Elusive spring temperatures may have some farmers rethinking their 2018 planting game plan a bit. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich about the effects of the cold spring weather, determining optimal planting rates as the days go by and about making a plan for replanting.… Continue reading
Much of Ohio received multiple inches of rain recently and farmers are calling DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Bradley Ott to see how those rains may have impacted fertilizer and herbicide applications made last fall. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading
The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings a wide variety of topics for episode 53.
We start off with a parody song written and performed by our own Ty Higgins called “I just want to plant.” Ty also recently caught up with a farm that’s already planted a bit in Ohio for a test of how early soybeans may actually do. We hear his conversation with Jakob Wilson of JCW Farms.
Joel Penhorwood brings some audio from the press conference last week with House Ag Chairman Mike Conaway with the announcement of the first draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The big question now is whether or not we’ll see it advancing in 2018.
A big topic addressed in the Farm Bill is conservation titles. Matt Reese talks with Jim Hoorman from USDA NRCS about conservation tips during the recent Dave Brandt Field Day.
Dale Minyo was at Wilmington College this past week and caught up with student Sara Pope about her path in agriculture.… Continue reading
Historically speaking, earlier planted fields tend to be the highest yielding ones. With the cold and wet start to spring, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says planting conditions will play as big of a role as planting date in 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading
The 52nd episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, is packed with the agricultural issues of the day.
Ty Higgins has some viewpoint on the recent trade dispute between the U.S. and China in which agriculture is caught in the crosshairs as he talks with Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition.
Matt Reese hears from Jenna Gregorich, bird health programs manager for the Ohio Poultry Association. OPA held their annual banquet this past weekend.
Dale Minyo was the Ohio Dairy Producers Association Spring Meeting and visited with ODPA’s Scott Higgins.
All that and more fun conversation in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.… Continue reading
As part of his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue made a stop at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wednesday to meet with USDA employees during the zoo’s OneUSDA Family Day.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was invited to tag along for the afternoon and had the chance to visit exclusively with Secretary Perdue about the topic of the day, China, as well as other trade possibilities, positive changes for the dairy industry and concerns the head of USDA heard from farmers as he traveled through Ohio.… Continue reading
The 50th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, talks the major topics of the week in agriculture.
Ty Higgins speaks with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Adam Sharp about the impairment designation recently announced for Lake Erie.
Matt Reese hears from Glenn Harsh about the coming planting season and some tips on planting into cover crop stands.
Talking planting, Ty is keeping us updated on a farming family testing out the early implementation of soybeans, putting some in the ground in mid-March.
All that and much more in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.… Continue reading
Growers are beginning to speculating on when the weather will begin to favor planting season. In any case, growers want to get out in the field early, when possible. Since it’s truly a game of luck, Stine Seed regional sales agronomist Bill Kessinger has some thoughts on the optimal time for planting corn and soybeans. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading
The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings together the crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood after a busy past week.
The Ohio Beef Expo recently wrapped up. While there, Joel talked with Tim Bryan whose family shows Mini Herefords at the Expo. The unique breed is special in more than its look.
Ty brings us an interview from his trip to Washington D.C. on the Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents Trip with AFBF’s Dale Moore. The 2018 Farm Bill faces an interesting road ahead.
Dale visited with Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels in the celebration of Ohio Ag Week recently. The two attended an ag museum opening in northeast Ohio.
Matt caught up with a couple of people on pressing issues. He visited with OSU Extension Climate Specialist Aaron Wilson. And talking the interesting time for dairy farmers, he also heard from Mark Thomas, a dairy farmer in Stark County who has decided to sell the dairy side of his operation.… Continue reading
The Ohio Ag Net crew is back from Commodity Classic for this week’s podcast, courtesy of AgriGold. A variety of topics are covered in this week’s episode, including Ty Higgins speaking with Fred Yoder on the state of the industry. Matt Reese visits with David Hague on salamander hunting in Ohio. Joel Penhorwood hears from Ohio Farm Bureau’s Joe Cornely on their recent Ag Day at the Capitol as well as their upcoming county presidents trip to Washington D.C.… Continue reading
The 46th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brings together Joel Penhorwood and Dale Minyo to talk the latest farm news as the rest of the crew is headed to Commodity Classic in California for the week.
