair and Ohio soybean grower John Motter about the new possibilities of high oleic.

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Ohio is experiencing an earlier-than-average risk of crop diseases

According to DTN’s crop disease risk maps, corn fields throughout Ohio are already at a higher risk this year than in the past two years for Gray Leaf Spot, which is a serious crop disease affecting corn plants. Experts are indicating the risk is trending ahead of average by at least 2 weeks. Left untreated, crop diseases put the area’s yields in danger.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Ben Brame, VP of Ag Platform at DTN, about the maps and how the can be helpful to farmers during an already busy time of year.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 63 | Quick progress with crops and the Farm Bill

Forget corn getting knee-high by the 4th of July. Many Ohio fields are tasseling this week. Joel Penhorwood checks in with Farm Science Review’s Nate Douridas, Dale Minyo visits with Wyandot County farmer Joe Shaeffer and Matt talks dairy goats with Mark Baden, who recently judged at the National Dairy Goat Show in Columbus. Ty Higgins hosts this week’s podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 62 | Summer fun and fungicides

The Ohio Ag Net crew talks giant hogweed, fungicides, helicopter aerial application, and summer fun in this podcast.

Ty hears from Aaron Drake of Sunrise Cooperative on aerial application from a helicopter and the uniqueness of the job.

Dale talks to John Brien, AgriGold agronomist, on what to keep in mind with regard to fungicides.

We also hear from Karl Marshall, a farmer from Auglaize County, who was week two’s winner of Feeding Farmers.

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Conditions Prime for Frogeye Leaf Spot Emergence

To date this season, some Ohio farmers have experienced 200 to 300 percent more rainfall than normal. This amount of moisture, paired with above average temperatures, has created prime conditions for disease development. In particular, frogeye leaf spot. Farmers should be thinking preventative versus reactively when it comes to protecting yield potential from disease. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with FMC Agricultural Solutions Senior Technical Sales Manager Joe Reed about prevention and control, as well as return on investment of fungicide applications.

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Pork 509 to focus on pork quality

On Friday, June 29th, the Ohio Pork Council and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences are hosting ‘Pork 509’ – a seminar to discuss pork quality.

Throughout the seminar, faculty at the OSU Department of Animal Sciences will host informational sessions regarding welfare, genetics, meat quality, processing characteristics and more. Attendees will also be able to participate in a hands-on carcass and meat quality assessment, led by Dr. Lyda Garcia and Dr. Eric England. Additional speakers at Pork 509 include Dr. Steve Moeller and Dr. Monique Paris-Garcia. See the days’ agenda here and call 614-882-5887 for registration.

OPC President Rich Deaton visited with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the event, as well as the importance of early registration as space is limited.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 61 | State-of-the-art feed mill, Farm Bill, and feeding farmers

The Ohio Ag Net podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings you interviews with Senator Sherrod Brown on the Senate Farm Bill. We hear from Jeff Neal of Kalmbach Feeds on the company’s brand new feed mill near Upper Sandusky. Brady Campbell of the OSU Sheep Team gives us an update on parasites in livestock. And the first week of Feeding Farmers in 2018 has come and gone, where Joel visited with Roger Yocom on their farm’s unique history and more.

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Soybean trade with China holds multiple scenarios with June 15th deadline

June 15th has been circled on many calendars in farm country. That is when President Trump will release plans to put tariffs on $50 billion worth of China goods. It is also when soybean farmers will find out how retaliation measures taken by China may impact their bottom line. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Ohio Soybean Association President Allen Armstrong.

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