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Dry fields in west central Ohio causing early issues in corn

DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling covers the west central part of Ohio and parts of his area have been drier than normal as the growing season begins. Poling has come across some fertilizer burn on young corn plants as a results. He gives the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins the details on what to look for as you evaluate early corn stands and how checking those fields can help evaluate planter performance as well in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Chasing moisture with seeding depth not recommended

Even though a good part of Ohio has seen some rain recently, there are some parts that haven’t seen a drop in weeks. That may have some farmers wanted to plant a little deeper to try to get that seed to some moisture a little further in the dirt. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Territory Manager Matthew Stroud gives this thoughts on that theory and also shares with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins how far along some southern Ohio wheat fields are for this time of year.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 56 | Eddie George, FFA, Corn, RINs, Planting, and Sinkholes

The crew recaps coverage of the Ohio FFA Convention, in which the student reporters spoke with keynote speaker Eddie George and Dale Minyo talked with Todd Peterson.

An important call to action day for corn farmers is here and Ty Higgins caught up with Ohio Corn and Wheat’s Tadd Nicholson.

A sinkhole in a farm field in Logan County is getting attention. Joel Penhorwood hears from Sunny Yoesting on the situation happening on her farm.

All that and much more in this week’s podcast, sponsored by AgriGold.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 55 | Planting time!

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, finally has some warm weather to talk about!

Host Ty Higgins will be on the road this week to jump in the cab with farmers from around the state as they put seed in the ground.

He also talks cost of production with Carrie Johnson of Cargill Ag Marketing Service.

Matt Reese has the latest update on watershed research from Grand Lake St. Marys in his conversations with Bill Knapke and Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State’s Lake Campus.

The crew has more fun conversation in this latest podcast.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 54 | Farmers Share, Farm Finances, and Farming Indoors

Warm weather brought short sleeves for the 54th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

Joel Penhorwood talks with Marlee Stollar about the recent Farmers Share event held by the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at Ohio State.

Matt Reese has a conversation about micro greens and indoor farming with Daniel Klemens.

Ty Higgins speaks with Brent Ditmars of Farm Credit Mid-America.

The crew, including Dale Minyo, has more fun in the sun with this week’s podcast.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 53 | Early beans, late planting and Farm Bill on time?

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

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 52 | Trade Tribulations, Poultry Prom, and Dairy Discussions

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.

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An exclusive interview about China with USDA Secretary Perdue

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

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 50 | Lake Erie Impairment, Time to Plant?

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

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