Though they’re out of town, the podcast has plenty of information to tune in for. Ty Higgins has a conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown on the latest work from the Senate Ag Committee, including the 2018 Farm Bill.
Joel reaches back into the file from the National Farm Machinery Show a couple weeks ago in an interview with John Kinzebaw, founder of Kinze Planters. He briefly talks some industry trends and technology that’s standing out in 2018 ag.
The crew also hears from Jon Scheve on his latest take on the wild ride that is soybean markets.
All that and more in this week’s edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.… Continue reading
As Senator Sherrod Brown and others on the Senate Agriculture Committee begin to put new farm legislation together, there are some concerns about cuts in President Trump’s budget proposal that would impact agriculture and rural Ohio directly. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Senator Brown about those concerns.… Continue reading
Soybean growers are harvesting record yields but continue to face disease pressure. Total yearly economic losses due to Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) are staggering at $1.6 billion per year.
An analysis of data from a three-year study conducted by AgInfomatics, LLC., shows a potential revenue benefit, a reduction in input costs for farms, and a reduction in the U.S. carbon footprint from using a new seed treatment.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Rodney Tocco, Seed Growth Technical Representative with Bayer Crop Science.… Continue reading
The 44th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings in a number of topics and guests. Matt Reese has love advice ahead the upcoming National Farm Machinery Show which lands on Valentine’s Day. Ty Higgins is joined by Jeff Moyer of the Rodale Institute, keynote speaker of this week’s OEFFA Conference. On the them of organic, Joel hears from Dale Nordquist of the University of Minnesota, comparing conventional and organic dairy production from a financial standpoint.… Continue reading
Nitrogen is one of farmers’ largest input investments. N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers are proven to reduce nitrogen loss by reducing leaching and denitrification, keeping more applied nitrogen in the root zone – where the plant needs it most – longer, hence increasing yields and ultimately, farmers’ profitability. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out more from Dow AgroSciences Nitrogen Management Specialist Brittany Loewen.… Continue reading
The 43rd episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings the crew of Joel Penhorwood, Dale Minyo, Ty Higgins, and Matt Reese together to talk a busy time for meeting season in the state.
Matt sat down with Bill Harp, Jed Bookman, and Ron Digby for a conversation at OABA. Dale also heard from CoBank’s Terry Barr at OABA.
Ty hears from OFW Law’s Kenneth Ackerman on crop insurance .
Joel spoke with John Bobbe of OFARM on a developing topic in organic agriculture — the improper import of non-certified organic foods.
This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast Dale Minyo gives his takeaway from last week’s National Biodiesel Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas and you’ll hear his conversation with Wade Thorson from Benchmark Biodiesel. Matt Reese shares what was address at this year’s Ohio Farmers Union Annual Meeting with Joe Logan and Rob Larew and Ty Higgins posts his visit with Sam Sutherly, the owner of the grain bin that busted in New Carlisle, Ohio last week.
This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by Agrigold, Ty Higgins and Matt Reese are joined by Abby Motter. Abby will be joining the team as an intern for the first few months of 2018! This week, learn more about Farm Starts as Joel Penhorwood visits with Helene Bergren about the program helping young and beginning farmers. Matt talks beef policy with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s VP of Government Affairs Colin Woodall and Ty calls up Randy Dickhut from National Farmers Company to visit about farmland values in Ohio and the Midwest.… Continue reading
The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood braved the snowy roads.
Joel talks with Kent McGuire of Ohio State CFAES on cold weather safety. Matt speaks with John and Connie Surber, recipients of the Ohio Pork Industry Excellence Award. Ty hears from Michelle Specht on what her area Farm Bureau his doing to fight the opioid crisis. To wrap it all up, the group listens to Rose Hartschuh on she and her husband Greg recently winning the AFBF Excellence in Agriculture Award.… Continue reading
After driving in the snow and freezing rain on a cold January morning, Matt Reese and Ty Higgins hoped to thaw things a bit by covering some hot topics in agriculture for the 1st Ohio Ag Net Podcast if 2018, brought to you by AgriGold. Matt highlights his conversations with Dr. Tony Forshey and Director David Daniels with the Ohio Department of Agriculture about the upcoming County Fair season. Matt also talks water quality with Dr. Kevin King with USDA. Ty recently caught up with Dr. Carl Zulauf about the prospects of a 2018 Farm Bill actually happening in 2018.… Continue reading